Day: 30 August 2021

Push to prioritise COVID vaccines for younger workers

A number of leading hospitality businesses have join together in calling on State and Federal Governments to extend priority COVID-19 vaccinations to younger hospitality workers. A letter from Mr Yum to Greg Hunt the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, which has now been signed by more than 150 hospitality businesses says the move …

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Extra Super step when hiring new employees starting soon

From 1 November 2021, you may need to request stapled super fund details from us for new employees that don’t choose a super fund. Most new employees are eligible to choose the super fund you pay their super guarantee contributions to. Currently, when a new employee doesn’t choose their own super fund, you must pay …

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SMBs want to choose if refusing entry to unvaccinated customers is right for them

Small business planning their COVID economic recovery should be able to choose if refusing entry to unvaccinated customers is in their best interests.  Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) Policy and Advocacy General Manager Amanda Rohan said it was understood National Cabinet would today advise what rights businesses had to deny entry to unvaccinated …

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Authorised workers can now only leave LGAs after at least one jab

New rules for authorised workers in LGAs of concern and their employers. Those working outside their LGA must meet one of two new conditions. From 30 August, authorised workers from local government areas (LGAs) of concern, who work outside their LGA, will only be permitted to work if they have had at least one dose of …

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Treasury to be granted more powers in regulating fintech sector 

The Morrison Government has today released the final report of the Payments System Review, which considered whether the regulatory architecture of the Australian payments system is fit‑for‑purpose and responsive to advances in payments technology and changes in business models and consumer demand. The review also examined how the regulatory architecture could create more productivity‑enhancing innovation and …

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The best thing you can do for your business while you can’t do business

It comes down to one word. Connect. A lot of my work with small businesses involves understanding their market. And as part of that, I sign up to a variety of their competitors’ newsletters, which does make my inbox a challenge… but all in a good cause! What I notice the most, is that I’ve …

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