Financial crime-fighting heavyweight

Freelance business writer: Chris Sheedy
In The Black
CPA Australia

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

Freelance professional writer: Chris Sheedy
Create magazine
Engineers Australia

"Smart Learning"
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‘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

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

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

Freelance writer: Chris Sheedy
HR Monthly magazine

"Tomorrow's World"
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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"
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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