Tony Kaye

Tony Kaye

Tony Kaye has spent more than 30 years working as a financial editor, journalist and commentator. He has held senior roles on The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age and The Sun, and has edited business magazines.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is illuminated by a New Year’s Eve fireworks display on 31 December 1999. The Goods and Services Act was introduced earlier that year.

GST in Australia 20 years on: looking back on taxing times


Australia needs to confront a fundamental question: what is the purpose of private hospital care?

Why Australia's health industry is feeling the pinch


Spending too much cash could soon become a criminal offence, attracting harsh penalties including jail time and hefty fines.

Black economy legislation could punish innocent cash payments


Even though rates are so low, household debt levels are at a record high. RBA data shows the household debt-to-income ratio has risen from about 70 per cent at the beginning of the 1990s to about 190 per cent now.

Why is Australian consumer confidence so low?


Management accountants should be thinking strategically about how they communicate information and their ability to assert themselves to get results.

Top influencing skills accountants need


Without the systems and processes to cope with the rush, many practices struggle with the EOFY workload.

Not waving but drowning: How to cope with the EOFY tsunami


Penny Burtt, CEO of Asialink. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

Asialink CEO Penny Burtt is driven by some unfinished business


With a large number of accounting firms already contending with increased registration, compliance and operational costs, the prospect of even further increases in running expenses could force some practices out of the market or into mergers.

The rising cost of running an accounting practice


The new whistleblowing legislation provides for practitioners and others to remain anonymous when reporting alleged misconduct.

Protections for whistleblowing set to be strengthened: what this means for accountants


Many companies continue to be challenged by factors such as human error in inputting data, the growing volume of data sources, and the use of outdated computer systems.

Good data, bad decisions: the limits of accounting data


Practitioners filing in tax returns containing deliberately false claims from clients risk harsh penalties.

More tax agents risking sanctions on reasonable care


Creatures on show at <i>Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular</i> at Arena Birmingham.

Meet the accountants at Creature Technology Co. who are bringing dinosaurs to life


When you go into business you should always start with the end in mind, but most people don’t do that.

How to plan a successful exit strategy for your accounting practice


Accounting practices should be alert to a growing number of pseudo tax audit protection services being offered that, on the surface, may seem like a cost-effective solution, but underneath effectively involve practices paying for a service with no insurance backing.

Accountants beware of junk insurance for tax audits


Having a “side hustle” can be a dangerous choice for employees if they don’t have permission from their employer.

When an employee has a side hustle: what’s fair at work?


Practices offering virtual CFO services tend to develop closer relationships with clients.

The rise and rise of the virtual CFO


On being appointed the sixth head of the prestigious Melbourne Business School in March 2018, Professor Ian Harper’s mandate was to re-engage MBS with the university and various major external stakeholders. Photographer: Jarrod Barnes.

Economist Ian Harper's grand plans for business education


TPB has been working closely with the ATO to examine data which shows about 5 per cent of tax practitioners have late lodgments with the ATO.

Late lodgments with the ATO: Time ticks down to pay the piper


The term “shadow bank” was initially coined in the US, just before the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), to describe the risky mortgage-backed securities structures set up by banks to offload unwanted loans from their balance sheets.

Shadow banks: a disaster in the making?


Technology, and all its facets, has become central to research on whether corporate financial accounts are still important to investors in their decision processes.

Is financial reporting still relevant?