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Advance Computing

Advance Computing has won the Microsoft Australia Partner Award for 2016 in the Excellence in Regional Customers category. This was the first time an award specific for excellence outside a capital city had been awarded. The Industry holds this award in high regard and is great recognition for the IT talent to be found in Kyabram. Photo…
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Mental Health for Dairy Farmers

Our region is more than aware of the recent impact on dairy farmers from the downturn in milk prices. Not only are farmers enduring financial difficulty, but the on-going stress this creates also puts them at risk of poor mental health. If you know someone who could benefit from talking about these matters, then please…
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Better Risk Management for Farmers – FMDs

The Australian Government has made improvements to the Farm Management Deposit (FMD) Scheme.         Farm Management Deposit Scheme The FMD scheme enables primary producers to better manage risk by building up cash reserves in good years which can then be drawn on in a downturn. Income deposited in an FMD Account is…
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Waranga Green Energy

*** Congratulations to John Bourke for his achievements in creating sustainable energy efficiencies *** Waranga Green Energy is introducing world leading technology to convert organic wastes and Piggery effluent to produce biological nutrient and methane for energy. The vessels, known as anaerobic digesters, will not only eliminate odours and the potential hazards characteristic of the…
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Murray River Paddlesteamers

[caption id="attachment_1843" align="aligncenter" width="295"] *** All worth the effort - Neil Hutchinson, Rohan Burgess and Craig Burgess receiving their award[/caption] Congratulations to the Team at Murray River Paddlesteamers on achieving a state tourism award. You can tell by the smiles on their faces that Neil, Rohan and Craig were pretty pleased with themselves for having their…
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Superannuation Reforms

Follow the Link: Superannuation Reforms to learn more about legislation changes that were passed in Parliament on 23rd of November 2016. The changes are designed to improve the fairness, sustainability, flexibility and integrity of the superannuation system. There are several key reforms, so make sure you take the time to see how you may be   effected. And please, make contact with the…
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Quad Bike Rebate

Quad bike rollovers are the leading cause of farm deaths in Australia. Families are left devastated  when one of these tragic but largely  preventable deaths occur.   Worksafe believe that by fitting an operator protection device (OPD) to your quad bike, the chance of injury or death in the event of a rollover is dramatically reduced.…
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Important – 2016/17 Tax Table Updates

Business Clients - Tax Table Updates In the May Budget the government announced changes to individual tax rates for the 2016-17 income year.   As a result, some tax tables have been updated to apply from 1 October 2016. Those tax tables that have not been updated will continue to apply. Updated tax tables do not…
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Proposed Changes to Superannuation Contributions

  TAX TREATMENT OF SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS We are wishing to inform you of the current tax treatment of superannuation contributions made to a complying superannuation fund, and to highlight certain proposed changes to the superannuation regime which were announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget.   Executive Summary: Generally speaking, superannuation contributions are divided into two…
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Managing Director Michael Watt celebrates 40 years of service

On Friday 3rd June we celebrated 40 years of service for Michael Watt. Michael started with the company on his 20th birthday in 1976, after fate put him in the path of then managing partner David Thomas, who claims "in the 34 years I was with the company one of the best decisions I made…
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