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The ATO on COVID-19 fraud warpath

The ATO on COVID-19 fraud warpath

We always knew that a Government scheme swiftly distributing cash during a crisis was going to come with equally swift compliance and review measures, particularly when eligibility was self-assessed. Two major Australian Taxation Office (ATO) initiatives are searching out fraud and schemes design...

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Funding for the arts: what’s available and how can you get it

Funding for the arts: what’s available and how can you get it

Will the Prime Minister’s targeted $250 million package of funding to support cultural and creative projects and initiatives save the industry?The arts funding is aimed at kick starting the sector with funding preferencing commercial initiatives that generate jobs and are expected to have a posit...

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Minimum wage increases by 1.75%

An increase to the minimum wage of 1.75% will start rolling out for the first full pay period from 1 July 2020.The increase applies to minimum rates in awards in 3 stages:Group 1 Awards - from 1 July 2020Frontline Heath Care & Social Assistance WorkersTeachers and Child CareOther Essential Servic...

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Increased flexibility for Parental Leave Pay for self-employed

Increased flexibility for Parental Leave Pay for self-employed

From 1 July 2020, parents accessing the Government’s parental leave pay (PPL) scheme will have greater flexibility and options.Targeting the self-employed and small business owners, the changes introduce a new flexible paid parental leave pay period of 30 days.Previously, new parents could apply ...

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