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Law Review

Changes to the Building and Construction Award from 1 July 2020

Changes to the Building and Construction Award from 1 July 2020 As part of the 4-yearly review of Modern Awards, the Fair Work Commission has made some significant changes to the Building and Construc...

Calculating penalties

NatRoad opposes HVNL penalties set to increase from 1 July 2020

The penalties set out in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) have increased by the CPI from 1 July 2020.  The National Road Transport Association opposes this increase. “The indexation of infringeme...

Wage Calculation

Annual Wage Review 2019-20 – 1.75% increase across three dates

On Friday 19 June 2020, the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel (Panel) released its decision regarding the Annual Wage Review 2019-20. The decision was much anticipated, considering the impact of the...

Fuel Tax

Save the date: Fuel tax credit rates indexation – 3 August 2020

Save the date! The Australian Tax office (ATO) has announced the next indexation of the fuel tax credit is expected to be live on the 3 August 2020. The indexation of fuel tax credit rates is based on...

Wage Calculation

Fair Work Commission Decision: Annual Wage Review 2019-20

The Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel (Panel) handed down its Annual Wage Review 2019–20 decision this morning. This decision granted a 1.75% pay increase to Australia’s minimum wage (NMW) reliant a...

Work from home

Working from home tax deductions

The ATO has introduced a simplified method for claiming deductions for anyone working from home as a result of COVID-19. Between 1 March and 30 June 2020, taxpayers will be able to claim 80 cents per ...

Heavy Vehicle Charges

Time to deliver – HVRR

Request for engagement, feedback and comments The Transport and Infrastructure Council has asked for public consultation on a proposed new system for setting and investing heavy vehicle charges. Gover...

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...

Fair Work Commission

Commission removes archaic award provision

As of 11 June 2020, award terms that the Fair Work Commission described as “vague and uncertain” and “ambiguous and impractical” will be removed from the Transport Awards. For a long time, the Road Tr...

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