News Articles

May 2014

1
May

Do Your Employees Think You're a Bully?

Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) on 1 January this year resulted in Australia adopting an unprecedented set of anti-bullying laws. These laws now mean that an employee can apply to the Fair Work Commission before consulting with you as the employer, for an order to compel the...

5
May

Crystal Ball Time – Forecasting the Federal Budget

At this time of the year, the financial media second guess what will be included in the Budget (Tuesday, 13 May 2014).  In what has become the norm, there have been various leaks with a view to softening the blows and gauging public feedback. 

14
May

Budget Brief: Personal

 As is always the case, the impact of the budget on people’s hip pocket has been consuming most of the media’s attention as people attempt to second guess the day to day impact of the budget changes.  Below is a summary of the main changes together with some unresolved areas...

14
May

Budget Brief: Business

Whilst most of the focus has been on the changes impacting families there are a number of changes and continuing uncertainty that impact business.  These are highlighted below:

14
May

Budget Brief: Superannuation

 By way of the exception proving the rule, the Government maintained their promise not legislate further changes to the taxation of the superannuation industry.   There are however, still some movements in the area of superannuation that you should remember.

14
May

Budget Brief: Other Announcements

 Some of the other measures announced in the federal budget include: