• Business Basics Grants Program

    The next round of the Business Basics grants program will open at 9am on Wednesday 4 May 2022. These grants offer $5000 to eligible new or emerging businesses to improve their operations, such as upgrading websites, improving skills or adopting best practice. The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice.

    May 4, 2022
  • Australia Federal Budget 2022-23 Summary of tax and superannuation measures

    Tax measures The major tax-related measures announced in the Budget included: Low- and middle-income tax offset (LMITO)LMITO increased by $420 for 2021-22 but not extended to 2022-23- a one-off $420 cost of living tax offset for the 2021-22 income year will see the low- and middle-income tax offset (LMITO) increased up to a maximum of

    March 30, 2022
  • Grants and Support – Qld Rainfall and flooding, 22 February 2022– 7 March 2022

    A range of grants and loans have been made available to families & support businesses and communities impacted by the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding, 22 February – 7 March. Emergency hardship assistance The Emergency Hardship Assistance Grant is available as a contribution to support people directly impacted by a disaster to who are

    March 9, 2022
  • A quick 15 second update

    @National minimum wage has increased to $20.33 per hour or $772.60 per week (up from $19.84 and $753.80). @On 1 July 2021, the super guarantee rate has increased from 9.5% to 10%. If you have employees, you will need to ensure your payroll and accounting systems are updated to incorporate the increase to the super

    July 2, 2021
  • $5000 Business Basics Grants Program

    The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice. This support includes funded activities in 5 priorities: Training and coaching Website build or upgrades Professional business advice Strategic marketing services Business continuity and succession. The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

    May 26, 2021
  • Casual employees – Laws have changed!

    On Friday 26 March 2021, sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual employees were amended. These changes came into effect on Saturday 27 March 2021. A person is a casual employee if they accept an offer for a job from an employer knowing that there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work

    April 22, 2021
  • Instant cash from energy class action for Queenslanders

    More than 40,000 electricity customers – households and small businesses – signed up for the class action, filed by law firm Piper Alderman. However, 1.2 million Queenslanders are still eligible. Australia’s largest energy class action is seeking to prove that two big electricity generators deliberately inflated consumers’ electricity bill. The case is being brought against

    February 2, 2021
  • COVID-19 Consumer Travel Grants Support Program

    A grant to support travel agents and tour arrangement service providers who’ve lost income because of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program provides a one-off grant to help travel agents and tour arrangement service providers stay viable. This will help them continue to trade and to meet their legal obligations to keep paying refunds

    December 31, 2020
  • What is for you in Government’s coronavirus stimulus package?

    The government has announced a range of measures to support the economy, business and employment in the face of the coronavirus health crisis. The measures include the below. Cash Flow Boost for employers employers with an aggregated annual turnover of under $50 million (based on prior year turnover) will receive a payment of $2000 to

    March 13, 2020
  • Single Touch Payroll(STP)

    Single Touch Payroll (STP), is a new way of reporting tax and superannuation information to Australian Taxation Office(ATO). All businesses used to report this information to the ATO once a year previously. Now with STP you report employees’ payroll information – such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and super each

    September 27, 2019