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COVID-19 – Government Package 3

COVID-19 has had a severe impact for the economy to date and we expect that this will continue for some time.  The latest predictions coming out of Government is that individuals and businesses need to prepare for this situation to continue for approx. 6 months.  As such the Government has now turned their attention to … Continued

COVID-19 SUPPORT AVAILABLE – Households & Individuals

Below you will find a summary of the support available during this unprecedented time of economic downturn and uncertainty.   Governments Economic Response The Australian Government has announced a second range of measures to address the significant economic impact of COVID-19.  This is no longer seen as a stimulus package but is now being referred to … Continued

COVID-19 SUPPORT AVAILABLE – Businesses

Below you will find a summary of the support available during this unprecedented time of economic downturn and uncertainty.   Government’s Economic Response The Australian Government has announced a second range of measures to address the significant economic impact of COVID-19.  This is no longer seen as a stimulus package but is now being referred … Continued

COVID-19 – Questions answered for employers

Our colleagues at Clifford Gouldson Lawyers have prepared the following as a quick guide for employers. We have included their contact details at the end of this article should you need to seek further advice. We are receiving plenty of questions as employers come to grips with the current and potential impact of the COVID-19 … Continued

COVID-19 Government Stimulus Package Summary

The Australian Government has announced a range of measure designed to protect our economy from slipping into a COVID-19 induced recession. The legislation for the introduction of these measures will put before parliament in the coming weeks and is expected to be passed promptly. The key areas addressed are summarised below: Business Effective 12 March … Continued

Employers with unpaid super given a one‐off amnesty

Some two years after it was first announced, the Government’s super amnesty passed Parliament on 24/2/2020. The bill, currently awaiting Royal Assent, provides employers who have not paid their employee super a one‐off chance to bring these amounts up to date or risk facing tougher penalties once the amnesty period expires. Here’s the facts: Amnesty … Continued

Managing Annualised Salaries – Modern Award Changes from 1 March 2020

The Fair Work Commission has recently announced changes to annualised salary provisions and our colleague, Matt Bell from the Business & Employment Team at Murdoch Lawyers has provided us with a deeper insight for business owners.   As part of its four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission will be introducing new provisions regarding … Continued

When going electronic is actually slower! 

When going electronic is actually slower!  It has been approximately 3 years since employers have had to become “Super Stream” compliant.  That is, all employer super contributions must now be reported and paid electronically.  The ATO, most of the larger super funds and also the bookkeeping software providers like MYOB or Xero utilise a clearing house … Continued

ATO conducting roving audits to put the brakes on the Black Economy

In an effort to stamp out the black economy the ATO have been combing the country over recent months conducting on site visits to businesses, with Bathurst in NSW the latest area to receive attention.  Over the next two months, ATO officers plan to visit approximately 300 Small and Medium businesses in that area, as … Continued

Beware the sharks!

IT & data guru Darren Chapman from Pivotal Data Solutions tells us how to avoid the traps when changing phone systems to the NBN So, you have your new NBN connection in your small business, had it for over 12 months in fact. However, now you keep getting calls from telecoms providers telling you that your phone … Continued

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