Group Assignment (Group of Four) 25%
(Due Session 5.2)
“Australia has long recognised that its accounting standards need to be harmonised with standards elsewhere in the world. To ensure consistent application of IFRSs, CLERP No. 9 recommended that Australia adopt, from January 2005, official interpretations of IFRSs issued by the IASB’s International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC). As noted by CLERP No. 9, the comparability of a common set of accounting standards could be undermined ‘if standards are subject to differing interpretations and markedly different enforcement regimes”.
Based on the above statement, Students are required to do research and write an essay of 2500 words (with proper references) which demonstrates their understanding about the issue, outline the justifications and controversy of Australia’s shift to IFRSs. Journal Articles, Newspapers, Magazines and Websites will be valuable sources of information for this assignment.
This table lists in numeric order only the most recent version of each Accounting Standard. Some of these versions will apply mandatorily only to future reporting periods, but may be applied early. Use the Search pronouncements by reporting period page to find the version of each Standard that applies to any particular reporting period. Use the RDR early application versions page to find the non-mandatory RDR versions of Standards.
Where a Standard has been amended and a compiled version has been prepared, the compiled version is listed below. The original Standard (including the Preface) and any previous compiled version can be found using the Browse for pronouncements page (select "no" for "Show only most recent"). Amending Pronouncements and Errata not yet fully compiled are listed below, as well as those that have been compiled for recent periods. Use the Search for a specific document page to find individual, or