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ABCC to audit wages and entitlements in labour hire sector

14th October 2020

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is auditing labour hire businesses to ensure they are paying their employees correctly. The audits will commence in December 2020 and will examine records from November 2020. These audits will focus on key areas identified in the... MORE

Business wins in the Federal Budget

12th October 2020

The good news for the millions of Australian businesses dealing with the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19 is that the 2020 ‘Pandemic Budget’ seems to have delivered some much-needed wins.

Tax breaks – Businesses are set to receive $31.6 billion in proposed tax breaks, including being allowed to write off losses against past profits, as well as proposed changes to fringe... MORE

What stage is your business at?

8th October 2020

The Australian Government has released a fact sheet to help you plan if you are considering undertaking a stocktake of your business to see whether it is coping, ready to change and adapt, you are able to grow or start a new venture, or if you are considering pausing or winding up your operations.

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Expanding access to small business tax concessions to support jobs

6th October 2020

Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukker say the Morrison Government is continuing to support businesses through COVID-19 by providing further tax relief to attract and retain workers and reduce red-tape as part of our economic recovery plan.

"For the first time, businesses with an aggregated annual turnover between $10 million and $... MORE

Quarterly SG reminder for NESS Super employers helping you understand your Super obligations

30th September 2020

Under the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) legislation, all employers have an obligation to make SG contribution payments on behalf of employees.

At NESS Super, we are here to help and are reminding Employers that the next SG quarterly contribution due date is 28 October 2020.

SG has to be paid at least four times a year, within 28 days of the end of each quarter. ... MORE

SafeWork NSW Inspectors Targeting Work at Heights Safety

21st September 2020

SafeWork NSW inspectors are targeting work at heights safety, as part of its ongoing focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry. 

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ESO looks to boost electrical safety awareness

17th September 2020

The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) is offering local businesses the chance to book free electrical safety demonstrations, featuring a portable electrical switchboard and highlighting the importance of safety switches.... MORE

Changes to Workplace Exposure Standard for Silica Dust

17th September 2020

SafeWork Australia has released a new checklist to changes to the workplace exposure standard for silica dust. If you work with materials such as engineered stone, concrete or tiles, use the new silica checklist as a guide to implement... MORE

Save time and money with NECA's Member Benefits

17th September 2020

At NECA, we want to make sure that you are getting value out of your membership and utilising the services, products and discounts we have on offer. You can save on many items that are essential for running a business such as insurance, vehicles... MORE

Take the opportunity to hear the latest from icare

17th September 2020

icare are holding a series of webinars throughout September and October on a range of topics including Workers Insurance Fundamentals; understanding the claim process; learning how to develop effective time management techniques to improve personal productivity as a small business owner or manager and... MORE

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