New GST Withholding Laws in Australia

On 1 July 2018 the new GST withholding regime relating to new residential premises or potential residential land transactions came into effect. The regime requires the buyers of new residential premises or potential residential land to account to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for GST included in the purchase price.

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New Cladding Laws affecting Queensland Building Owners

Non-conforming cladding on buildings has become an issue after the Grenfell Tower fire in the United Kingdom in 2017. Australia had a similar incident (excluding the loss of lives) at the Lacrosse Tower fire in Melbourne in 2014.

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The new Casual Conversion clause – what does it mean for Employers?

Following extensive consultations, the Fair Work Commission has inserted a model casual conversion clause into 84 Modern Awards taking effect from the 1 October 2018. The clause allows an eligible employee to

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“Bank of Hours Clause” – Have Bunnings showed us the way?

Major hardware retailer Bunnings is currently in consultation with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) and the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) in relation to a ‘Bank of Hours’

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Recent Fair Work Woes – Annual leave for casual employees

Casual employees may get paid more on an hourly rate in exchange for amongst other things the inability to gain access to “paid” annual leave. A recent case however may cast some doubt on this.

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Domestic Violence Leave – What an Employer needs to know

Category : Articles, Employment Law

The Fair Work Commission has finalised the model Domestic Violence Clause which has taken effect since 1 August 2018. It is expected that a determination to insert the clause into all modern Awards will be made

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