Discussing employment issues with Riverina locals


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Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Minister for Small Business and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, took part in an employment roundtable with Riverina locals in the agricultural sector. (more…)

Solid midterm position for NSW government


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NSW Business Chamber says solid economic management, implementation of a sound policy agenda and investment in much needed infrastructure underpin an overall score of 8 out of 10 for the State Government at its mid-term. (more…)

Warning on labour-hire wage rates

Warning on labour-hire wage rates


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The Fair Work Ombudsman is urging horticulture businesses to be vigilant when engaging workers from labour-hire operators this harvest season by making themselves aware of the minimum rates of pay for casual pickers under the Horticulture Award. (more…)

What are your backpacker tax duties?

What are your backpacker tax duties?


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The backpacker tax battle may be over in Parliament, but confusion remains for many farmers about how the new backpacker tax rules apply to them. From January 1, 2017, changes to the backpacker tax will see backpackers pay 15 per cent in income tax from their first dollar earned and there are changes to backpackers’…