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Photo: A Grade award winners - Matilda Parry (Coaches Award), Ally Wendelborn (B&F) and Jess Wiese (B&F Runner Up)

Murray Nankivell is particularly proud of our team member Ally Wendelborn - taking out the 2018 A Grade Best & Fairest Netball Award at Mundulla.  Murray Nankivell, like the Mundulla Netball Club, is fortunate to have Ally Wendelborn in our team, knocking out great performances week after week. Well done Ally!


Keeping up with ever-growing demand is vital for the future success of the agricultural industry. Population is growing and its impact on farmers is one of the most important considerations to be made. Our country's growth alone is already ahead of predictions by more than 30 years. To ensure sustainability of future supply there can be many approaches that can be considered including investing in new technology through to successfully managing succession of family owned farms. 

It was predicted in 1998 that Australia would reach around 23.5 million people by 2051, yet in 2018 we've already reached 25 million and are growing at an unprecedented rate.

How does this impending evolution of society impact agriculture? What role does agriculture play in feeding Australia and how will it maintain exports while also meeting the growing demand of its domestic markets?

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Managing People as a Business Grows - Importance of Communication

Why, how and what to do when managing people as your business grows

Managing people and keeping up the motivation for yourself and your team as your business grows can be a complicated, exciting and daunting process.

While the increased cash flow and growth is great, it can also mean many organisation and managerial changes, which you need to be ready for.

However learning and planning to manage people as your business grows doesn't mean it has to be hard.

At the end of the day – the evolution of your company or business is directly linked to the professional growth of your team members, your systems, marketing and satisfaction of your customers.

When you're able to manage and communicate with people effectively, your business or company will reap the benefits and continue to evolve.

So how do you handle managing team members along with the growth of your business?

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Fuel Tax Credits Made Easy

Do you claim Fuel Tax Credits for fuel you use in your heavy vehicle, farm equipment or other machinery for your business? Do you know that you can simplify how you keep records and calculate your fuel tax credit claims?

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Understanding Salary Sacrifice


Understanding the ins-and-outs of salary sacrifice is no easy feat. Like most people, you probably know that it has benefits to your take home pay but do you really understand how it works, what limits apply and whether it's something you can elect to do in your workplace?

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Making BAS Simple for Agricultural Businesses

Why, how and what to look for if you want to make BAS simple in the agricultural Industry

In the agricultural industry a little planning can make things much easier at BAS time. Record keeping and accurate bookkeeping will make BAS preparation and lodgement flow smoothly, and the process will quickly become stress free.

BAS Quarterly Periods
The Quarterly BAS Periods and Lodgement Dates for 2018 are:
Quarter 3 January to March 2018 28 April 2018
Quarter 4 April to June 2018 28 July 2018
Quarter 1 July to September 2018 28 October 2018
Quarter 2 October to December 2018 28 February 2019

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Increase Your Efficiency with Cloud Accounting

Rapid advances in technology are now allowing businesses to enhance the speed and accuracy of record keeping and financial analysis – not only the cash in and cash out but payroll, superannuation, invoicing, contacts and more.

New requirements from the Tax Office for payroll and superannuation reporting for employees, mean cloud accounting is also an efficient and hassle free way to meet these requirements, and increase the efficiency of your bookkeeping at the same time.

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Be Prepared for Tax Time

What can you claim to reduce your tax?

Please take five minutes to read this blog and I will explain:

  • Deductions you can claim
  • The importance of a good tax accountant
  • Avoid the 'tax trap'
  • ATO links to more information about specific deductions
  • Murray Nankivell Tax Time Checklists

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The Four Types of Business Structure

How To Protect Your Assets And Limit Liabilities

What is the right Australian business structure for your business? Sole trader, company, trust or partnership? It is not an easy decision to make; the wrong choice could be costly and put your assets at risk. So taking the time to evaluate your choices and make the right one is well worth it in the long run.

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How does the 2018 Budget affect you?

Mr Scott Morrison, the Federal Treasurer, handed down his third Budget on 8 May 2018. Being an election budget there were a number of sweeteners below that may be of interest to you.

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