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Welcome to our first issue of Business Bulletin.

In this issue, we introduce ...

Phillipsons' Forums

... a series of seminars presented by experts in their fields.

In our 'Fair Work: What every EMPLOYER needs to know' seminar, all your questions on how to avoid those pesky traps thrown up by the Fair Work legislation will be answered by Workforce Guardian. See our ad for more detailsClick here for registration details.

Phillipsons' Principal Glenn Ingram believes that it is important that anyone who is an employer should attend this event.

Watch what he has to say here:

If you'd like the background on Fair Work and the National Employment Standards, click here for more information.

Glenn Ingram

Our partner for this event:

National Personal Property Securities Register

On 30 January 2012, a national Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) went live.

The register brings together all information previously on State, Territory and Commonwealth registers into one national system, allowing secured parties, buyers and other interested parties to find out if a security interest is registered over most types of personal property.

In 2011, the Attorney-General for Australia, The Hon Robert McClelland MP, said: 'PPS reform will play an important part in reducing the cost and increasing the availability of credit to more businesses, while consumers will have greater certainty in acquiring goods'.

For full details, visit the PPSR website at:

Useful PPSR links

Search the PPS register:

Create a registration:


Manage your super portfolio with confidence

Self-managed superannuation is the fastest growing sector in the super industry as it allows astute investors total control of their own financial destiny.

With our comprehensive service, you can relax knowing that your investments are regularly monitored, with complete portfolio and tax reporting available at the touch of a button.

Click here to read more about Phillipsons' portfolio management service, created to meet the needs of even the most demanding investor at a highly competitive cost.

Ian Mein is a member of the Self-Managed Super Funds Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA),and he has pioneered the development of SMS Pro in Gippsland-an innovative, affordable and responsive SMSF solution offered exclusively by Phillipsons. Call 03 5144 5207 and speak to Ian today ... or email

Ian Mein

Click here for our special offer

Coming up

  • Self-managed super in our April forum

Audits loom as ATO steps up activity

Did you know that 20% of business and individuals face some type of official audit each year?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is employing new technology and more staff to increase its audit and review program to levels never seen before. Read more ...

Are you prepared for an expensive audit? Phillipsons offers you 'AuditAssure' - a fixed, cost-effective insurance to guard against these expenses. Find out more ...

Dancing With Our Stars

Following the success of this fundraising event over the past five years, Dancing With Our Stars (DWOS) has come to Sale for a second year and will be held on 16 June 2012.

Phillipsons is a proud sponsor of the 2012 event and our very own Wayne van der Heide will be competing with dance partner Megan Paterson, a nurse and diabetes educator in Gippsland.

All proceeds from the event will go to Sale Elderly Citizens Village and the Five Star Project. More than $60,000 was raised in 2011, and the goal for 2012 is $100,000.

Tickets go on sale in April and will be $60 per head.

More next month on Wayne's and Megan's training program.

Phone Work Hire Australia on 03 5144 7488 for all enquiries on sponsorship, ticket sales, etc.

Follow all the action on the DWOS - Sale facebook page by clicking on
this link


Coming up

  • Self-managed super in our April forum

Best wishes,

Kurt Best
General Manager