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COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace

The first COVID-19 vaccination in Australia rolled out on 21 February 2021 preceded by a wave of protests. With the rollout, comes a thorny question for employers about individual rights, workplace health and safety, and vaccination enforcement. The rollout, managed in phases, is expected to complete by the end of 2021 (you can check your … Read more

Good News on Covid Grants

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Lots of businesses were under financial stress during Covid and even now and many groups were campaigning to make it better for Grant money received from State Governments. Late last year, legislation passed that provided that certain grant payments in response to COVID-19 would be made non-assessable non-exempt income. The legislation requires the Treasurer to … Read more

Santa ‘clauses’ – 5 Ways to have fun and stay ATO’s inside the rules

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Santa ‘clauses’ – 5 festive season problem areas 1. An anti-social media Xmas party Just imagine that embarrassing photo from the Christmas party (you know the one with the glass of champagne and the photocopier) being circulated to your key customer contacts, or even worse, your mother. Social media creates a whole new way for … Read more

Complete Covid-19 Guide to Stimulus and support Measures as at 6th April 2020

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Hang in there  We’ve designed this guide as a quick reference to the COVID-19 related tax and financial support that might be available to you. It’s quiet comprehensive, but care needs to be taken and you should consult your accountant when making decisions. The Government has flagged that more support is coming and we will keep … Read more

Stuck in lock down? How about a free course…

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If you’re looking for something to do, why not upskill yourself? We might be accountants and we do love free stuff, it’s important to always take stock of your most valuable item, time. You cannot make more or get any back, so it’s important to use it as best you can. Connect with friends, family, … Read more

HR Support is important now as it is ever

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We take HR serious when it comes to our team, to keep them safe and on track. We have loved working with Linda at TotalHRM in Albury and understand that sometimes every business needs options. If you want amazing in person support and locals, TotalHRM is for you. We also utilise HappyHR to maintain our … Read more

Stimulus #2 – Bigger, better and far more impact

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The Second $66.1 bn Stimulus Package: What You Need To Know The Government yesterday released a second, far-reaching $66.1 bn stimulus package that boosts income support payments, introduces targeted changes to the superannuation rules, provides cash flow support of up to $100,000 for small business employers, and relaxes corporate insolvency laws. The stimulus measures are … Read more

Towards Zero Interest Rates (and what it means to you)

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The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely tipped to reduce interest rates again to historic lows. Easton Wealth economist Emmanuel Calligeris explores the impact. Australia and world volatility The ongoing trade war between the US and China has dominated financial market movements recently. The last two trading months have seen increased market volatility. In July, … Read more

What happened with the ‘day one’ manifesto at Amazon

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In the early days of Amazon, Jeff Bezos became famous for the philosophy he described to shareholders. He called it ‘Day one’. The idea took hold that if the people in an organisation acted like it was day 1 in the job, they were more likely to stay truly focussed on customers, and driven by … Read more