Changes to the QBCC’s Financial Requirements for licensing

Queensland’s building regulator, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), have announced changes as part of the Queensland Government’s security of payment reforms, which strengthen the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) for licensing. The first stage of these laws commenced on 1 January 2019. Background The QBCC has historically required that [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:08:23+10:00January 7th, 2019|Business, News|0 Comments

Are your casual employees truly casual?

In a significant decision which has widespread implications for the future employment of casual employees, WorkPac Pty Limited v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (WorkPac v Skene), the Full Court of the Federal Court upheld a decision finding that an employee - who was described as a casual, and paid accordingly, was in [...]

By |2018-11-25T10:55:25+10:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Individuals, News|0 Comments

New unpaid family and domestic violence leave entitlements

Family and Domestic Violence Leave From the first full pay period on or after 1 August 2018, all employees (including casuals) that are covered by an award will be entitled to five (5) days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year. Employees can take the leave if they [...]

By |2018-07-31T19:49:43+10:00July 31st, 2018|Business, Individuals, News|0 Comments

Federal Budget 2018-19

Last night, the Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2018-19 Federal Budget. Here are some of the key Budget Measures announced. Economic Update Estimated Budget Positions 2017-18 -$18.2 billion 2018-19 -$14.5 billion 2019-20 $2.2 billion (surplus) GDP 2017-18 2.75% 2018-19 3.00% 2019-20 3.00% Unemployment Rate 2017-18 5.50% 2018-19 5.25% 2019-20 [...]

By |2018-05-09T09:46:58+10:00May 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Single Touch Payroll – Are you ready for the 1 April employee headcount?

1 April 2018 is the date stipulated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to count the employees on your payroll for Single Touch Payroll purposes. If you have 20 or more employees on 1 April, you will need to start Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting from 1 July 2018. If [...]

By |2018-03-26T10:16:39+10:00March 26th, 2018|Business, News, Taxation|0 Comments

Alice’s Academic Award

Today we congratulate our Cadet Accountant, Alice Melville. Alice has been awarded with CQ University's Academic Prize for achieving the highest GPA in a year of any student in Gladstone enrolled in the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Accounting & Business academic programs. We've known Alice [...]

By |2018-03-13T16:26:23+10:00March 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Changes to the ATO Small Business Super Clearing House

If you have been using the ATO Small Business Super Clearing House (SBSCH) as your SuperStream service please be aware that the way you access this service is changing. The current system will no longer be available from close of business on 19 February 2018. The Small Business Super Clearing [...]

By |2018-02-19T12:55:00+10:00February 19th, 2018|Business, News, Superannuation|0 Comments
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