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.

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


How technology and data are transforming accounting and audit


With AI increasingly ubiquitous and part of modern existence, concern about its biases has inspired a push towards a governance framework that is ethical, unbiased and transparent. Illustrations: Adam Nickel

The good, bad and ugly of AI ethics


The ATO identified incorrectly-claimed work-related expenses as the chief cause of the tax gap found in a July 2018 report.

ATO reports tax agents over work-related expenses


According to LinkedIn research technology skills now have a life cycle of only two to three years and accountants should focus more on the soft skills of collaboration, teamwork and communications as they build their careers.

Successful accounting careers need lifelong learning: LinkedIn


There are many repetitive tasks that AI could perform, and which accountants would not regret losing because it would make their jobs more creative and interesting.

AI in accounting: moving beyond compliance