May 2023 Economic Update – James Packham

James PAckham ABRT Board Member Restructuring Turnaround

Real Estate expert & Economist James Packham, Managing Director of Harcourts Packham and ABRT Board Member, provides his opinion following the latest interest rate rise.

Construction Industry

construction industry insolvency

Once again, the ABRT is lucky to have expert Stephen Barnes RTP® provide some thoughtful insight, commentary and his professional opinion on this week’s media announcement concerning ASIC statistics – specifically, those in relation the construction industry. The new data shows Australian businesses are failing at the highest rate since before the pandemic began.

Anti-Phoenix Decision


In a report commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman in June 2012 titled “Phoenix Activity – Sizing the problem and matching solutions”, the following definition of phoenix activity was developed in consultation with stakeholders

Private & Confidential?


The value of the words ‘Private and Confidential’ in a legal sense depends on the context in which they are used. Often these words are written on correspondence merely to emphasise that the intended recipient must open the letter, rather than someone else. For example, you may not want a family member or colleague opening a communication from your doctor. In other instances the words can impose a legal duty on you to manage the communication in a particular way.

South Australia ABRT Launch 2022


Headquartered in South Australia, we decided it was perfect timing for a soft launch event for our innovative new professional association. Were delighted that our event was fully sold out!

Leadership Alpha in Private Equity


Leadership is widely acknowledged as the most important internal determinant of a firm’s performance.
This also holds true for Private Equity (PE), where the calibre of portfolio company leadership is cited as the number one reason for deal success1.

Knowing where to hit it’s the key


The CNC machine broke down and caused an impossible bottleneck that threatened the company’s survival. Customers were relying heavily on the timely delivery of supplies. 

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman – ASBFEO


Australia’s Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has your best interests in mind. If you’re currently feeling like your heart is heavy, that stress is turning your worry lines into permanent facial features, and you don’t know which way is up, this article is for you.