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Articles by Nigel Plowman

Growing Your Business – Five Key Focus Areas

February 11th, 2022

For the vast majority of business owners, the goal for the first few years is to achieve stability – predictable cashflow, a steady stream of customers and new business, and certainty around the future of the business. Once things have stabilised, some take a breather and rest on their laurels. Others look to take activeread more

Casual Employee Conversion – The Details

April 29th, 2021

Casual employment serves many purposes within a workplace. For employees, it’s a good chance to work for a higher hourly rate (casual loading) and potentially work for a variety of employers concurrently. For employers, upshots include the fact that there is no requirement to accrue leave entitlements for casual employees, and that such employees canread more

MP+ Christmas Message 2020

December 22nd, 2020

2020 is nearly over – and with it, one of the most uncertain, challenging and exhausting years we’ve seen. Many industries and the businesses within them have suffered throughout this year, unfortunately with some of them having to shut up shop as a result of the pandemic. Overall, however, I am continually impressed with theread more

MP+ Update: A Comprehensive Summary of the Coronavirus Stimulus Packages So Far

August 5th, 2020

Over the past few weeks, much has been announced about what the Australian Government will be bringing in to help mitigate the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy. Keeping on top of everything that's happening in the world at the moment is challenging, so we've put together this summary of the critical measures thatread more

JobKeeper 2.0 – The Next Chapter

July 23rd, 2020

**Updated following announcement on 6 August 2020** The original JobKeeper payment was announced by the Federal Government in late March 2020 in response to COVID-19 and comprised a $1500 per fortnight wage subsidy for businesses so they could continue to pay eligible workers. For the most part, this payment helped keep people employed and theirread more

Looking at JobTrainer for Employees and Employers

July 17th, 2020

*JobTrainer extended* - Update as of 12 May 2021 The Government has committed an additional $500 million to extend the JobTrainer scheme by a further 163,000 places, and extend the program until 31 December 2022. JobTrainer is matched by state and territory governments and provides job seekers, school leavers and young people access to freeread more

WA Property Market: COVID-19 and Beyond

May 6th, 2020

Businesses going under, workers being stood down, and a global economic downturn – Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on more than just the worldwide healthcare system. While the federal and state government stimulus packages have brought relief to existing residential and commercial tenancy arrangements, the current economic slowdown is putting different pressures onread more

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