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Forensic blog

  • Auditor's obligations: Reporting to ASIC

    by Alex Canale | Jul 12, 2013
    ASIC has reissued its regulatory guide RG34 Auditor's Obligations: Reporting to ASIC, which provides guidance to auditors on their obligation to report suspected contraventions of the Corporations Act to ASIC.
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  • The art of conscious courtroom living

    by Alex Viniarsky | Jul 05, 2013
    Steeped in Buddhist traditions, mindfulness has been described as the art of conscious living, ‘the ability to operate on purpose in the present moment non-judgementally; or, put another way ‘the non-judgemental awareness of experience in the present moment.’ So it came as a surprise to us when we read the title of Edward Siedle’s article in Forbes: Mindfulness learned from testifying. At first instance, at least, the connection isn’t readily apparent. That’s because the players at trial, whose behaviours are informed and inculcated by courtroom procedure, are made to disregard social and conversational norms when stepping into court.
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  • Thou shall not (by)pass the tax man

    by Nelvin Tam | May 30, 2013
    As the saying goes the only certain things in life are death and taxes. Although attempts to evade taxes through complex offshore structures have been around for decades, they are increasingly becoming part of mainstream news. Recent reports suggest that documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) are believed to contain secret documentations of covert companies and private trusts in various tax havens which may help governments recover this lost revenue.
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  • Spotting the mistake – how a simple spreadsheet error undermined a political movement

    by Alex Bell | Apr 23, 2013
    Much to our surprise, spreadsheet formulae have hit the news! A student has exposed simple errors in a previously well-respected economic study.
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  • Judge enjoys hot tubbing, finds advantages in concurrent evidence

    by Samantha Farthing | Apr 19, 2013
    The use of concurrent evidence or ‘hot tubbing’ in Australian courts is increasing, with over 70 cases employing the process in 2012. Given this increase in use there has been much debate regarding the merits and potential drawbacks of the process.
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