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HI6008 Assignment 2 Requirements

 

 

HI6008 Assignment 2 Requirements

 

All HI6008 Students Enrol in the Semester 2/2017 need to follow below Assignment structure:

  1. Introduction
  2. Project Objective
  3. Project Scope
  4. Literature Review

(Students’ needs to summarise Assignment 1 literature review (2-3 pages)and justification from Assignment 1 literature problems, gaps opportunities, Hypothesis)

  1. Research Questions/Hypothesis

-Primary Question (only one question)

– Secondary Questions (1, 2 ….)

Research questions should be linked to Literature Problems, Gaps, and Hypothesis

 

  1. Research Design and Methodology

 

  • Qualitative research

(Students should propose the Processof the Qualitative Research (Main Steps), Approaches to reliability and Validity, Sampling, Sample Size, Data Collection Method, Variables Specifications)

 

  • Quantitative research

(Students should propose the process of the Quantitative Research Design Process (Main Steps), Research Instrument, Quantitative Data Analysis Process, Sampling and Simple Size, Interviewing and Questionary Design, Reliability and Validity of Data)

 

  1. Research Limitations
  2. Time Schedule (Research plan)
  3. Conclusion
  4. Reference List
  5. Appendix

NOTE: Students are not with requirements to collect and analyse data

 

 

 

 

 
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Introduction to Taxation Law 7037 – S2 2017 Problem Solving Assignment

A hard copy of the Problem Solving Assignment must be submitted to Building 11, Level A, Box 119 by 5.30 pm, on Monday 4 September 2017.

 

All written work submitted in this subject should display an Assignment cover sheet, which is available on the Moodle site for this subject.

 

You must retain a copy of any written work submitted for assessment.

 

An electronic copy of the assignmentmust also be submittedvia the Moodle site Assignment Drop Box no later than the same time. See Moodle for specific details of the electronic copy submission. The Assignment cover sheet is not required for the Moodle Drop Box submission; however please ensure your student number is on the top right corner of your Moodle submission.

 

Late penalties (as per the policy on late submission of assessment) will apply. Please check the unit outline for details of the policy on lateness, extension requests and the marking criteria forthis Legal problemassessment item.

 

All assignment answers must be the sole work of the student submitting them (see the University’s policies on plagiarism).

The assignment must be typed, in either pdf or word format, and the typeface must “Times New Roman, 12”, with a 5 cm margin on the left hand side. The assignment must be single sided and must also contain a Reference List. For citation of legislation, cases, and secondary sources, you are required to use Footnotes.

Your answers should be no longer than 1800 words.

The total marks for this assignment is 30 marks.

 

 

 

 

Question

 

Mary was a member of the Australian Olympic Games squad at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At all relevant times Mary has been a resident of Australia for taxation purposes. She specialised in the Women’s individual sprint. Although she trained for six hours each day, Mary had retained her amateur status.

 

Mary won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics on 16 August 2016. On 21 September 2016, a prominent breakfast food company paid Mary a $50,000 lump sum as an inducement for entering into an endorsement contract with it. The company also agreed to pay Mary $500,000 each year for three years. Mary was also entitled to 2 boxes of breakfast cereal per week for the duration of the contract. The contract specified that the boxes of breakfast cereal were for her personal use only. Each box of the cereal has a recommended retail price of $7.50.

 

Under the contract, Mary was required to attend a prescribed number of promotional events, participate in 10 television commercials as directed, and attend the annual staff dinner held by the company. Finally, the company agreed to pay Mary $50,000 for providing ‘the exclusive story of her life’ in written form to the company’s publicists. The company could use Mary’s life story in promoting her association with the company.

 

On 22 September 2017 (i.e. approximately one year after Mary entered into the endorsement contract) Mary announced that she was turning professional. On 25 September 2017 Mary entered into an endorsement contract with Whacker Sports, a new digital broadcaster specialising in sports television. Under this agreement Whacker was required to pay $50,000 to Mary’s spouse (who had no other income).

 

Mary has sought your advice as to whether the value of the Gold medal, and any of the cash payments under the endorsement contracts, must be included in her assessable income under s 6-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Advise her.

 

 
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Introduction to Taxation Law 7037 – S2 2017 Problem Solving Assignment

A hard copy of the Problem Solving Assignment must be submitted to Building 11, Level A, Box 119 by 5.30 pm, on Monday 4 September 2017.

 

All written work submitted in this subject should display an Assignment cover sheet, which is available on the Moodle site for this subject.

 

You must retain a copy of any written work submitted for assessment.

 

An electronic copy of the assignmentmust also be submittedvia the Moodle site Assignment Drop Box no later than the same time. See Moodle for specific details of the electronic copy submission. The Assignment cover sheet is not required for the Moodle Drop Box submission; however please ensure your student number is on the top right corner of your Moodle submission.

 

Late penalties (as per the policy on late submission of assessment) will apply. Please check the unit outline for details of the policy on lateness, extension requests and the marking criteria forthis Legal problemassessment item.

 

All assignment answers must be the sole work of the student submitting them (see the University’s policies on plagiarism).

The assignment must be typed, in either pdf or word format, and the typeface must “Times New Roman, 12”, with a 5 cm margin on the left hand side. The assignment must be single sided and must also contain a Reference List. For citation of legislation, cases, and secondary sources, you are required to use Footnotes.

Your answers should be no longer than 1800 words.

The total marks for this assignment is 30 marks.

 

 

 

 

Question

 

Mary was a member of the Australian Olympic Games squad at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At all relevant times Mary has been a resident of Australia for taxation purposes. She specialised in the Women’s individual sprint. Although she trained for six hours each day, Mary had retained her amateur status.

 

Mary won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics on 16 August 2016. On 21 September 2016, a prominent breakfast food company paid Mary a $50,000 lump sum as an inducement for entering into an endorsement contract with it. The company also agreed to pay Mary $500,000 each year for three years. Mary was also entitled to 2 boxes of breakfast cereal per week for the duration of the contract. The contract specified that the boxes of breakfast cereal were for her personal use only. Each box of the cereal has a recommended retail price of $7.50.

 

Under the contract, Mary was required to attend a prescribed number of promotional events, participate in 10 television commercials as directed, and attend the annual staff dinner held by the company. Finally, the company agreed to pay Mary $50,000 for providing ‘the exclusive story of her life’ in written form to the company’s publicists. The company could use Mary’s life story in promoting her association with the company.

 

On 22 September 2017 (i.e. approximately one year after Mary entered into the endorsement contract) Mary announced that she was turning professional. On 25 September 2017 Mary entered into an endorsement contract with Whacker Sports, a new digital broadcaster specialising in sports television. Under this agreement Whacker was required to pay $50,000 to Mary’s spouse (who had no other income).

 

Mary has sought your advice as to whether the value of the Gold medal, and any of the cash payments under the endorsement contracts, must be included in her assessable income under s 6-5 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Advise her.

 

 
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FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management

FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management
Report 1: Diversification (Precious Metals Portfolio)
Due:
4pm, 4th September 2017
Word limit: 1,500
Weight: 16.5%
In this report you are asked to construct and discuss optimal portfolios for three investors, Angela, Benjamin
and Casey. For all investors, their utility is represented by: U = E(R) – ½A
σ2. However, they have different
risk aversion coefficients (A), as summarised in the table below:
Investor Risk Aversion Coefficients
Investor Angela Benjamin Casey
Risk aversion coefficient (A) 4 2 0
Unless otherwise stated, investors are unable to short-sell any asset, nor are they able to borrow or lend at the
risk-free rate. The expected returns and variance-covariance matrix you are required to use are contained in
the spreadsheet ‘
Report 1 2017S2 – data.xlsx’. The data is calculated from monthly average spot prices for
four precious metals – gold, silver, platinum and palladium – as well as end of month values for an equities
index, specifically the S&P/ASX200 index. You are required to use the estimates provided in order to
construct the optimal risky portfolios for each investor using the Markowitz approach.
Specifically, your report needs to address the following points:
1. Assume each investor is restricted to investing in a single precious metal at a time. Which precious
metal does each investor prefer and why? Present all possible expected utility outcomes for each
investor in your answer.
2. Assume each investor can now choose to construct a portfolio of gold and palladium. Report on the
optimal portfolio each investor would construct. Discuss the differences in each investor’s utility and
portfolio characteristics. Discuss whether investors would prefer to hold the portfolio or the single
precious metal as calculated in (1).
3. Construct the optimal portfolio for each investor that contains (a) all four precious metals; and (b) all
four precious metals and the S&P/ASX200 equities index. How do these compare in terms of
diversification benefits? Comment on the differences in utility from your answer in (2).
4. Consider Casey specifically. How would you describe their attitude to risk? Do you think their
optimal strategy is a sensible approach? You should discuss the difference between expected returns
and actual returns in your response.
5. Now consider the case where Angela and Benjamin can borrow and invest in a risk-free asset. The
risk-free rate is 0.15% per month. How does the ability to borrow or lend at the risk-free rate change
the characteristics of these two investor’s optimal risky portfolio and optimal combined portfolio?
Assume for this question investors are able to invest in all four precious metals and the equities
index.

6. Assume that the risk-free asset in (5) is only available to Angela, and Benjamin is restricted to a
retail risk-free borrowing and lending asset. Specifically, Benjamin can invest at a risk-free rate of
0.105% per month but is charged 0.20% per month to borrow. How does this affect Benjamin’s
optimal investment strategy? Comment on what (if any) changes occur to Benjamin’s utility and the
characteristics of his utility-maximising portfolio.
7. Your report should conclude with a summary of your findings regarding differences in the benefits
of diversification across investors and asset classes.
Your report will need to present the weights for each portfolio you calculate as well as the returns and
standard deviation for each portfolio. Please set the initial weights to be equal weights when conducting your
optimisation. Address the requirements of each question clearly.
Marks will be approximately evenly allocated between calculations and discussion. Marks will be awarded
for the clarity of your discussion, the structure of your report and how you present your findings. Please use
graphs and/or tables to support your discussion but do not include the raw data in your written report. Please
use 12pt font with 2cm margins and include all references, if required, in a bibliography. You need to also
submit your workings as an Excel spreadsheet via the ‘Report 1 – Excel Spreadsheet’ link in Blackboard.
Written reports must be submitted via the Turnitin link labelled ‘Report 1’.
Please ensure you receive an
email receipt from Turnitin that you have successfully submitted your report otherwise you could lose
all your marks from a late submission penalty.

 
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Assignment B: An ancient engineering mystery

Assignment B: An ancient engineering mystery / Mechanics & Hydraulics
The big pyramid of Cheops was built from 2551 BC till 2528 BC. That is in a time period of 23 years. See
also lecture 3.1. There exist different hypothesis on how the pyramids were constructed. In this
assignment you will investigate one of these hypothesis where the ancient Egyptians made use of big
water pipes, along which the stones were transported using buoyancy (figure 1).

(a)
(b) (c)
Figure 1. The stones were surrounded by air bags made of animal skin, so that they float on water
(a). The wrapped stones were then transported to the foot of the pyramid where they were guided
into a water pipe that was constructed onto the pyramid (with inclination 51.8 degrees) (b). As a
result of the upward buoyance force, the stone carrier moves upward in the pipe until it reaches a
first sluice gate. At that moment, a similar sluice gate at the foot of the pyramid is closed and the
gate that was reached by the stone is opened. The sequence is repeated until the stone reaches its
destination (c). The dimensions of stone with carrier bags and the water pipe are shown in (c).

The sluice gates are opened one by one when the wrapped block has stopped by the gate. A block starting
in O travels upwards with gate A closed. When the block arrives at gate A, it is stopped by the closed gate.
Then the gate at O is closed and gate A is opened, with gate B closed. While the block is travelling from
gate A to gate B, gate A is closed. The block arrives at block B that is still closed. Then gate B is opened.
Etc. The time to open a gate is 10 seconds.
The blocks with carrier air bags experience friction (as indicated in figure 1c). Assume that the stone carrier
is a sphere with the dimensions indicated in figure 1c. One stone measures 0.7 m x 1.1 m x 1.3 m and
weighs 2500 kg.

Questions:
1. What is the time needed for the block to travel one column? Assume that after the door is closed
some air heaps up at each gate. Assume that opening and closing the gate takes approximately 10
seconds.
2. What is the travel time for one block all the way up to the top of the pyramid?
The Babylonians used water clocks for time keeping (figure 2a). A conical recipient (left) is filled with
water. A circular hole (diameter = 2 mm) is drilled at a depth of 30 cm.

(a) (b) (c)
Figure 2. Babylonian water clock (a) and dimensions (b). A theoretical water clock with a certain
recipient shape for which the change in water level is constant (c).

3. After how much time has the level lowered with 20 cm (i.e. 10 cm above the hole)?
4. What does the shape of a recipient has to look like in order to have the level h decreasing at a constant
speed of 2 mm/s (mathematical function)?
The Greek used algebra to solve geometrical problems such as
the intersection of cones. Some related geometric problems are
given below.
5. A cone with a conical angle of 60 degrees is intersected by a
cylinder with radius 1 m. What is the cross-sectional volume
bounded by the cylinder, the cone and the plane z = 5 m as
shown in figure 3 (subscribed by the red line).
6. Verify by using Matlab that the calculated value (in exercise
5) is correct. (Provide the Matlab code)

Figure 3. Intersection of a cone
and a cylinder.

7. A parabola with equation

 
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FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management

FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management
Report 1: Diversification (Precious Metals Portfolio)
Due:
4pm, 4th September 2017
Word limit: 1,500
Weight: 16.5%
In this report you are asked to construct and discuss optimal portfolios for three investors, Angela, Benjamin
and Casey. For all investors, their utility is represented by: U = E(R) – ½A
σ2. However, they have different
risk aversion coefficients (A), as summarised in the table below:
Investor Risk Aversion Coefficients
Investor Angela Benjamin Casey
Risk aversion coefficient (A) 4 2 0
Unless otherwise stated, investors are unable to short-sell any asset, nor are they able to borrow or lend at the
risk-free rate. The expected returns and variance-covariance matrix you are required to use are contained in
the spreadsheet ‘
Report 1 2017S2 – data.xlsx’. The data is calculated from monthly average spot prices for
four precious metals – gold, silver, platinum and palladium – as well as end of month values for an equities
index, specifically the S&P/ASX200 index. You are required to use the estimates provided in order to
construct the optimal risky portfolios for each investor using the Markowitz approach.
Specifically, your report needs to address the following points:
1. Assume each investor is restricted to investing in a single precious metal at a time. Which precious
metal does each investor prefer and why? Present all possible expected utility outcomes for each
investor in your answer.
2. Assume each investor can now choose to construct a portfolio of gold and palladium. Report on the
optimal portfolio each investor would construct. Discuss the differences in each investor’s utility and
portfolio characteristics. Discuss whether investors would prefer to hold the portfolio or the single
precious metal as calculated in (1).
3. Construct the optimal portfolio for each investor that contains (a) all four precious metals; and (b) all
four precious metals and the S&P/ASX200 equities index. How do these compare in terms of
diversification benefits? Comment on the differences in utility from your answer in (2).
4. Consider Casey specifically. How would you describe their attitude to risk? Do you think their
optimal strategy is a sensible approach? You should discuss the difference between expected returns
and actual returns in your response.
5. Now consider the case where Angela and Benjamin can borrow and invest in a risk-free asset. The
risk-free rate is 0.15% per month. How does the ability to borrow or lend at the risk-free rate change
the characteristics of these two investor’s optimal risky portfolio and optimal combined portfolio?
Assume for this question investors are able to invest in all four precious metals and the equities
index.

6. Assume that the risk-free asset in (5) is only available to Angela, and Benjamin is restricted to a
retail risk-free borrowing and lending asset. Specifically, Benjamin can invest at a risk-free rate of
0.105% per month but is charged 0.20% per month to borrow. How does this affect Benjamin’s
optimal investment strategy? Comment on what (if any) changes occur to Benjamin’s utility and the
characteristics of his utility-maximising portfolio.
7. Your report should conclude with a summary of your findings regarding differences in the benefits
of diversification across investors and asset classes.
Your report will need to present the weights for each portfolio you calculate as well as the returns and
standard deviation for each portfolio. Please set the initial weights to be equal weights when conducting your
optimisation. Address the requirements of each question clearly.
Marks will be approximately evenly allocated between calculations and discussion. Marks will be awarded
for the clarity of your discussion, the structure of your report and how you present your findings. Please use
graphs and/or tables to support your discussion but do not include the raw data in your written report. Please
use 12pt font with 2cm margins and include all references, if required, in a bibliography. You need to also
submit your workings as an Excel spreadsheet via the ‘Report 1 – Excel Spreadsheet’ link in Blackboard.
Written reports must be submitted via the Turnitin link labelled ‘Report 1’.
Please ensure you receive an
email receipt from Turnitin that you have successfully submitted your report otherwise you could lose
all your marks from a late submission penalty.

 
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Researching Community Partnerships

>> Download Week 2 Assignment Template
Review the “Preview of Your Final Project” criteria sheet to help you focus your work this week. Before engaging in your research, make sure you have decided on the organization you would like to research in this class so you can apply the work you do this week to your final project.
*Note: As you gather your sources, make sure the ones you choose are no more than five (5) years old. This is part of the requirements for your Final Project.
Six-Article Annotated Bibliography
Find and summarize the Grow, Hamm, & Lee’s “The Debate over Doing Good” (in EBSCO).
Use your key terms that you generated through searching Grantham Library’s EBSCOhost and/or Google Scholar to find at least five additional, reputable articles to review as background information on community partnerships and community organizations.
Review each of the six articles you found and summarize them based on the following criteria:
The name of the author and article,
The purpose of the article,
The problem addressed,
The population addressed, and,
The results of the article.
Your review should include all six articles. You should provide a 100-150 word paragraph for each source addressing the each of the four key ideas in your summary. Each article should also include a reference citation in APA format.
SAMPLE:
Remen, R. N. (1999 Jan.1). Helping, fixing or serving? University of Cincinnati.Retrieved from:
https://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/honors/docs/communityengagement/HelpingFixingServing.pdf
In the article, “Helping, Fixing, or Serving” (1999), Remen asserts that people see the world in three
different ways broken, weak or whole.
These viewpoints results in how a person connect to their world. Remen views serving as a way to moves beyond the expertise and incorporates both their serves strengthens as well as the strengths of others.
Many times people seek to help or fix rather than service. Remen uses examples of an emergency physician sees delivering a baby as a service rather than fixing the problem. She shares how a nurse moved past professional protocols to serve her by removing her ileostomy. In these examples, she explains how experiences shorten the distance between the humans. Remen shows how serving rather than fixing or helping benefits all parties and impacts humanity.

 
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