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Remote AGMs and document signing allowed, for now

Companies should note that the government made a determination towards the end of the 2019-20 financial year that permits companies to hold annual general meetings by electronic format. Also, companies may execute a document, without using a common seal, by electronic communication. The determination is to be repealed on 6 November 2020. Annual general meetings

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Cyber crime: Invisible threat that causes real damage

Think your business is too small or that your data and information isn’t important enough to be targeted by hackers? Think again. Cyber criminals don’t discriminate, but there are ways to help protect your business, and reputation, from cyber crime.

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Test your knowledge: Financial reporting quiz for directors

A survey of directors, auditors and other financial professionals conducted by the Financial Reporting Council revealed that, on average, directors believe their knowledge of the more technical accounting issues was “fair”. Test your knowledge: Financial reporting quiz for directors While the survey acknowledged a large diversity between directors of ASX top 200 companies versus other

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Tax transactions in technology’s fast lane

Tax transactions in technology’s fast lane The move from lodging on paper to the technology-driven Australian Business Register program is saving an estimated $1.2 billion for the 2015-16 financial year, according to a recent study by accounting firm Deloitte. Commissioned by the ATO, the research study notes that the savings in the five years leading

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