Financial crime-fighting heavyweight - Mar 2017

Freelance business writer: Chris Sheedy
In The Black
CPA Australia

"The new Fintel Alliance: Top lawmakers unite to fight financial crime"
1000 words

Australia’s AUSTRAC is leading a formidable global charge against organised crime, terrorism, money laundering and tax evasion through the newly created Fintel Alliance. Chief executive Paul Jevtovic tells INTHEBLACK about its priorities...

Future focused learning - March 2017

Freelance professional writer: Chris Sheedy
Create magazine
Engineers Australia

"Smart Learning"
1600 words

‘Design-based learning’, ‘problem-centred learning’, ‘project-oriented learning’ - call it what you like. There are several names for the future-focused revolution going on within the engineering education field...

Clicks & bricks: the ultimate mix - Feb 2017

Freelance business writer: Chris Sheedy
In The Black magazine
CPA Australia

"Let’s get phygital: How successful retailers blend clicks and bricks"
900 words

Online retailers were once expected to destroy their bricks and mortar cousins. Instead, the two worlds have merged, and that has created a challenge for both.

For many years the bricks and mortar (physical) retail world was seen as the old guard, the quaint shops of yesteryear set to be mercilessly swept away by the trendier, faster moving and more efficient e-commerce start-ups. The current shape of the retail market, however, makes it clear that this is not the case.

Workplaces of the future - Feb 2017

Freelance writer: Chris Sheedy
HR Monthly magazine

"Tomorrow's World"
2000 words

In many ways the future of work has already arrived. So what comes next? Chris Sheedy takes a tantalising trip into the wonderland of the high-tech office. 


Cooling a rampant property market - Jan 2017

Freelance journalist: Chris Sheedy
In The Black magazine
CPA Australia

"Hong Kong doubles down on stamp duty"
1000 words

What is the reasoning behind the massive hike in stamp duty in the world’s hottest real estate market Three years ago the stamp duty paid by property purchasers in Hong Kong rose from 4.25 per cent to 8.5 per cent for residents where the amount or value of the consideration exceeded HK$2 million. For foreign buyers, the stamp duty was set at 15 per cent. In November 2016, the rate for all second-home buyers, private or corporate, shot up to 15 per cent, irrespective of the amount or value of the consideration. Only first-home-buying permanent residents of Hong Kong can avoid the increased charge. READ FULL STORY

Brexit and Australia: what's next? - Dec 2016

Business writer - Chris Sheedy
CA Today
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

"Brexit: What's next for Australia?"
900 words

Some questions are simply too complex for a yes or no answer. READ full story.

Managing passion in business - November 2016

Freelance professional writer - Chris Sheedy
Business Think
UNSW Australia Business School

"Why passion for an organisation is integral to success"
1200 words

Imagine if all your customers were as passionate as fans of a major-league soccer team? How wonderful it would be if they chanted and sang about your brand, if they proudly wore your colours and did everything in their power to ensure the success of your business. READ full story.

Your business: approaching investors - Oct 2016

Freelance business writer - Chris Sheedy
SecurePay Insights magazine

"Funding your business. part 1: Investors"
600 words

When you’re looking for investors, knowing how and when to pitch, and who to pitch to, makes all the difference. CLICK to read full story.

The disappearing business tax cuts - October 2016

Business journalist - Chris Sheedy
CA Today
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

"Australia's tax cut plans in tatters"
600 words

The Coalition’s planned corporate tax cuts have been scuppered by an independent powerbroker, reports Chris Sheedy. READ full story.

Smoke on the water - September 2016

Professional writer - Chris Sheedy
Qantas Spirit of Australia magazine

"Then & Now - Eden Palace au Lac"
400 words

As the Montreux Casino burned to the ground in 1971, this lake-edge hotel had a front-row view of smoke on the water and fire in the sky.