Expert insights into the 2023-24 Australian Federal Budget

On May 9, Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down the Australian Federal Budget for 2023-24. After a cautious budget in October, this time Treasurer Chalmers claims to have a bold vision to create new opportunities for economic participation among Australia's most vulnerable citizens.

A pre-budget survey conducted by RSM Australia identified cost-of-living relief for households as the top priority for most respondents. As the Albanese government promises to promote "values-based capitalism" and deliver energy price relief to Australians on fixed payments and low incomes, the question remains: will these measures result in tangible benefits for struggling taxpayers?
Join our esteemed panel of finance commentators, economists, and RSM tax specialists for an exclusive webinar as they delve into the 2023-24 Budget and unpack its implications for you, your family, and your business.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn directly from the best in the industry.

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

10.30am - 11.30am AEST
8.30am - 9.30am AWST

This is a Zoom webinar.
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Andrew Sykes | Director, RSM Australia

Andrew is a Director of Business Advisory. With over 20 years' experience advising businesses on taxation, growth and improvement strategies, he manages consulting assignments and is responsible for providing clients with high level financial advice and strategic initiatives across government departments and agencies, as well as small and large businesses in a range of sectors.
Effie Zahos | Editor-at-large, Canstar, and Finance Commentator, The Today Show

As Canstar’s Editor-at-Large, Effie has dedicated her career to help consumers gain a better understanding of their finances. As one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators, Effie regularly speaks with media across Australia. Not only is Effie the money expert for the Today Show, her financial commentary features in many of Australia’s other best-known media outlets, including the ABC,, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Telegraph. Effie was previously the editor of Money magazine, having helped establish it in 1999 after working as head researcher of Channel Nine’s Money show. Effie is the author of The Great $20 Adventure, A Real Girl’s Guide to Money and Ditch the Debt and Get Rich. She sits on the board of directors for Ecstra, a not-for-profit organisation committed to building the financial capability of all Australians and is an independent Director of InvestSMART. 
David Pearce | Principal and Executive Director, The Centre for International Economics

For more than 30 years, David has harnessed the ability of sound economic thinking to provide insights and new knowledge to clients. David’s work is a practical illustration of the fact that economic reasoning, especially when combined with empirical and evidence-based quantitative techniques provides a powerful tool for problem-solving, policy analysis and strategic development. David’s work has given him practical experience in a wide variety of industries including agriculture, mining, natural resources, water, electricity, construction, education, finance as well as international trade and development. David’s experience extends well beyond Australia and includes projects in China, Vietnam, India, Papua New Guinea, Laos, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Bulgaria.
Craig James | Chief Economist, CommSec

Craig is the Chief Economist for CommSec. CommSec is known for creating innovative, ‘user friendly’ reports including State of the States, the CommSec iPhone Index and CommSec Home Size report. As well as providing presentations to staff, clients and commentaries on financial and economic trends, Craig appears regularly in the electronic and print media. Craig has worked in banking, finance, and journalism for almost 40 years and holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Commerce (Economics) from the University of NSW. 
Liam Telford | National Tax Technical Director, RSM Australia

Liam is the National Tax Technical Director at RSM Australia based in Perth and has over 15 years of tax experience. Liam's experience ranges from working at the Australian Taxation Office to various 'Big 4' accounting firms, and resident mining giant BHP. Liam has experience in all types of tax work including tax risk management, governance, advisory, and compliance.
Katie Timms | Director, Superannuation & SMSF services, RSM Australia

Katie specialises in superannuation and has significant experience in all areas of SMSFs, including administration and compliance, asset acquisition, tax-saving strategies, structural assistance, and estate planning. A regular day for Katie ranges from helping farmers transfer property out of super to the next generation to advising company directors on how their SMSF interacts with their employee share scheme.

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