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Casual Worker Status Clarified in Fair Work Reforms

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Cth) provides clarity for causal workers, a significant part of the Australian workforce, as to where they stand with their employers by aiding them to identify the nature of their...

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NSW Land Tax Relief Application Deadline Extended

The NSW Government has pledged to continue supporting commercial landowners by extending the deadline by which an application must be lodged for the 2021 COVID-19 land tax relief package to 31 May 2021. The program, which provides financial relief to landowners who...

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ASIC Crackdown on Directors Engaged in Illegal Phoenixing

New legislative amendments aim to further prevent illegal Phoenixing by ensuring directors adhere to their obligations to the companies that they head. Illegal Phoenixing, which costs the Australian economy between $2.85 billion - $5.13 billion per annum, is the act...

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WHS Insurance Liability Shake-Up

New changes to the Work, Health and Safety Act will now impose a heavier burden on corporate directors as WHS penalties can no longer be covered by an insurance policy. The amendments to the Act now prevent companies and their directors from using their insurance for...

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Fair Work Changes to Enterprise Bargaining

The COVID-19 pandemic created various challenges for Australian workplaces in 2020. The Federal Government has introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (‘the Bill’) to address some of the challenges in 2021....

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Bankruptcy Threshold Permanently Increased From January 2021

As of 1 January 2021, the bankruptcy threshold has been permanently lifted to $10,000. This follows the decision made by the Federal Government in March 2020 to temporarily raise the pre-pandemic rate from $5,000 to $20,000 in order to prevent those hit hardest by the...

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