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16 January 2017: Geo-politics and Women are the top Twitter trends leading into World Economic Forum 2017.

KPMG Law appoints new partner

9 December 2016: KPMG Australia today announced the appointment of leading Australian employment lawyer James Simpson as a partner in KPMG Law, commencing on 16 January 2017. Based in Sydney, James will lead KPMG Law’s employment law service offering.

KPMG Australia hires Murray Goulburn’s Robert Poole

7 December 2016: KPMG Australia has appointed Robert Poole as a Partner focused on the agribusiness sector within its fast-growing Management Consulting business.

Startups ready to shake up ENR with Energise accelerator

30 November 2016 KPMG Australia today revealed the 12 startups which have been selected to take part in Energise, Asia-Pacific’s largest energy and natural resources (ENR) accelerator program, which runs from today until early 2017.

KPMG Australia makes Indigenous investments

29 November 2016 KPMG Australia has extended its Indigenous investment, acquiring specialist Indigenous consultancy, Arrilla, today. Additionally, KPMG Australia has taken a 49 percent stake in Arrilla’s digital Indigenous cultural competency training venture, and committed to reinvesting a portion of profits from the joint venture into a range of initiatives, including an Indigenous business incubator.

KPMG comments on Govt infrastructure plan

24 November 2016 Paul Low is KPMG Partner, and an acknowledged ‘Smart Cities’ expert.

Mutuals’ performance up

17 November 2016: Implementing the recommendations of the Senate Inquiry into Mutuals should be prioritised to support momentum, says KPMG

KPMG urges changes to ignite Indigenous economic growth

12 October 2016: KPMG Australia today unveiled a series of proposals aimed at driving economic growth for Indigenous Australia and encouraging further involvement from business

General Insurance sector profits rise in 2016, KPMG study shows

11 October 2016: The insurance industry’s profits rose 18 percent to $4,058 million in 2016, recovering from a low point of 2015, KPMG’s General Insurance Industry Review shows.

Mutual collaboration opportunities unlocked at KPMG mLabs fintech accelerator

10 October 2016: KPMG Australia today unveiled the initial results from the KPMG Mutuals Fintech Accelerator program (mLabs), with a total of 18 active commercialisation opportunities being pursued, including two cross-sector collaborative initiatives, and 10 proof-of-concept projects already underway.

 KPMG Australia enters software business

28 September 2016: KPMG Australia today revealed the first live offerings from its new digital services platform, marking the firm’s entry to the professional services software market. KPMG’s R&D Edge, a research and development tax management solution, and KPMG’s ESS Reporter, a tool which streamlines how international companies manage employee share schemes in Australia, have now been released and are already being used by more than 100 clients.

KPMG comments on today’s draft super legislation

7 September 2016: KPMG Partners Paul Howes and Damian Ryan comment on draft superannuation legislation.

KPMG Australia launches dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) practice 

30 August 2016: KPMG Australia today announced a new business practice focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) – a first within the global KPMG member network.

 KPMG: How the Australian tax system will develop to 2025

24 August 2016: Reduced company and personal taxes are on the cards for Australia over the next ten years – but ‘user-charges’ will make up a much bigger slice of the national revenue. These are some of the changes forecast by KPMG Australia in a paper on the future of taxation issued today.

 KPMG releases latest Quarterly Economic Outlook

19 August 2016: Brexit casts shadow on global economy; Australian unemployment rate to remain at 5-6 percent.

KPMG Australia announces FY16 results

8 August 2016: KPMG Australia has increased revenue by 13 percent to $1.37 billion for the full year to 30 June 2016. The strong top and bottom line results were driven by growth across all divisions – including out-performance from its Management Consulting, Audit & Assurance and Enterprise businesses – enabling the firm to further invest in new market capabilities, opportunities and jobs.

KPMG appoints Craig Wishart as Australian CIO

19 July 2016: Craig Wishart has joined KPMG Australia as Chief Information Officer (CIO), replacing Anthony Stevens, who now leads the firm’s Digital Services team in the newly-created role of Chief Digital Officer.

mLabs brings fintech innovation to Australia’s mutuals

12 July 2016: KPMG Australia today announced the launch of mLabs, a market-first corporate fintech accelerator connecting forward-thinking mutual Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) with some of Australia’s most exciting fintech startups.

Watson cognitive computing technology to a range of its professional services offerings in Australia.

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