REINVENT Playing a Bigger Game 15 March

Event a mammoth coup for every business in our region
Save the date for REINVENT Playing a Bigger Game on 15 March 2018

REINVENT Playing a Bigger GameCollins Hume have arranged for one of the world's leading business thinkers and speakers, Paul Dunn, to present a stunning two-part business-building event in Ballina on 15 March.

Paul will touch down from his worldwide headquarters in Singapore to present live what he calls 'REINVENT: Playing a Bigger Game'. 

Stacked full of new insights for you and your business.
Paul has presented as a TEDx speaker on multiple occasions, so when he comes to town for a unique event, we need to let everyone know about it.

Many people experienced Paul's Unleash the Power of Small in Ballina last year and never resonated so much with a speaker before. On top of that, Paul has a gift for helping business owners take their businesses to new heights. And he helps them embed new meaning and purpose into their businesses that's fast-paced and very different.  Read more…

Transparency of tax debt measure

Have a tax bill? You need to read this now

The proposed Transparency of tax debt (TOTD) measure will require new law to allow the ATO to report tax debt information of businesses to credit reporting bureaus (CRBs). 

tax timeThe measure will commence when the new law is given royal assent in March 2018.

In the 2016–2017 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the government announced that the ATO will be allowed to report to registered CRBs the tax debt information of businesses that do not effectively engage with them to manage those debts. The ATO is currently not allowed to report this information under the confidentiality of taxpayer information provisions.

The TOTD measure is designed to:  Read more…

CH 2018 NRL footy tipping comp

Your chance to be part of the fun 

Join our FREE Collins Hume NRL Footy Tipping competition, where you can win some great prizes!

footy tipping comp5 easy steps to enter 

  1. Go to
  2. Click the 'REGISTER' button if you don't already have an account with
  3. Once you have successfully registered login and, click the JOIN COMP button.
  4. Enter the Comp # and Comp Password details below.
  5. DONE!  Read more…

New Notifiable Data Breach laws

New data breach laws come into effect

New data breach rules in effect from 22 February 2018 place an onus on business to protect and notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm.

privacyIn October last year, almost 50,000 employee records from Australian Government agencies, banks and a utility were exposed and compromised because of a misconfigured cloud-based 'Amazon S3 bucket'. AMP was reportedly one of the worst affected with 25,000 leaked employee records. ITNews reports that the data breach was discovered by a Polish researcher who conducted a search for Amazon S3 buckets set to open, with "dev", "stage", or "prod" in the domain name. One contractor appears to be behind the breach.

In October 2016, the details of over half a million Red Cross blood donors were inadvertently exposed after a website contractor created an insecure data backup. In the US, a massive data breach exposed the credit records (including social security records) of over 145 million Americans – all because an IT worker didn't open an email about a critical patch for their software. Read more…

Small Business Super Clearing House

ATO's new look SBSCH here in Feb

On 26 February, the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) service will join the ATO's online services Business Portal.

superannuationTo manage the transition, the SBSCH will be unavailable from Tuesday 20 February 2018 to Sunday 25 February 2018 inclusive. During this time the ATO will be transferring your data across to the new system.

Super contribution payments in the old system must be completed prior to 3pm AEDT Monday 19 February 2018.

The super guarantee quarterly contribution deadlines remain unchanged and the next payment date is 28 January.  Read more…