Coalition’s controversial backpacker tax could be killed by the courts

An international tax accounting company hopes to know by February if its legal challenge to the backpacker tax will see the controversial measure overturned.

Financial planners could have fixed their own mess, now Kenneth Hayne will do it for them

Banking inquiry boss Kenneth Hayne has hammered home two themes that many thousands of Australians already knew, to their great cost … that greed and dishonesty are the hallmarks of large swathes of the financial planning industry, writes Andrew Robertson.

Nurses don’t know how to help, and they’re not alone

Recently I received a call about an elderly patient believed to be the victim of financial abuse from nurses who didn't know where to turn. It’s a story I hear all too regularly and we need a better solution, writes Andrew Simpson.