Top 10 Australian business risks - Apr 2017

Professional writer: Chris Sheedy
CA Today
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

"The 10 biggest risks for Australian business in 2017"
1600 words

From cyber attacks to changing legislation, Chris Sheedy looks at the top risks facing Australian businesses this year.

During the week that this story was written, electricity authorities took the extraordinary step of shutting off power to 90,000 homes and businesses in South Australia during a heatwave of over 40 degrees. The reasoning was that there was insufficient energy being generated to cope with demand. The result was hundreds of thousands of hot and angry South Australians. It highlighted, for the business owners affected by the blackout, one of the many risks they face that are completely out of their control. READ FULL STORY