COVID-19 Updates

Government Initiatives

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Boost for training but let’s include subbies

One sweet spot in the Federal Budget was the support for small businesses to upskill their employees through the Skills and Training Boost. Assuming this measure passes post-election, small businesses...

ACTU seeks five percent wage increase

The ACTU is pushing for a five per cent increase in the minimum and award wages on the back of rising prices of petrol and other basic household items. This has led one employer association, the Austr...

Rest area call remains a priority

Federal Labor’s pledge of $80 million for new truck road areas is welcome but political parties and governments at all levels need to do more to fight driver fatigue. NatRoad’s strong view is that exi...

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NatRoad welcomes Labor rest stops promise

The Federal Opposition has pledged $80 million for new truck rest stops. While NatRoad says this is welcome, more needs to be done at all government levels in order to reduce driver fatigue. CEO of Na...

Protecting Regional Businesses

Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

Great news as the Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. The a...

Asset Write Off

Instant asset write-off expansion

The instant asset write-off was expanded in March to support businesses through COVID-19. From 12 March 2020 until 30 December 2020, the instant asset write-off: ■        threshold for each asset incr...

COVID-19 Grants

Updated COVID-19 grants & financial assistance

The NatRoad COVID-19 Grant & Financial Assistance Report is available to NatRoad members as part of their membership on the NatRoad website. This will continue to be updated as needed. All listed ...

Casual Employee Law

Casual Employment: Legislative Action Needed

On 20 May 2020, the Federal Court ruled in the case of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato that casual workers who have regular and ongoing work have a right to claim paid annual leave, personal/carer’s leave a...

Business Protection

Government is backing business

The Government is backing businesses to invest to help the economy withstand and recover from the economic impact of Coronavirus. The two business investment measures in this package are designed to a...

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