Thursday, August 22, 2019

Regional workers back-paid over $330,000

The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $331,386 in wages for 725 underpaid workers after conducting surprise audits in Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat and Wollongong. Fair Work Inspectors...

Fair Work ruling: Minimum wage to rise by $21.60 a week for 2.2m workers

The Fair Work Commission has granted a $21.60 a week increase in the minimum wage that will flow through to 2.2 million workers from...

Lord mayor pledges contracts for Brisbane and SEQ small businesses

Brisbane City Council will actively seek out local small businesses to contract for the council's procurement spend, lord mayor Adrian Schrinner has pledged, but...

Sydney chef awarded $18,200 payout after being fired after hospital stay

A Sydney chef who lost his job after being admitted to hospital due to cancer complications will receive an $18,000 payout as a result...
ato

The ATO is targeting five common mistakes this EOFY — here’s how to avoid...

The tax office says it will be focused on addressing “common issues” with small-business tax returns this year and will be paying close attention...

Calls for unfair dismissal overhaul to stop small businesses paying workers “go-away money”

As appetite for simplifying Australia’s workplace law grows following the election at the weekend, small business ombudsman Kate Carnell is preparing to hand the...

Online SME lending growing at 79 per cent

The online small business lending market in Australia is growing at a faster rate than the US market did at a similar...
administration

Admin “killing the dream” of small businesses

The engine room of the economy may be at risk of stalling, as new research reveals the weight of administration and red...

Coast construction company target of $800k cyber theft

Fraudsters have attempted to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Noosaville construction company, prompting a police warning to be vigilant...

Brisbane’s industrial vacancy rate for larger space has fallen for the 5th consecutive quarter...

Brisbane’s industrial vacancy rate has fallen for the fifth consecutive quarter to reach a six-year low. Knight Frank’s latest...