Christopher Niesche

Chris Niesche is a business journalist with two decades' experience and a former deputy editor of the Australian Financial Review. He writes across a range of topics, including finance, trade, property, management, small business and human resources. His company, Headline Content, produces marketing and journalism content for corporate websites and blogs.

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Before COVID-19, employee discretionary spend was often the second largest operating expense after wages for many organisations.

Taking care of corporate expense tracking


Peter Brindley CPA, one of the four founders of Sword+Stone Capital Management.

Good energy: Moving to renewable power


Anthony Lau FCPA and Miranda Chan. Photo: Calvin Sit.

How two Deloitte tax experts balance their working styles


Even in “normal” times, there is an element of art in economic forecasting.

Can we predict our economic future?


The majority of gamblers lose, so any additional government revenue from taxing winnings would be insignificant.

Should your gambling winnings be taxed?


If a couple was accustomed to living on a combined salary of A$150,000 or A$200,000, an annual budget of A$60,000 may not really be the retirement they were hoping for.

Retirement in Australia - how much super do you need?


The two major political parties in Australia have contrasting views about who benefits from negative gearing.

Property investment: who really uses negative gearing?


Professional scepticism is defined in Australian auditing standards as “an attitude that includes a questioning mind, being alert to conditions which may indicate possible misstatement due to error or fraud, and a critical assessment of audit evidence”.

Why professional scepticism is a crucial weapon in an auditor's armoury


CPA Australia supports the intent of tightening the rules for individual loans but has concerns about the proposed changes.

Division 7A tax law changes will hurt business investment


SMSF advisers say this change in particular will not lower the cost of audits for super fund trustees because it will not reduce the overall work involved in auditing a SMSF.

The risks of three-year SMSF audits