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Apply now for a royal agricultural society scholarship

Apply now for a royal agricultural society scholarship

1 September 2012

The Royal Agricultural Society offers a range of scholarship opportunities to young rural people wishing to further their education. 

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Benchmark your human capital

1 September 2012

Many business owners spend time examining the drivers of their business success such as the return on investment, turnover and profit margin, but have you ever thought about benchmarking your human capital? 

Understanding how your business performs as an employer of choice is critical if you wish to attract and retain great staff. 

An employee survey provides an opportunity for staff members to have input into their workplace and can highlight factors that may be crucial in determining whether you have an engaged or disengaged team. 

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Cotton study interim results

Cotton study interim results

1 September 2012

Boyce Chartered Accountants in conjunction with the Cotton Research & Development Corporation released interim results of the 2012 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis (ACCA) at the Australian Cotton Conference held in Queensland last month. 

The interim results reveal an average operating profit of $1,240 per hectare, well down from the $1,919 per hectare achieved in the 2011 season. 

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Increased responsibilities for SMSF trustees

Increased responsibilities for SMSF trustees

1 September 2012

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) introduced measures on 7 August 2012 that are intended to address potential risks and strengthen the regulatory framework in which self-managed super funds (SMSFs) operate. 

These measures (announced as part of the Stronger Superannuation legislation), mean that as trustee of an SMSF you are required to: 

  • conduct a review of the fund's investment strategy on a regular basis
  • consider insurance for fund members as part of the fund's investment strategy
  • value the fund's assets at market value for the purposes of preparing financial accounts and statements 

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Innovative land management program

Innovative land management program

1 September 2012

“Soils for Life” is an Outcomes Australia program chaired by former Governor General of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery (Retd). 

Outcomes Australia is a not-for-profit organisation for change. It is a collaboration of eminent Australians who are dedicating time and expertise on a pro-bono basis to deliver solutions for the greater good. The purpose is to ensure that Australia has optimal solutions to problems that impact on the entire community directly, or indirectly.

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