At long last, it appears that WA has a concrete transition plan in place to open up travel borders in a safe and measured way. While this brings some certainty around what the future looks like, and roughly when we’ll be able to travel to and from WA, it does mean that individuals and businessesread more
Earlier this year, we covered the 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage and all award wages (see the article here). The changes have been rolled out in three stages, and we’re already at the third! The increases announced as a result of the Annual Wage Review first came into effect on 1 July, withread more
Many Australians are familiar with the frustration and financial cost of maintaining several superannuation funds as we change jobs over time. As employers have a default fund, into which many new starters will elect to have their super paid, a large number of workers end up with multiple super funds that may have very littleread more
Lockdowns and restrictions brought in as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks have had a significant impact on small businesses, their owners, and their staff. In an attempt to ease some of the financial hardship caused by the most recent WA lockdown and interim restrictions (12.01am Tuesday 29 June 2021 – 12.01am Tuesday 6 July 2021),read more
In the ever-changing landscape of the Australian legislative framework, particularly around business-related matters, it can be difficult to keep up. You may be aware of information released over recent months in relation to changes to wages and the superannuation guarantee, and as the 2021/22 financial year begins, those changes will start to come into effect.read more
“Success means only doing what you do well, letting somebody else do the rest” -Goldstein S Truism. In Western Australia alone there are over 225,000 registered small businesses, with 78% of those businesses based in the Perth metro area. Despite the upturn in fortunes for the Australian economy (and WA’s in particular), the current globalread more
Welcome to the 2020/21 McKinley Plowman Federal Budget Update! In a year filled with uncertainty, turmoil, crisis, and economic downturn, the Morrison Government’s Budget was always poised to be one filled with recovery measures to get the Australian economy back on track – looking at both the short- and long-term. While the majority of theread more
Are you concerned about the effect Coronavirus (COVID-19) might have on your business? The Federal Government has announced plans to release a stimulus package, to the tune of tens of billions of dollars, with a view to reduce the impact on businesses and the broader economy. Small businesses with apprentices, and businesses who have, orread more
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