On 27 March 2021, three significant changes were made to the 2009 Fair Work Act relating to the rights and obligations of casual employees. These changes involve a new casual employment information statement, a new definition of a casual employee and a new entitlement of casual employees known as ‘casual conversion’.
Queensland is set to become the second state to enforce a ban on single-use plastics on 1 September 2021. We have compiled a useful list of steps which detail how businesses and companies can prepare for the new laws.
Are you a Queensland based business with an e-commerce website selling to international markets?
On 1st March 2021, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) released a draft of new guidelines relating to the allocation of profits in professional firms.
With interest rates at a historic low, many clients are considering refinancing or adding lending capacity to support investment.
You may not have heard of the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program, but if you are an Australian business that is currently exporting, or planning to export goods, services or intellectual property, you should consider the Federal Government’s EMDG program.
With additional liquidity available in the economy, we are seeing more clients begin to use some of their available funds for investing in shares.
The strong last quarter across many industries is underpinning the “V Shaped” Recovery that many commentators predicted. The V Shaped Recovery is supported by nearly all economic charts in Australia at this time.
Following our earlier post about the JobMaker Hiring Credit from 7 October 2020, we now can provide an update about the specific details of the program and how it will operate.