Australia

Whether you’re in the mining, oil, or gas sector, extensive opportunities exist for Australian resources businesses.

Rising international demand, particularly from Asia provides both national and cross-border possibilities for growth.

The ability to meet increasingly rigorous environmental and regulatory requirements alongside uncertainty in the tax and legislative arena can, however, present a challenge for mining and energy businesses.

Our mining and energy team has the experience and resources to help start-ups, developing businesses and well established companies to meet their commercial goals.

So whether you need to streamline operations, increase profitability, raise capital or plan for expansion, our team can help.

We assist mining and energy clients with:
  • Audit, accounting and tax compliance
  • Strategic planning
  • Corporate structuring and reorganisation
  • Transaction design and implementation
  • Capital raising
  • Designing entry and exiting joint ventures
  • The tax consolidation regime
  • Mineral Rent Resource Tax advice
  • Carbon tax advice
  • Research and development claims
  • The tax treatment of exploration and mining expenditure

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Agribusiness

A diverse industry that contributes significantly to Australia’s economy, Agribusiness is up against an increasing number of challenges to operating profitably. We can help you navigate the impacts of shifting tax legislating, a fluctuating economy and variable commodity prices to reach results at each stage of your business’ lifecycle.

Education

Australia’s ever-changing and competitive education sector is experiencing a period of both growth and disruption. New service models emerged throughout the pandemic along with changing demands from parents and students. Our experienced advisors can assist you to meet these demands and leverage opportunities for expansion both here and internationally.

Government

Increased accountability, competing stakeholder needs and restricted budgets are just some of the demands faced by government entities today.

Health

Rapidly accelerating technological developments, a growing and ageing population, increasing demands from patients for affordable and remote services, a lack of substantial funding and impacts of a continuing pandemic are just some of the challenges this vital sector is up against. Despite the potential issues caused by these challenges, they also present opportunity.

Hospitality & Tourism

Acute workforce shortages and unstable supply chains continue to threaten our hospitality and tourism industries, which bore the brunt of Australia’s response to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the sectors are demonstrating considerable resilience and face a prosperous future as borders reopen and consumer confidence improves.

Manufacturing

Government incentives, industry reforms and the emergence of Advanced Manufacturing are all driving a revived manufacturing industry with vast opportunities. Meanwhile, an increasing number of industry associations aim to support the sector by boosting productivity, improving competitiveness and enhancing sustainability.

Not for Profit

Good corporate governance, flexibility and an understanding of changing regulatory requirements are the keys to success in Australia’s purpose-driven not for profit sector. Highly collaborative organisations work with government entities and private businesses to make long lasting impact and deliver for Australians.

Professional Services

A strong and emerging industry in Australia, professional services practitioners operate in franchising, legal and accounting, advertising, engineering, business consulting and many more. Key concerns for the sector are skilled workforce shortages, staff retention and changing regulations.

Property & Construction

Enhancing the strain of permeating supply chain issues are complex regulatory challenges, project delays, labour shortages and reduced demand for commercial spaces. However, rising house prices are driving an increase in construction as are low interest rates and inbound investment.

Retail & Wholesale

Largely consisting of SME businesses, Australia’s highly competitive retail and wholesale industry attracts players from many overseas markets. While the pandemic had markedly different impacts on the various subsectors of the industry, eCommerce benefitted from the temporary shutdown of physical stores and increased online shopping – a trend which has continued.

Technology

Fast growing and aspirational, Australia’s tech sector is currently the third highest contributor to gross domestic product and employs over half a million people. William Buck has significant experience assisting SaaS companies and other tech subsectors to scale, raise capital, identify growth opportunities in transactions and manage divestment mandates.

Transport & Distribution

While previously segregated into several subsectors, the industry is increasingly integrated and employs over half a million people across the country. With new technology including automation shaping the industry, new and emerging skills and business processes are required.

Mining & Energy Industry Specialists

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