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National Employment Standards for Employers

As an employer, did you know that every employee you have is covered by 10 National Employment Standards (NES)? These standards cannot be overridden by contracts, Awards or any other type of agreement. The NES also forms part of the ‘Better off Overall Test’. If your organisation is able to register an enterprise agreement with Read More

Private Health Insurance Rebate Reduction

From 1 July 2012, the Australian Government made changes to the private health insurance rebate scheme. The private health insurance rebate became income tested, with the test being based on ‘income for surcharge purposes’. This means that your rebate entitlement is now adjusted to coincide with your income for surcharge purposes. Income for surcharge purposes Read More

Simplified GST Reporting Requirements – Small Businesses

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently made changes to the GST reporting requirements of small businesses. These changes have been made in order to simplify and reduce the amount of information required to be lodged on Business Activity Statements (BAS). Small businesses eligible for the simplified GST reporting will only be required to report Read More