Social/Professional

Insolvency inquiry overlooking the obvious

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudswoman Kate Carnell.Image Supplied. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) will conduct an inquiry into the insolvency system with a view to determining if current practices “achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble.” Never mind that small business owners are the largest contributors to Australia’s multi-billion dollar unpaid tax bill,…

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BDO bulks up on agri-expertise with new hire

Shaun McKinnon: Goodbye Grant Thornton, hello BDO. As revealed by iNO last month, Shaun McKinnon has joined BDO after more than seven years at Grant Thornton. Confirming the move this week BDO national head of restructuring Andrew Fielding said McKinnon had joined “as a new advisory partner in the firm’s Brisbane office, specialising in providing Corporate Finance and Restructuring services with a focus on the…