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6 days ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

Some of my fellow Lord Mayor Roundtable members will attend the event as well such as Umesh Chandra from the Indian Chamber of Commerce. It will be an exciting event. For those who haven't booked their tickets - there are a few left!

Leadership and InfluenceAug 24, 6:00pmHanrick CurranThis event has been cancelled
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Leadership and Influence

GABA's president, Gabriele Sartori followed an invitation of the Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier, Ms Jennifer Howard on behalf of the Government of Queensland to attend an official luncheon in honour of Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Australia.
It was a delightful event with many experts from the energy sector in the room as Ms Howard stepped in for Mark Bailey, who recently stepped aside as Minister for Energy.
The conversations covered many aspects of the energy sector and we outlined the strong links between Australia and Germany to meet current and future market demands in Asia.
Thank you Minister for your invitation.
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GABAs president, Gabriele Sartori followed an invitation of the Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier, Ms Jennifer Howard on behalf of the Government of Queensland to attend an official luncheon in honour of Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Australia.
It was a delightful event with many experts from the energy sector in the room as Ms Howard stepped in for Mark Bailey, who recently stepped aside as Minister for Energy.
The conversations covered many aspects of the energy sector and we outlined the strong links between Australia and Germany to meet current and future market demands in Asia.
Thank you Minister for your invitation.

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Excellent collaboration between GABA, state Government and the German Government

4 weeks ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

Beautiful Christmas in July 🎄🎄at K&K Austrian Restaurant-Coffee House with typical roast duck, mulled wine and new and old friends.
😀😀4 Wolfgangs attending the event 😉😉
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Beautiful Christmas in July 🎄🎄at K&K Austrian Restaurant-Coffee House with typical roast duck, mulled wine and new and old friends.
😀😀4 Wolfgangs attending the event 😉😉

3 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

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More photos of last nights GABA AGM

3 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

GABA's 2017 AGM tonight ... See MoreSee Less

GABAs 2017 AGM tonight

Dear GABA Members and Friends,

We would like to draw your attention to the Canberra event FALLING WALLS LAB AUSTRALIA 2017 12 September 2017 and win a trip to Berlin!!!

Falling Walls Lab Australia calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas. In particular, please bring this exciting Innovation Challenge to the attention of the bright young researchers and innovators in your organization.

The Lab is a platform for excellent young researchers, Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Nations. They get the opportunity to present their ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, innovative ideas or business models to peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present their work, answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations and to promote the exchange between young scholars and professionals emerging from different fields of expertise.

The Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 12 September 2017, at the Shine Dome in Canberra, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science supported by the German Embassy in Canberra. Associates include AT Kearney Sydney, the Australian National University, the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the German Embassy in Wellington.
Applications for FWL2017 are now open and can be made through the Academy’s website
www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/falling-walls-lab- australia and www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply.
Win a Trip to Berlin

Falling Walls Labs take place all over the world each year. A distinguished jury selects the most outstanding presenter of each international Falling Walls Lab who qualifies directly to present at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017, and is also awarded a ticket to attend the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017, where some of the world’s most prominent scientists present their breakthrough research www.falling-walls.com. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Australia will have their travel expenses to Berlin and their accommodation costs in Berlin on 8-9 November covered. The three winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin receive a cash prize and give their talks again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference before 800 high-calibre guests from academia, research and business.

More information about the Falling Walls Foundation can be found at www.falling-walls.com
For Frequently Asked Questions visit falling-walls.com/lab/faq1
For further information about the Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017 and the application forms visit
www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/falling-walls-lab- australia and www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply
Contact
Nancy Pritchard
Director International Programs Australian Academy of Science GPO Box 783
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6201 9412 grants@science.org.au
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On 8 February the Progress Report of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group (AGAG) was presented by the two co-chairs, Minister Cormann and German Minister of State Maria Böhmer in the presence of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Ambassador Dr Anna Prinz in Canberra.

COLLABORATION, INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY Progress Report
Australia-Germany Advisory Group December 2016.

For more information please follow the link: dfat.gov.au/geo/germany/Documents/progress-report-australia-germany-advisory-group.pdf
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8 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

Lord Mayors End of Year Council Boards reception at City Hall

Thank you to the Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk for hosting this evening’s end of year reception for directors of his various boards.

It was a lovely evening with numerous board of directors and I caught up with the Lord Mayor and many directors of the Lord Mayors Multicultural Roundtable last night. It is a big honour of being part of this distinguished Roundtable and I can only praise Lord Mayors' impeccable leadership.

A new video of the city of Brisbane was shown, which can be downloaded here www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/governance-strategy/business-brisbane/information-services/...

The Christmas lights outside were just stunning, so was the choir.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

Gabriele Sartori
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Lord Mayors End of Year Council Boards reception at City Hall 

Thank you to the Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk for hosting this evening’s end of year reception for directors of his various boards. 

It was a lovely evening with numerous board of directors and I caught up with the Lord Mayor and many directors of the Lord Mayors Multicultural Roundtable last night. It is a big honour of being part of this distinguished Roundtable and I can only praise Lord Mayors impeccable leadership.

A new video of the city of Brisbane was shown, which can be downloaded here https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/governance-strategy/business-brisbane/information-services/brisbane-videos/meet-discover-experience-brisbane-video

The Christmas lights outside were just stunning, so was the choir.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

Gabriele Sartori

8 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

GABA's Christmas Party 2016 - gathering of business friends to celebrate the end of the year and the start of the festive season.
Awesome venue and food - we will come back for more...
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
We'll see you again in 2017 with an exciting program.
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GABAs Christmas Party 2016 - gathering of business friends to celebrate the end of the year and the start of the festive season. 
Awesome venue and food - we will come back for more...
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
Well see you again in 2017 with an exciting program.

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Thanks Liz to you as well

Merry Christmas to all! May 2017 be a brilliant year for everyone.

9 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

GABA's last speaking event for 2016 last Thursday at the new SAP office was a full success.
Topic was tax accounting, double taxation agreement between Germany and Australia, how the ATO picks companies to be audited, and how to get more value out of your accountant.
Wolfgang Kleeberg of WK Accounting and Leon Stephan from Advivo were speakers and sponsors of the event. Thanks again to both gentlemen.
Lots of questions were raised and everybody took a lot of information away. The discussion was followed by canapés and drinks - caterer was our King of Cakes Wolfgang Kelke.

GABA will make the presentations available for members.
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GABAs last speaking event for 2016 last Thursday at the new SAP office was a full success. 
Topic was tax accounting, double taxation agreement between Germany and Australia, how the ATO picks companies to be audited, and how to get more value out of your accountant. 
Wolfgang Kleeberg of WK Accounting and Leon Stephan from Advivo were speakers and sponsors of the event. Thanks again to both gentlemen. 
Lots of questions were raised and everybody took a lot of information away. The discussion was followed by canapés and drinks - caterer was our King of Cakes  Wolfgang Kelke. 

GABA will make the presentations available for members.

10 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

This year's Oktoberfest Anzapfen-Ceremony with German Consul General Mr Freischlader and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Grace Grace. Thanks to Louise Moeller for providing the photo. ... See MoreSee Less

This years Oktoberfest Anzapfen-Ceremony with German Consul General Mr Freischlader and Minister for Multicultural Affairs Grace Grace. Thanks to Louise Moeller for providing the photo.

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10 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

GABA's VIP tables at this year's Oktoberfest were in high demand and all of us had a great time. Good to see so many new members attending our Bavarian excursion...in search of the inner German 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

GABAs VIP tables at this years Oktoberfest were in high demand and all of us had a great time. Good to see so many new members attending our Bavarian excursion...in search of the inner German :-)

10 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

GABA members met with Ms Lynette Wood Australia's new Ambassador to Germany, with non-resident accreditation to Switzerland and Liechtenstein end of August before her official start in September.
We had a great conversation and Ms Wood was very interested in GABA's activities and how we support the bilateral business relationships between Germany and Australia.
She will be a great supporter of GABA in Germany and will welcome GABA members when in Berlin.
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GABA members met with Ms Lynette Wood Australias new Ambassador to Germany, with non-resident accreditation to Switzerland and Liechtenstein end of August before her official start in September.
We had a great conversation and Ms Wood was very interested in GABAs activities and how we support the bilateral business relationships between Germany and Australia. 
She will be a great supporter of GABA in Germany and will welcome GABA members when in Berlin.

10 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

Oktoberfest Anzapfen Zeremonie - Friday afternoon, the highlight of the German Week in Brisbane. Great Gaudi 🍺🇩🇪🇦🇺🍻🍴🍖
Many GABA members were invited to the party. Lovely to catch up with all.
Oktoberfest is still on next week - for those who have missed out 😀
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Oktoberfest Anzapfen Zeremonie - Friday afternoon, the highlight of the German Week in Brisbane. Great Gaudi 🍺🇩🇪🇦🇺🍻🍴🍖
Many GABA members were invited to the party. Lovely to catch up with all. 
Oktoberfest is still on next week - for those who have missed out 😀

11 months ago

GABA German Australian Business Association

German Week 2016, with German Business Day yesterday as a highlight, was a full success.
It was the first event that GABA organised together with the QLD chapter of the AHK and the Honorary Consul in Brisbane.
Four GABA members presented on interesting and relevant business topics.
Markus Mueller on Cyber security for SMEs; Willy Guertler on Customers first in logistics; Peter Leitner on Project logistic and Gabriele Sartori on Energy in transition in Germany and Australia. Chris Pienaar from DB Schenker talked about Visible Export supply chains.
Max Roberts from SAP, the amazing host, took us on a journey called Live Business.
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German Week 2016, with German Business Day yesterday as a highlight, was a full success.
It was the first event that GABA organised together with the QLD chapter of the AHK and the Honorary Consul in Brisbane. 
Four GABA members presented on interesting and relevant business topics. 
Markus Mueller on Cyber security for SMEs; Willy Guertler on Customers first in logistics; Peter Leitner on Project logistic and Gabriele Sartori on Energy in transition in Germany and Australia. Chris Pienaar from DB Schenker talked about Visible Export supply chains. 
Max Roberts from SAP, the amazing host, took us on a journey called Live Business.

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Wish we could have attended, sounded like a great event.

Horizon Bulletin

Issue 68, September 2016


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Welcome to the latest edition of Hanrick Curran Horizon.

Please enjoy our top 3 articles over the last fortnight as rated by our social media followers:
One step closer to superannuation clarity
Tax myths, rumours and mistruths for investment properties debunked – Part 2
Start-up series: Step 4 - Assess the competition

ONE STEP CLOSER TO SUPERANNUATION CLARITY

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Another backflip on superannuation

Another day, another change to superannuation. The Government has caved in to the pressure from within their own party and scrapped the controversial $500,000 lifetime non-concessional cap. This will instead be replaced by an annual non-concessional contribution limit of $100,000. The “bring forward” rule will also apply which will enable people aged under 65 to make three years’ worth of non-concessional contributions in one year. This new limit will apply from 1 July 2017.

While this may seem like good news on the surface, there is a catch.



TAX MYTHS, RUMOURS AND MISTRUTHS FOR INVESTMENT PROPERTIES DEBUNKED – PART 2

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Deciphering the fact from fiction when it comes to rental properties

We all have at one point in time, heard about a great way to save on tax. At this time of year you are bound to hear a line ball call or two so it’s timely to debunk some of those tax myths, rumours and mistruths. In this article we debunk the most common tax myths, rumours and mistruths when it comes to the taxation of rental properties.



START-UP SERIES:
STEP 4 – ASSESS THE COMPETITION

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The 4th step to assess that diamond in the rough idea

We are at the half way point in our 7 Step Guide to Assessing Start-Up Success. Step 1 addressed the importance of defining the problem your idea will solve whilst Step 2 explored the important question of determining if the solution to the problem would actually create value for the end user. Then in Step 3 we did a first pass assessment of whether a suitably sized market existed to make the venture feasible.

Now we progress to Step 4 to then determine if anyone else would be competing with your solution, and competition can take many forms.
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Dear GABA members,
See previous post on SIEMENS leading the Prime Minister's Industry Taskforce.

Let me know if you or business want to be part of this development. We at GABA could support these ambitions.

Best regards
Gabriele Sartori
GABA President
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