Mental health overtook “cost of living” as workers’ key concern

(Australian Associated Press)   Employers are being forced to accept a “new social contract” in which businesses adopt a greater role in protecting worker wellbeing and pushing for social change, new data suggests. The research, commissioned by Australian software giant Atlassian, found many workers had over the past 12 months de-prioritised their careers in favour […]

Tax time essentials: Small business tax time toolkit

(ATO)   Our Tax time toolkit for small business has fact sheets to help you with: home-based business expenses motor vehicle expenses travel expenses using your company’s money or assets pausing or permanently closing your business. You can also download the Small Business Tax Time Toolkit (PDF, 1.0MB)This link will download a file For more information see Tax time essentials […]

No return for JobKeeper despite lockdowns

Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   National wage subsidies will not be reintroduced despite millions of workers losing pay cheques as coronavirus lockdowns sweep Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is adamant weekly disaster payments of between $375 and $600 will provide rapid support to people suffering hardship during outbreaks. “We need to be able to […]

[VIDEO] Getting your super started

  It is important to start growing and actively managing your super as early as possible for your retirement. For most people, super begins when you start work and your employer starts paying super for you. If you’re a contractor or a temporary resident and are working in Australia, you may also be entitled to […]

How to lodge your tax return

(ATO)   You can lodge online using myTax, through a registered tax agent or complete a paper tax return. Your tax return covers the income year from 1 July to 30 June. If you need to complete a tax return you must lodge it or engage with a tax agent, by 31 October. When you lodge a tax […]

Confidence crumbles as lockdowns expand

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   Confidence among Australians has suffered its biggest weekly drop since the early stages of the pandemic as the country undergoes a series lockdowns in trying to tame the virus. A growing number of economists are predicting the economy will go into contraction in the […]

PM shares frustration of those in lockdown

Daniel McCulloch and Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   Scott Morrison insists he shares the frustrations of more than half the Australian population in lockdown. But the prime minister continues to deny the bungled vaccine rollout is responsible for the widespread restrictions. Just 14 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated, with Australia lagging […]

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