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BioForum – What does the Budget mean for you? A KPMG update for BioMelbourne Network members

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

The 2021 Federal Budget introduced a number of large stimulus measures to encourage business to spend big and drive a return to economic prosperity. This briefing will provide valuable and informative insights into the economic situation confronting the Federal Government and examine how 2021 Budget measures are proposed to generate economic activity and rebound from impacts of the pandemic. KPMG Tax specialists will discuss overall impacts of the Budget on the broader health sector, including key corporate and personal tax measures likely to impact businesses and senior executives. The briefing will also highlight a selection of newly announced grant programs, positive changes to the R&D Tax Incentive and the associated effects of these changes on the sector.

Given the prominent role the Federal Government will play in supporting business activities either directly or indirectly for the foreseeable future, you really can’t afford to miss this briefing!

Event details

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020
Time:4:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT
Format: Delivered via a virtual platform – a link to join will be received upon registration
Registration: Free for BioMelbourne Network Members; Non-members: $45
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Dr Brendan Rynne, Partner, KPMG
Belinda Cheesewright, Partner, KPMG
Gareth Brown, Director, KPMG
Alun Needham, Principal Director, KPMG
Read more about our speakers below.

This BioMelbourne Network event is hosted in collaboration with KPMG.

Cancellation Policy: 
Full refund given up to 3 days prior to the event.
No refunds within 3 days of the event.

Dr Brendan Rynne, Partner, KPMG

Brendan is a Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG Australia. Brendan has significant experience in advising public sector departments and agencies on a range of issues and activities, including econometric analysis, economy-wide modelling, cost benefit analysis, impact assessments, efficiency improvements, and legislative/regulatory reform. Brendan has previously worked as a Senior Partner in KPMG’s transfer pricing practice.

Belinda Cheesewright, Partner, KPMG

Belinda has over 20 years’ experience in providing corporate and international tax advice to public and privately-owned groups. She has worked across a broad range of sectors including retail and consumer markets, property, health and aged care, finance, technology, and agriculture. Belinda’s areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, structuring, restructures and due diligence; corporate and international tax (inbound and outbound); and tax governance.

Gareth Brown, Director, KPMG

Gareth has over 12 years’ experience in Big 4 public practice, providing tax advisory and compliance services to the SME market, focusing in particular on privately-owned corporate groups. Gareth has a special interest in the life sciences and the pharmaceuticals industry and advises a number of significant clients in this space. In addition to providing strategic tax advice and tax planning for his clients, Gareth also oversees all of clients’ tax compliance obligations, as well as assisting with tax office reviews and tax governance.

Alun Needham, Principal Director, KPMG

Alun is a member of KPMG’s Accelerating Business Growth practice and has more than 25 years’ experience in assisting companies access government support for innovation, R&D, technology commercialisation and business expansion activities. His clients range from start-ups to large multi-national corporations across a wide range of industry sectors, including health and life sciences, agribusiness, manufacturing and software development. Alun was a BioMelbourne Network Board member from February 2011 to November 2018.


October 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free - $45
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