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Australian Accountants, Lawyers & Directors Conference™ – 20 Years

7 to 14 January 2019 – Aspen, Colorado 7 to 14 January 2020 – Aspen, Colorado (possible dates)   20 Years in 2019 The 2019 AALDC celebrated the 20th year of the conference. Once again it was an outstanding success with approximately one hundred delegates attending informative conference sessions by eminent speakers in a number of different fields. In addition, enjoyable networking events were held throughout the week at which…

Tags: 2019 Ian Purchas

March 26, 2019

Commercial Risk Outlook Report – March 2019

SV Partners will soon be releasing the seventh edition of the Commercial Risk Outlook Report, providing an analysis for March 2019 with regards to the current state of Australian businesses relative to their commercial risk. This Report analyses industries and regions within Australia where incorporated operating businesses are predicted to face financial distress within the next 12 months. We encourage our professional network to use this Report to understand the key…

Tags: 2019 Terry van der Velde

Case study – When is a loan from a company really a loan?

A common assumption is that all funds withdrawn from a company by an officeholder, or associate, for personal use would be treated by a future liquidator as a loan, recoverable upon demand. Another common assumption is that a debit director loan, recorded in the books of the company, would be low-hanging fruit for a future liquidator, and the director would be required to pay-up upon demand. When we scratch the…

Tags: 2019 Matthew Bookless

Property Prices and the Australian Economy

Since the Global Financial Crisis, the economy has been stimulated by the lowering of official interest rates and quantitative easing which has seen an increase in asset prices. Property is the main source of wealth for many families, it must be remembered that housing was the initial cause of the Global Financial Crisis. With the tightening in the lending environment the prospects of a reversal in some asset classes, including…

Tags: 2019 Darren Vardy

One Year Bankruptcies – What is the current state of play?

It has been some time now since the Federal Government introduced the Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill which proposes to reduce the period of bankruptcy from 3 years to 1 year. However, a Trustee in Bankruptcy will retain powers to extend the term in the event of misconduct. The amendments also include measures to extend the income contribution obligations of discharged bankrupts for a minimum period of two years following…

Tags: 2018 Michael Carrafa

December 5, 2018

Court appointments post 1 September 2017

September 2018 marked the anniversary of the second tranche of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA), since its commencement on 1 September 2017. Twelve months on, it is great to see the Federal Court and Supreme Courts (in some States) have adopted changes to their Rules, in response to the ILRA amendments.   How do the Court Rules interact with the ILRA for Court Appointments? Amendments to section…

Tags: 2018 Caitlin Scantlebury

Surviving the Christmas Cash Flow Hangover

Fast forward to February 2019, to a time when Christmas Day has been long forgotten and the New Year has come and gone. January has been slow and spent recovering, or battling your competitors for your slice of the January sales. You are sitting down enjoying your morning coffee going through your emails, when you are reminded that your December Business Activity Statement is due in a matter of days….

Tags: 2018 Darren Vardy

The Fallout from JM Kelly Group

The Liquidation of the JM Kelly Group (a large building construction group based in Rockhampton) has been a serious blow to Rockhampton and the central Queensland construction industry with the direct loss of approximately 250 jobs and debts estimated to be $20m. With unemployment in the Rockhampton region at 8% (as at June 2018) and with the population falling by 1% (compared to June 2017) the real impact of this…

Tags: 2018 Frank O'Neill

We Now Have a Rockhampton Office

We are pleased to announce that SV Partners has opened an office in Rockhampton. The expansion is supported by a growing region and our continued commitment to servicing professionals and their clients in Central Queensland for over a decade.

Tags: 2018 SV Partners

October 11, 2018

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