Adrian Mah
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Your Workplace Rights in Australia
Business,Employment,Regional Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesBreach of Workplace Rights The majority of workplaces in Australia are covered by the Fair Work Act 2009. As a full- or part-time employee in Australia, you have rights that cannot be breached. As an employer in Australia, you have a duty to uphold the law and make sure you are providing a workplace that is in […]

Qualities That Make a Great Accountant
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 3 minutesA good accountant might be excellent at crunching numbers but a great accountant has far wider range of skills. Of course, you want a person who will manage books, accounts, payroll and taxes efficiently but, when hiring a financial and business partner for your company, you also want someone that you can trust completely, can […]

A Primer on Double-entry Bookkeeping
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe idea of double-entry bookkeeping sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Many people are confused by the concept of double-entry accounting systems though it is one of the most standard of accounting practices. You might think that the easiest way of keeping track of your accounts is to simply make a single recording of every transaction made […]

How to Read a Financial Statement
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhether you are an investor, employee, board member or owner of your own SME, knowing how to read a financial statement is a skill you will need to call upon if you want to make informed decisions regarding spending, investing and more. Sure, you might rather leave the interpretation of financial documents to your accountant […]

Conveyancing – What is it?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is conveyancing? Simply said, conveyancing relates to the legal process of transferring the right of ownership of a property from one person, or entity, to another. However, this process can be greatly varied due to the different types of properties available and laws governing the process in each instance. Different buyers and sellers, with […]

Fraud Auditing, Investigation and Forensic Accounting
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnyone who has read the autobiography of Frank Abagnale, “Catch Me if You Can” (also adapted into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks) would be surprised by the ease conmen find weaknesses in controlled processes. By the tender age of 21, Frank Abagnale had already defrauded banks of 2.5 million via bad cheques […]

Curveball Series: Receiving a Death Threat or Being Stalked
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Internet is a many splendored thing. The ways it helps reduce the distance between friends and family members who may not live in the same city or even country would have been unthought of in a previous century. Unfortunately, as such great things tend to be, the Internet is also a double edge sword. […]

Curveball Series: Sudden Death of Key Man
Business,Insurance Claims

Reading Time: 3 minutesImagine if your business suddenly lost its founder, CEO, CFO or top-grossing salesperson due to their sudden death. A sad and pretty devastating idea, isn’t it? The passing of an important figure within a small or medium enterprise (SME) can be especially debilitating. It might be the kind of thing that keeps you up at […]

Curveball Series: Breach of Employment Contract – For Employers
Business,Employment

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe do not like to think that our employees might divulge sensitive company information or make an exit en masse for a competing firm but the truth is, it happens. When it suddenly comes to light that an employee has breached their employment contract by sharing information with a competitor, been working towards their own […]

Conveyancing Gone Wrong – Sue, Mediate or Arbitrate?
Personal,Properties and Real Estate

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen you deal with estate agencies and real estate matters, you might find yourself in disputes arising from the following issues: the amount of commission payable the work spectrum of the salesperson/ meeting of expectation/ service delivery (e.g. is the salesperson responsible for the turning on of the utilities when it is clearly stated on […]