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.

Traditional retailers who were slow to diversify from their bricks-and-mortar retailing now realise that they have to have an online channel.

Retail trends: From transaction to experience


The budget allocates A$14.8 million over four years from 2020-21 to remove ghost nets from Australia’s northern waters.

11 items you didn’t hear about on budget night


The 2020-2021 Budget was handed down to Parliament on the 6 October 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Federal Budget 2020: Everyone’s a winner – almost


Jamie Scoringe CPA, CFO at MNG.

Jamie Scoringe CPA: Why technical and soft skills matter


Ajith Abeynaike CPA, CFO of Hallmark Cards. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

How Ajith Abeynaike CPA is future-proofing Hallmark Cards


According to Rob Carnell, it's not the size of the package which is important, it is where the funds are targeted.

Helping hands: How stimulus packages stack up


Karen Cheng CPA, finance director of Starbucks in Singapore. Photo: Rebecca Toh.

Karen Cheng CPA delivers real change at Starbucks Singapore


The Black Economy Taskforce estimated the black economy could be worth as much as 3 per cent of national GDP, or about A$50 billion a year.

Public swamps ATO tip-off line on black economy behaviour


While insolvency might be the ultimate solution for a failing company, expert advice can help a business recover from insolvency, keep trading and save jobs.

The dangers of trading while insolvent


RPA will minimise the drudgery of many manual tasks that are done today and improve the quality of work, while also finding efficiencies and value for the business.

What RPA really means for management accounting


At 9 per cent of GDP, franchising as a business model is perhaps too big to fail, but it stands on the cusp of significant reform.

Will a stronger franchising code of conduct clean up the sector?


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


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


How technology and data are transforming accounting and audit