October 2018

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Helen Coonan, the chair of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), has a CV studded with political, legal and commercial expertise. But just as importantly, it’s underwritten by a strong social conscience. Photographer: Nic Walker.

The Complaints Whisperer: Helen Coonan's clear vision for the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority


The bright-line test is a clearly defined rule that leaves little or no room for varying interpretations.

Understanding the bright-line test


Nick Preston CPA is a big fish in the barramundi game.

Humpty Doo Barramundi: Nick Preston CPA helps fish farm flourish


“Ethical” investments are consistently outperforming their more traditional counterparts in the broader market - busting the myth that doing good necessitates financial sacrifice.

Does ethical investment pay higher returns?


No one family is the same, so the decision about whether to charge your adult kids board is a personal one.

Should young adults pay board to their parents?


The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a cluster with huge potential – a population of 68 million people, some of the world’s largest tech giants and very advanced manufacturing.

Realising the vast potential of China's Greater Bay Area plan


The big business of running an airport in Australia: In 2016-2017, the country's four biggest airports reported just over A$2.1 billion in combined revenue from aeronautical and car parking operations.

Running an airport in Australia: a licence to print money?


'Most of us tend not to look much more than a year ahead – we haven’t changed from the Stone Age, where four seasons is about as far as anyone looked.' IBISWorld is different. Photographer: Damien Pleming.

The future according to IBISWorld's Phil Ruthven


Despite their shortcomings, AI and machine learning are still enormously valuable efficiency tools.

AI: opportunity maker or opportunity killer?


Jason Aquilina CPA, CFO Cabrini Health.

As CFO of Cabrini Health, Jason Aquilina CPA balances financials and purpose