The ATO is reminding entities with Common Reporting Standard (CRS) or Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting obligations that CY19 reports are to be lodged by 31 July 2020. Entities that need extra time to prepare and lodge reports can apply for an extension via either: the Business Portal Online services for agents Small reporter [...]
Continuing uncertainty about travel and physical distancing requirements because of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Brisbane Underwriting Expo scheduled for Wednesday 15 July.
The Federal Government has announced a third stimulus package to encourage businesses to retain employees throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The package includes a JobKeeper subsidy payment for businesses, sole traders, businesses without employees, not for profits and charities that experience a decrease of at least 30% of their turnover relative to a comparable period a [...]
NIBA has cancelled the 2020 NIBA Convention, due to be held in Melbourne in October. CEO Dallas Booth said the NIBA board had closely monitored developments and advice about Covid-19 to ensure NIBA took the necessary steps to protect the health and wellbeing of staff, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and suppliers. While it was difficult to [...]
The Melbourne Underwriting Expo (scheduled for Friday 22 May) has been postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. At this stage, the Brisbane Underwriting Expo is still scheduled for Wednesday 15 July. UAC will provide more information as soon as it’s available.
UAC has delayed the start of its morning seminar series for 2020 until at least August. This has been done as a sign of corporate responsibility to members and the wider community and is a reflection of suggestions for social distancing, where practical. UAC will review the situation closer to August when, hopefully, a clearer [...]
UAC General Manager William Legge caught up with representatives of new members exhibiting at their first Sydney Underwriting Expo last Friday – voting members Red Sky, Precision and ARAG and Business Service members RMS and Organise IT.
UAC has four new directors. At the AGM in Sydney today, retiring directors Kurt Nilsen, from Lion Underwriting, and Eric Lowenstein, from Tego, were re-elected for two-year terms. Jeanene Hill, from Canopius, and Anthony Porter, from AFA, will join them as new directors. Outgoing chair Lyndon Turner, from NM Insurance, and fellow former board member [...]
There has been a change to the nominees for the UAC board of directors. UAC chair Lyndon Turner has decided not to stand for re-election at the December annual general meeting. Lyndon joined the board in March 2011 to replace a retiring director and has consistently given a tremendous amount of energy and dedication to [...]
UAC has received 11 nominations for four vacancies on the board of directors. Those elected will each serve a two-year term. The election will be conducted at UAC’s AGM on Wednesday 11 December 2019 in Sydney. Three retiring directors are seeking re-election. They are Lyndon Turner, from NM Insurance; Kurt Nilsen, from Lion Underwriting; and [...]