March 2020

Read the March 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Leading women, left to right: Karina Wong CPA, Alison Yam CPA, Vickie Fan FCPA, Carmen Lei CPA. Photo: Calvin Sit.

Meet the leaders reshaping accounting in Asia


For accountants, business and the wider community to realise artificial intelligence's significant potential benefits, it is vital to be able to have trust in AI applications.

Checks and balances in AI ethics


Businesses that achieve astronomical growth in short periods of time inspire other entrepreneurs to come out of the shadows and have a go.

Supercharging start-up investment: risks and rewards


Jon Tse CPA, co-founder and co-CEO of stone paper company Karst Stone Paper. The company produces a range of notebooks and woodless pencils.

Karst Stone Paper leaves no rock unturned


Buildings are one of the biggest energy consumers, so if you don’t need to heat and cool your office as much, there are huge benefits for the planet – and for your budget.

Game of Thermostat: The battle to find the optimal office temperature


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


In Australia, the proportion of households who are over-indebted rose from 21 per cent in 2003-2004 to 29 per cent in 2015-2016.

Why a squeezed middle class spells trouble


In the past few federal budgets, the ATO has received funding increases that it has used to address the income tax gap and the black economy.

The ATO ups its compliance game. Here's what that means for taxpayers.


Payment methods are changing in business, led by a boom in fintech companies and government digitisation projects.

New payment technologies: challenging business as usual


Belinda Hogan, CFO of smartbank 86 4000. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

Meet the CFO of Australia's first smartbank: Belinda Hogan CPA


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