Monthly Archives: August 2019

What’s the address of your company’s registered office?OPINION

Do you know the address of your company’s registered office?

You should knowit might not be the same as your principal place of business.

Understanding the difference between the two could save immense stress, legal costs and your company.

The address of a company’s registered office is the place where documents can be effectively served. This means, if a supplier, employee or customer wanted to commence legal action, they would be correct in posting their legal notices to a registered office address.

Say you are a director of a manufacturing company. Your principal place of business is 1 Fake Street, but the address for the company’s registered office is your personal residence, 3 Cosey Avenue. One day you decide to relocate.

Several months pass, the manufacturing business is booming but then the phone rings. You’re told your company is now in liquidation, your directorship of your company is suspended, and the business must cease trading immediately pending an assessment by the liquidator.

But how did this even happen? The business is profitable and can pay all its debts. Apparently, a previous supplier had been careless with its invoicing so outsourced its collection activities to a third-party. The third-party collector had a policy to only issue correspondence to registered office addresses and had begun issuing invoices, statements, statutory demands and finally a winding up notice to the company’s registered office address after you had moved.

Believe it or not, situations like the one in the example occur more regularly than you would think. Thankfully, by applying to court and obtaining adequate advice, the winding up order was later terminated. But the interruption to business operations, the adverse publicity from the public notice that your company was in liquidation, the costs and stress are all negative implications worn from a simple oversight.

In many instances, your accountant’s address may be your registered office, in which case, there would be a system in place to advise you of any important or time sensitive correspondence received in relation to your company. Failing that, you can either review your records or perform a search on the n Securities and Investments Commission database.

Daniel Drayton isPKF’sbusiness recovery andinsolvency manager.

The food bowl of Bundaberg is alive and snapping

Not your average prawn cocktail … a fine start to lunch.Bundy and cola … to use the latter ingredient’s generic name. You’d have to be totally ignorant of what is happening in most n pubs to not realise that this is a national drink.

And it doesn’t take long to figure that the sugar which goes into making the rum is grown around the Queensland city of Bundaberg — as probably is most of the sugar that goes into producing the mixer softdrink.

Showing how it’s done … Gaylene Phillips.

And that this is the place the rum itself is produced.

So, we know that Bundaberg produces lots of rum and sugar, but less well known is the propensity of its rich, dark-chocolate-coloured volcanic soil to produce a vast array of fruit and vegetables, certainly enough edible stuff to be justifiably referred to as one of the nation’s food bowls.

When it comes to specifics, the Bundaberg district produces most of our sweet potatoes and tomatoes, not to mention plenty of melons, lychees, capsicums, cucumbers, snowpeas, macadamias and ginger.

Anthony Rehbein … banking on hydroponics for his children’s future.

Little wonder that the city lists high on the calling cards of buyers for the major supermarket chains.

But as I discovered on a recent mission to cover Winterfeast— a 10-day celebration of local foods and drinks — Bundaberg also has a burgeoning foodie element among its residents, and visitors who are increasingly charmed by the place’s flavours and laid-back ambience.

You only have to take one of Suzie Clarke’s Bundy Food Tours to realise that there’s plenty happening in the district that has nothing to do with pushing a trolley down the aisle of a major supermarket.

The passion that Suzie deals with is typified by Rick Nelson, who produces absolutely excellent sourdough bread at the very appropriately named Pocket Storehousebakery.

Rick Nelson … a passionate believer in his sourdough starter culture.

I say appropriately named because Rick has to break up Suzie’s relatively small group to fit us into his bakehouse, but the intensity of the love for his products are obvious when he talks about the virtues of sourdough and having nothing to sell on the few days that things go wrong.

The passion and taste are enough to entice one of our small media contingent to get up early the next morning and join the queue to get a precious loaf of Rick’s sourdough.

Sourdough treats from the tiny bakehouse at the Pocket.

And there’s no need to worry about something to do eat or do while we’re waiting for our turn in the bakehouse. We have plenty of coffee — made from beans locally grown and roasted by Barking Dog — and sourdough bread and scrolls to amuse ourselves with while sitting in the sun.

And the fervour doesn’t start or stop at the Pocket.

Breakfast of champions … a selection of seafood for a late breakfast at Grunske’s.

We’ve already had a taste of excellent local seafood for late breakfast at Grunske’s, and we’re headed to the greenhouses where Anthony Rehbeinis assuring his children’s future on his block by scaling the steep learning curve of hydroponics and growing some spectacular crops of things such as melons, eggplants and tomatoes.

But we haven’t met real commitment and promotional verve until we’re introduced to Tina McPherson at Tinaberrieswho is truly effervescent as she shows off rows of strawberries that are just being picked.

Tina McPherson in her strawberry patch … a real champion of local ingredients.

She and her husband Bruce travelled the world before choosing Bundaberg for their future, because of the fertility of its soils and the lifestyle enjoyed by that part of the world.

Their farming is sustainable, and vigorously employs measures such as companion planting and ‘good bugs’ that biologically control pests without damaging the berries.

And then it’s off to learn some cooking skills from local chef Gaylene Phillips and to try some of the fantastic produce we’re picked up on our travels.

Yes, it’s very much alive … Sian McDowell with a fine crab specimen at Grunske’s.

I tell you what. A prawn cocktail may be an old-fashioned dinner-party stand-by, but not in Gaylene’s hands when she has some scrummy prawns, perfectly ripe avocados and crunchy macadamias at her disposal.

John Rozentals was a guest of Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism. Visit www.bundabergregion成都模特佳丽招聘

Broken Heel Festival to celebrate all things drag

Broken Hill’s Town Square will host the Main Drag In Drag street parade at Broken Hill’s annual celebration of drag culture.Allthat glitters will turn to gold as the Silver City hosts itsfourth annual Broken Heel Festival in celebration of drag culture this month.

The festival will take place throughout Broken Hill fromSeptember 7-9.

Known for its starring role in the classic n drag queen road movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the city’sfamous Palace Hotel will host a number of performances and events.

The festival will feature comedy, cabaret, live music and social activities paying homage to the film and its stage adaptation, whilethe Town Square will hostthe Main Drag In Drag street parade.

Festival directorEsther La Rovere saidlast year’s eventwas the biggest and most successful to date and she expected this year to be even better.

“It’s such a colourful event, and of course everyone can relate to the street scenes of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, so they already know Broken Hill and its welcoming culture,” she said.

The program will featureperformances by some of ’s best drag queens, drag kings, bio queens,women who adopt a traditional drag persona, showgirls and DJs.

Indigenous singer Christine Anu,best known for her hit My Island Home, hasbeen named as this year’s headliner.

Anu won’t be the only Indigenous star on the program,with young performers Jojo Zaho and Felicia Foxxbeing mentored by an experienced drag queen.

”It’s designed to help them further their art and enable them to grow within the drag community and provide a solid platform to grow as performers,” Ms La Roveresaid.

The festival will alsoboast a dedicated service,The Silver City Stiletto train, which will travel from Sydney toBroken Hill.

The train booked out quickly, however if you can add your name to a waiting list via the festival website.

Bus tours will also be offered bySydney Planet Dwellers andAdelaide companyBuses-R-Us (details on the website).

Ms La Roveresaid the festival had attracted a strong following whoreturned regularly and was also attracting new visitors and larger crowds each year.

For more, visitwww.bhfestival苏州美甲 or phone (08) 8088-1699.

Marketing by the numbersOPINION

FACTS: When it comes to modern-day marketing, the data is all that really matters. Do you know your marketing numbers?

Like it or not, modern marketing is all about numbers. Sure, your agency or marketing team will bang on about design, ad copy and awards. But all that really matters are the key numbers in your marketing equation.

How many people did your various marketing channels and tactics reach last week? How many prospects responded to your marketing last week? How many leads did you speak with last week? How many sales did you make? What was the conversion rate at each stage?

Great marketers know these numbers immediately. They measure them consistently and look to improve their metrics at every level.

If you don’t know these numbers for your business, you’re flying blind. Study them immediately. Reach. Prospects. Leads. Sales.

The wonderful thing about modern marketing is that it has never been easier to measure and manage. There is data for just about anything you can imagine.

It means you can achieve less budget wastage and higher conversions. It alerts you when campaigns or offers are losing their impact. It tells you which messages are effective and which are missing the mark. It allows you to refine and optimise for best results.

Once you know which channelis delivering the greatest returns, which messages convert bestand what your average conversion rate is,you are in a position to achieve the holy grail of marketing: clients on demand.

The best marketing allows you to set a budget knowing how many prospects, leads and sales it will deliver – week in, week out.

A reliable and predictable return on your marketing investment allows you to grow and scale in a measurable way, giving you all the clients you need.

They’re the numbers that really matter.

Craig Wilson, managing director ofSticky.Digital.

Six highlights in your travel week3 Sept

‘Curated by AccorHotels’ … tailor-made for those seeking gourmet, arts-and-culture, or health-and-wellness pleasures.AccorHotels’ network of luxury brands, including Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel and Swissotel, have introduced bespoke packages in more than 30 destinations across .

More than 50 experiential hotel packages, coined ‘Curated by AccorHotels’, have been tailor-made for those seeking gourmet, arts-and-culture or health-and-wellness pleasures, with one-night getaways to leisurely escapes of up to five nights offering savings of up to 50 per cent.

Guests can transport themselves to the French Riviera at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, for instance, creating moments of abandon and decadence with a half-day Cote Piscine poolside cabana experience for two with personalised butler service, a 40-minute aqua-therapy soak and a 60-minute massage for two, breakfast, valet parking and two nights accommodation priced from $858.

Linger longer with a five-night indulgent stay at Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa with handpicked inclusions of a private degustation dinner with matching wines under the stars for two, a 30-minute massage and 30-minute facial for two at Vie Spa, a cocktail master class, bottle of Taittinger Champagne and breakfast priced from $1595.

Bookings are available until 31 October for stays from now until 31 March.

Visit www.accorhotels苏州美甲/curated

Groote Eylandt … it will soon be peak fishing season.

Experienced anglers and novices can in coming months enjoy some of the most exciting and diverse sports fishing in the world at Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

It will soon be peak season, through to the New Year, for giant deep-water marlin and sailfish, bluewater queenfish and giant trevally, golden snapper and red emperor around the extensive coral reefs, plus, of course, the world-renowned barramundi that teem in the tidal estuaries and mangrove-lined rivers.

To celebrate the start of the prime season’ Groote Eylandt is offering Fishing Safari Bonus Packages:

— three nights from $3700 per person twin-share, with upgrade to a Waterfront Spa Bungalow valued at $750 and $50 bar credit per room.

— four nights from $5135 per person twin-share, with room upgrade valued at $1000 and $75 bar credit.

— five nights from $6200 per person twin-share, with room upgrade valued at $1250 and $100 bar credit.

— six nights from $7270 per person twin-share, with room upgrade valued at $1500 and $125 bar credit.

These packages are for a minimum of two guests and are based on four people travelling together. They include return airfares from Darwin, all transfers on Groote Eylandt, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and two, three, four or five days of guided private fishing.

Phone (08) 8987 7077 or visit www.grootefishing苏州美甲au

Mitchell Falls … a Kimberley gem.

APT has released its 2019 ‘Kimberley Wilderness Adventures’ program and to celebrate is offering a range of deals for early-bird bookings.

APT’s popular 15-day ‘Kimberley Complete’, for instance, showcases the best of the Kimberley’s remote landscapes in groups of no more than 20 guests.

Soar over Mitchell Falls in a helicopter, admire impressive Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art, and watch the sun set over the striking Bungle Bungle Range.

Prices start at $9995 per person twin-share, with an additional fly-free offer available on all departures if booking is made before December 15.

New to the program in 2019, APT is now offering a range of short breaks.

As an example, APT’s three-day ‘Purnululu 4WD Experience’, has prices starting at $1695 per person twin share.

Phone 1300 196 420 or visit www.aptouring苏州美甲au

The Glacier Express … a slow, winding journey over the Swiss Alps.

A new cruise tour launched by Cruise Express will take ns on a luxury Mediterranean cruise and across the roof of Europe by train to the Swiss Alps and one of the world’s most photographed mountains, the Matterhorn, in June next year.

The 20-night ‘Mediterranean to Matterhorn’ package includes a nine-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice and a seven-night overland tour by coach and rail to Zurich.

The itinerary begins with two nights in Barcelona, including a classic Spanish tapas dinner and a visit to Antoni Gaudi’s mammoth, multi-spired basilica, which is still under construction after 136 years and with completion expected 100 years since the death of the famous architect.

Guests then board Celebrity Constellation for a nine-night cruise to Toulon on the French Riviera, Monaco, Pisa/Florence, Rome, Naples, the fjord-lined medieval port of Kotor in Montenegro and Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast before disembarking in Venice.

The journey then heads inland to a cruise on Lake Maggiore before guests board the Bernina Express train for a spectacular ride over 196 bridges and through 55 tunnels, and the Glacier Express train for a slow, winding journey over the Swiss Alps.

Including return flights from , the package is available from $10,990 per person twin-share.

Phone 1300 766 537 or visit www.cruiseexpress苏州美甲au

Standing their ground in from of the Taj Mahal … a group of millennials.

Intrepid has released its first 18s-to-29s brochure, offering socially conscious millennials the chance to get way off-the-beaten-path on more than 80 travel experiences, ranging from flying high in Turkey to camping around Iceland and island-hopping in Croatia.

With a focus on sustainable, immersive experiences, the new tours have been created especially for the next generation of responsible travellers who want to make a difference and connect with their fellow guests, while discovering new places and cultures.

The central belief is that millennials want big-time experiences without a big-time price tag, an so the trips are priced at the same level as Intrepid’s Basix range, with tours starting from $390 for a five-day tour of Cappadocia, a historic region of Central Anatolia.

Majestic wild creatures … orcas off the coast of Norway.

Swimming with wild whales during winter in Norway may sound intrepid but with the help of dry suits, expert guides and a central-heated expedition vessel, travellers can swim with humpbacks and orcas on an adventure holiday offered by n-based Majestic Whale Encounters.

The nine-night Norway cruise-tour also includes opportunities to meet the Arctic’s indigenous people and witness the stunning Northern Lights.

The tour is available for two departure dates next year — November 16 and 22 — and guests can save up to $600 per couple by booking by October 1 this year.

Guests will sail aboard the 16-passenger MS Stronstad, an expedition vessel with hot tubs and central heating.

Led by renowned Scottish photographer and conservationist, Grant Thomas, the expedition includes a six-night cruise along Norway’s wild coastline and three nights in boutique mountain cabins near Tromso — one of the best vantage points in the world to see the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights.

The tour culminates in a day at the Tromso Husky Farm, where guests will be greeted by 120 Alaskan huskies and, depending on conditions, lead a team of dogs through the scenic landscape.

Prices under the early-bird deal are from $8100 per person twin-share, including use of dry suits, all main meals, transfers, husky safari, reindeer experience and Northern Lights tour.

Phone 0405 594 253 or visit www.majesticwhaleencounters苏州美甲au