ASIC has Released an Updated Regulatory Guide and New Class Orders on Employee Incentive Schemes

November 3, 2014

New ASIC Class Orders  provides relief for employee incentive scheme offers. ASIC has released an update of employee incentive scheme policy along with an updated regulatory guide and new class orders on such schemes. ASIC is reducing business costs by broadening our relief to better facilitate employee incentive schemes and to reduce the red tape […]

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EOA will Support and Assist the Development of Public Service Mutuals In Australia

October 27, 2014

Interested in Starting a Public Service Mutual? Public service mutuals (PSMs) are organisations that have left the public sector but continue to deliver public services. Employee ownership usually plays a significant role in their operation. After “spinning out” from public sector, PSMs are free from government control and enable their staff to deliver and improve […]

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Treasury to Consult on the Announced Changes to Employee Share Ownership rules

October 22, 2014

Under the new rules for employee share ownership announced as part of the Industry, Innovation and Competitive Statement by the Federal Government last week, the Treasurer will consult with industry to ensure that the draft legislation delivers the intended outcome, with the legislation intended to come into effect for shares or options provided from 1 […]

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World’s Best Employee Share Ownership Policy is the Key to Competitiveness

September 17, 2014

A new age of enterprise is crucial to our prosperity TONY SMITH In sport, a handicap operates to level a race and produce a closer result. In the Melbourne Cup the best horses have weights added to their saddles. In the Stawell Gift there’s a staggered starting line, with the best sprinters forced to run […]

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Employee Ownership Reform could Significantly Boost the Economy New Report Shows

July 14, 2014

Employee Ownership Australia and New Zealand Association (EOA) today launched a new report Employee Share Schemes – Their Importance to the Economy report, which shows a reversal of the 2009 Employee Share Scheme laws would potentially boost the Australian economy by $1.4 billion in the long term. EOA and its expert panel partners Link Market […]

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Conference Wrap up 2014

July 4, 2014

Keynote Speech of the Annual Conference 2014 The Hon Tony Smith MP’s call to reverse the detrimental Tax Legislation of 2009 was an encouraging start to the year. In his keynote speech  at the Annual EOANZ Conference in May, his support and belief in the contribution of ESS to the national economy was welcomed by […]

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Keynote Speech for 2014 Conference

June 4, 2014

Employee Ownership Australia & New Zealand Conference and Awards Night 2014 ESO Conference speech 2014 Opening Address Tony Smith MP – Federal Member for Casey 22 May 2014  

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Award Winners 2014

May 27, 2014

1.     Best International Plan – WINNER  Brambles Limited Brambles was chosen as the winner for a number of reasons, they have shown continued and prolonged commitment to fostering this plan amongst all of their employees, they have taken an incredible amount of time and effort to simplify and promote the plan and they have ensured […]

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Media Alert, 21 May 2014

May 21, 2014

Federal MP Tony Smith will join employee ownership advocates at the Employee Ownership Conference and Awards Night this Thursday, 22 May at PwC Sydney. With the Abbott Government delaying anticipated reforms to employee share schemes in last week’s budget, the conference will focus on regulatory and taxation challenges affecting the take-up of employee share schemes. […]

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Employee Ownership Sector Calls for Sweeping Reform

March 11, 2014

Canberra, 3 March, 2013; Employee Ownership Australia and New Zealand Association (EOA) called on the Federal Government Treasury Committee to introduce widespread reform in the taxation and regulation of changes in employee ownership in Australia. The EOA is calling on the Government to support the following initiatives for much needed reform of employee share schemes […]

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