Is the tax office clamping down hard on our SMEs?

By Peter Roberts Just when manufacturing SMEs are really doing it tough there is anecdotal evidence that the Australian Tax Office is coming down hard on the struggling sector. Two industry representative groups report anecdotal evidence of formerly accommodating tax office staff changing their attitude in the past week…for the worse. “One minute it was…

Meet The New Bill. Same As The Old Bill. (Or why the R&D incentive is under threat).

Australian Manufacturing Forum member viewpoint by Kris Gale Rock and roll fans might recognise the source material of the headline quote. It is The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” – Roger Daltrey giving voice to the entrenched frustration Pete Townshend utilised to drive that band to greater and greater heights. And so it is with…

Lynas Corporation shutters Malaysian operation

Rare earths producer Lynas Corporation has shut down production at its Malaysian rare earths processing facility following coronavirus restrictions on business imposed by the national government. The Perth company, which has struggled with on-again, off-again approvals to operate in Malaysia, said the shut down was currently scheduled to end on March 31. Lynas told investors:…