Lachlan Colquhoun

Lachlan Colquhoun

Lachlan Colquhoun has worked for some of the world's best known mastheads in a four decade career as a journalist. Beginning as a cadet on the Adelaide Advertiser, he has written for the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, the London Evening Standard and the Scotsman (and many others) in addition to several years in radio at ABC Radio National and Triple J. He is obsessed by medieval and 20th century history, playing the bass guitar and riding classic motorcycles.

Liam Bastick sees people wasting their lives manipulating data. If you go on a three-day course, at the end of two months you will have made up that time, and you will never look back.

Saving time with Excel Power Query


Recent controversy over pursuit of whistleblowers in the public sector, has put the spotlight back on public sector reform.

Australia has new whistleblowing laws. Now for the governance.


How to forecast in Excel with the push of a button


Accounting for the robots


Carbon Group founders Jamie Davison CPA and Nathan Hood CPA.

Carbon Group: good chemistry, unique elements combine for impressive growth


The election result has also given a strong indication that people want more positive action on climate change. AAP Image.

Federal election result positive for financial certainty


Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten waits to deliver the 2019-20 Federal Budget Reply speech. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Budget 2019: Labor spends big in voter pitch


Funding has been brought forward on the Pest and Disease Preparedness and Response Program to begin the fire ant project.

Budget 2019: 13 under-the-radar items that didn’t make headlines


Accountants do not currently provide designated services specified under the AML/CTF Act and their responsibilities in this area are essentially ethical, and not regulatory.

Accountants must prepare early for AML compliance


Easing the regulatory burden on practitioners and improving Australia’s investment and savings regimes are the two main themes of CPA Australia’s submission to the Australian Government ahead of the Federal Budget to be delivered on April 2.

Encouraging investment, cutting red tape: CPA Australia's pre-budget submission