Media Centre

Here you will find up-to-date media information, including press releases, media kits and our media contacts.

Welcome to William Buck’s media centre. Here you will find our latest media releases, facts about our business and information about our specialist advisors.

Need an expert?

Our advisors understand what is newsworthy, and have experience and training in working with media representatives. Our spokespeople can provide timely, information to finance and business editors seeking quick turn-around commentary on topical issues.

To gain a media comment from a William Buck Director, please contact our National PR and Communications Advisor, Amy Kitson. Amy can facilitate an interview for you with the appropriate person or provide you with relevant contact information and comments by email.

Amy’s contact details are:

T: +61 2 8263 4000

M: 0455 515 060


Federal Budget 2019-20

The 2019-20 Federal Budget is set to be handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on April 2, 2019. This is Frydenberg’s first Budget and the current Coalition Government’s third since the last (2016) federal election. With a federal election expected in early May, this Budget may well make or break the Coalitions chances of being re-elected.

We have experts available to provide commentary on a fast turnaround. In particular, renowned tax expert Greg Travers; our expert on women’s’ finance, Janine Williamson; Our expert in superannuation, Tricia Kleinig, our expert on property and construction, Neil Brennan; our expert on health, Belinda Hudson; our expert on tax tech and innovation, Jack Qi.

For more information, download our 2019-20 Federal Budget media kit or our 2019-20 Federal Budget Report:

Recent Media Centre Updates:

William Buck QLD merges with Accounting One

By William Buck on 07/07/2019

Left to right: Angela Palmer, Paul Copeland and Kaye Worthington Our William Buck Queensland team have announced the acquisition of an accounting firm, today. Accounting One will move into the William Buck Gold Coast office, as they continue to strengthen their local presence as leading advisors to the middle market. Junaide Latif, Managing Director at William [...] Read More >

Internal promotions drive organic growth across the William Buck group

By William Buck on 01/07/2019

William Buck have announced the promotion of three new directors and three principals across the group, as of July 1, 2019. William Buck congratulate the following internal promotions, indicative of  increased growth across the group: New South Wales — Lynda Clark, Director — Charis Liew, Director — Nick Kenny, Director — Ricardo Poletti, Principal South [...] Read More >

William Buck SA merges with Tregloans

By William Buck on 30/06/2019

Accounting and advisory firm William Buck is merging with established Adelaide-based chartered accounting firm Tregloans. The merger, effective from July 1, further strengthens William Buck’s reputation as a leading provider of specialist services to mid-market businesses and high net worth individuals. As part of the merger, Tregloans’ two partners Michael Fairlie and Luciana Larkin as [...] Read More >

Seasonal holiday homes on ATO radar this tax season

By Amy Kitson on 26/06/2019

Commentary from Craig Barry, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors Increased sophistication of data-matching means holiday houses rented on common share economy sites such as Stayz and Airbnb, that don’t derive income, will be on the ATO’s radar this tax season. The ATO are interested in periods of no tenancy - [...] Read More >

100-day action plan: a superannuation perspective

By Amy Kitson on 22/05/2019

In continuing our election coverage, superannuation expert Tricia Kleinig discusses the top five superannuation changes that should be in Scott Morrisons first 100-day action plan.…

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The 100-day action plan

By Amy Kitson on 21/05/2019

The top 3 things that should be in Scott Morrison’s 100-day action plan With a ‘miracle’ win for leader Scott Morrison and the Coalition over…

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Five times you might need to spend more than $3,000 on tax advice

By Greg Travers on 16/04/2019

Australia’s tax system is complex, meaning the ability for a taxpayer to comply with their obligations can be a big challenge. Recognising the likelihood that most taxpayers will require professional assistance in complying with their tax obligations, Australia’s tax laws allow taxpayers the ability to claim a tax deduction for the costs of managing their [...] Read More >

30 pc tax plan creates compliance, without the burden

By Greg Travers on 04/04/2019

94 per cent of individual taxpayers should have a 30 per cent or lower effective tax rate, by 2024/25. This is the single most effective…

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30pc tax plan is an effective anti-avoidance measure in Federal Budget

By Amy Kitson on 03/04/2019

Commentary from Greg Travers, Group Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors A leading tax expert says the 30 per cent tax…

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This Federal Budget, less is more

By Greg Travers on 03/04/2019

Sometimes less is more. The temptation for a Government is to feel that they need to announce a whole series of new tax measures every…

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Federal Budget 2019-20 update

By Greg Travers on 28/03/2019

The 2019 -20 Federal Budget is set to be handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on April 2, 2019. This is Frydenberg’s first Budget and…

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What you can do about Labor’s proposed franking credit reform

By Andrew Barlow on 28/03/2019

With an election looming, it is currently forecast that Labor will take government. Perhaps Labor’s most contentious reform is the decision to remove tax refunds…

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