Latest business COVID cash grants tax exempt

  Recent rounds of the Government’s business support cash grants paid to eligible COVID-affected small and medium businesses will be exempt from Commonwealth income tax, following a request by the Marshall Government.   Treasurer Rob Lucas wrote to Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last month, seeking the COVID-19 Business Support Grant – July program and the…

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$57m in small business cash grants out the door as COVID economic recovery continues

  Thousands of small and medium businesses impacted by COVID-19 trading restrictions – from restaurants, cafes and hotels to tourism operators, gyms and hairdressers – have received almost $57 million in cash grants in the past month, as the Marshall Government continues to support their strong ongoing economic recovery.   To date, 19,633 eligible businesses…

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Workers compensation impairment guidelines amended after public consultation

  The State Government has today published updated Impairment Assessment Guidelines, incorporating extensive community feedback on several key issues – including ensuring there is no set deduction in benefits for pre-existing injury and protecting workers’ choice of assessor.   The Return to Work Act 2014 was enacted by the former Labor government under then Minister,…

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Pressure mounts on Malinauskas as Labor MP bullying claims referred to Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

  Disturbing claims of bullying and intimidation by Labor MP Tony Piccolo against a young trainee have been referred by Treasurer Rob Lucas to the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment over concerns Mr Piccolo may have broken the law by ‘forcing’ his resignation.   Mr Piccolo has been publicly accused by his…

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SA’s strong COVID jobs recovery pre-lockdown as industry welcomes $100 million Business Support Package

  South Australia continues to lead the nation for its strong jobs rebound since the depths of the pandemic, as leading industry groups have thrown their support behind the Marshall Government’s new $100 million Business Support Package and assistance for regional workers.     Total employee jobs in SA increased by a nation-leading 15 per cent (equal with WA) since the…

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