Business Update – 18 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Changes to company tax rates are in effect Companies, corporate earning trusts, and public trading trusts may be eligible for a reduced tax rate this season. Learn more about the changes and find out who qualifies here. STP Phase 2 requires more information when submitting payroll Single Touch Payroll…  Read more

Business Update – 11 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. GST fraud attempts circulating on social media lead to extra security measures Due to a significant number of GST refund fraud attempts, legitimate businesses may face extra steps to receive their refunds as extra security measures are put in place. Tighter controls around ABN and GST registration have been…  Read more

Business Update – 4 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. More Australians turning away from home ownership A new study suggests that younger Australians are choosing to invest their money in stocks over buying a home. Around 43 percent said they would choose to invest their money instead of spending it, and 38 percent of those saying they would…  Read more

Business Update – 27 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Xero Report: Small Business Creation at Record Levels Landmark research from Xero has revealed new small business registrations in Australia are at unprecedented levels, growing 34% from 225,000 in 2019 to over 300,000 in 2021. Over the next 10 years, an estimated 3.5 million small businesses are expected to…  Read more

Business Update – 13 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Mask Mandate to be Dropped in South Australia South Australians will be spared from wearing masks in most public indoor spaces from Good Friday, but will still be required in high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care or residential disability facilities, on public transport and in ride-sharing vehicles. Business…  Read more

Business Update – 6 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Central Bank Opens Its Door to Interest Rate Hike The central bank dropped its previous pledge to be “patient” on policy, signalling a step towards an eventual tightening. While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its cash rate at 0.1%, it noted inflation had picked up and was…  Read more

Business Update – 16 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Entry Ban for Cruise Ships to Be Lifted After two years, the government announced that it would lift its entry ban for international cruise ships next month. This could potentially boost a tourism industry impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. New Zealand Opens Borders to Australians Fully vaccinated Australians will be…  Read more

Business Update – 9 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme The government is developing a claims scheme to provide a simple, streamlined process to compensate eligible people who suffer a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to an approved COVID-19 vaccine without the need for complex legal proceedings. The scheme covers the costs…  Read more

Business Update – 2 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. WA Border Reopening After 697 days, Western Australia has finally reopened its borders. From 12: 01am Thursday, a long list of new restrictions is expected to stay in place for four weeks. Strong Economic Growth at the End of 2021 The economy has reported its equal-best quarter of growth…  Read more

Business Update – 23 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Australia Welcomes Back International Tourists After almost two years, vaccinated international tourists and business travelers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 1.2 million people had visas to enter Australia with 56 international flights due to touch down in the first 24 hours of…  Read more

Business Update – 9 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Borders to Reopen to International Travel The borders will be reopened to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders from 21 February. Unvaccinated travellers who have a medical reason for not getting inoculated will need to apply for a travel exemption and will be required to quarantine at a hotel.…  Read more

Business Update – 2 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. NSW Unveils $1 Billion Support Package for Businesses The New South Wales government has unveiled a $1 billion support package for small- and medium-sized businesses hit by the Omicron outbreak. However, the payment will be capped at half of what was offered during the Delta wave in 2021, after…  Read more

Business Update – 26 January 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. WA Cancels Plan to Reopen Borders on 5 February All states and territories, except Western Australia, have reopened their internal borders despite a record surge in cases. Last Thursday, WA Premier Mark McGowan made a shock announcement that the reopening of borders, which was originally set on 5 February,…  Read more

Business Update – 19 January 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward.    Should You Mix or Match Your Booster Dose? In Australia, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are recommended as booster shots, regardless of which vaccine you had for your first two doses. Some research has indicated that “mixing and matching” vaccines could give your immune system a bigger boost.…  Read more

Weekly Digest – 15 December 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Moderna and Australian Government Partnered to Bring Manufacturing to Australia Moderna, Inc. announced an agreement with the Australian Government to build a state-of-the-art messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine manufacturing facility in Victoria, including access to Moderna’s mRNA development engine. Up to 100 million mRNA vaccine doses could be produced in…  Read more

Business Update – 8 December 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Queensland Border Reopening Requirements The Queensland border will open at 1 am on 13 December, earlier than expected. Fully vaccinated people from declared “hotspots” – that includes NSW, Victoria and South Australia- will be able to enter by road or air. Those crossing into Queensland from a declared hotspot…  Read more

Business Update – 1 December 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. International Border Reopening for Skilled Workers and Students Delayed Plans to reopen international borders to skilled workers and students have been halted due to concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The 1 December opening will be delayed by at least two weeks, including the plan to open the border…  Read more

Business Update – 24 November 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Australia to Reopen to Foreign Visa Holders Australia will allow foreign visa holders to enter the country from the start of December in a bid to revive the economy. International borders have been shut since May 2020 and allowed only restricted numbers of citizens and permanent residents to enter…  Read more

Business Update – 17 November 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Australia Hits 90% Single-Dose Mark Australia has hit a new milestone, with 90% of those who are 16 years old and above having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This makes every state and territory on track to hit 80% fully vaccinated by the end of…  Read more

Business Update – 10 November 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. $44 Million Recovery Package for Melbourne The Melbourne Money scheme is returning to the CBD, with the state government and City of Melbourne launching a $200m “revitalisation fund”. From 15 November, those dining in the CBD between Monday and Thursday can claim a 30% discount – of up to…  Read more

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