The decision on Qld State Wage Case for 2019 has not been released from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).
CMSolutions has contacted the QIRC, the full bench hearing is scheduled for the 9th October 2019, and a decision will be made after this date.
Continue paying your employees on their current wage rates until the decision has been released.
CMSolutions will keep you informed if there are any further changes.
For further information please contact CMSolutions on 1300 007 110
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Federal Minimum Wage to increase by 3%
All Modern Awards weekly wages will be increased by 3% from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019.
The Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel handed down their decision on the national minimum wage today and they have awarded a 3% increase to the minimum wage and the wages within the Modern Awards.
This increase will flow to all Award covered employees, including juniors, trainees and apprentices, and employees with a disability. Weekly wages will be rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
The national minimum wage will increase to $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hour. This is an increase of $21.60 per week to the weekly rate or 56 cents per hour to the hourly rate.
Updated pay rate sheets will be emailed out to all Federal Members and uploaded onto the CMSolutions website as soon as they are completed.
If you are a member of the Award Service an updated copy of your subscribed Award will be emailed out to you as soon as they made available.
Please do not hesitate to contact CMSolutions should you require any further information or would like assistance in applying the increase.
Smart Farms, Small Grants
Eligible to: Not-for-profits | Local/Territory/State Governments |Individuals
Funding: $5,000 - $200,000
Round: Closes 11 January 2019
The Australian Government’s policy purpose for Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change and to deliver more productive and profitable agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and forestry industries; protect Australia’s biodiversity; protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular on-farm soils, water and vegetation); and assist Australia meet its international obligations.
The purpose will be achieved through local, on-ground, projects funded by grants that contribute to achieving at least one of the two outcomes described below. Projects may contribute to achieving one or both of the outcomes, however, funding of more than $50 000 will not be available for projects that contribute to achieving only Outcome 2.
Outcome 1 - Doing and fostering sustainable natural resource management best practice
Outcome 2 - Capacity building for sustainable natural resource management
Transurban Community Grants
Eligible to: Not-for-profits
Funding: $2,000 - $5,000
Round: Closes 13 January 2019
As part of Transurban's aim to improve the communities along their network, they help fund great neighbourhood causes that could do with a helping hand.
Community grants are available for up to $5,000 for projects bringing social and environmental benefits to communities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane near Transurban's roads. Grants are open to a wide range of organisations and initiatives. Past grant recipients have included road safety initiatives, disability services organisations, youth and community education programs, food distribution, homeless support and housing services, emergency services, arts groups, school and kindergarten projects and land care initiatives.
Applications are reviewed with a preference for the following criteria:
Regional Grant-Making Program
Eligible to: Not-for-profits
Funding: $2,000 - $5,000
Round: Closes 15 January 2019
The regional grants program aims to support eligible charitable organisations providing services in the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and North Queensland regions.
Applications are invited for grants of between $2,000 and $3,000 each. Under special circumstances, the advisory committee may consider applications up to a maximum of $5,000.
Charities and causes supported may fit within, but are not limited to: community wellbeing, health, arts and culture, animal welfare, children and youth, education, environment, medical research, indigenous and religion which have the following characteristics:
QCF prefers to fund whole projects rather than a small contribution to a large project. Part funding will be considered where applicants can demonstrate access to co-funding.
TCR into Frailty in Hospital Care
Eligible to: Not-for-profits | Universities
Round: Closes 30 January 2019
This Targeted Call for Research (TCR) aims to encourage research that addresses how frail persons can be supported to avoid hospitalisations, receive optimal care when admitted, and achieve the best health recovery outcomes, through integrated and coordinated in- and post-hospital interventions.
This TCR aims to support research that addresses the following question: How can frail persons be supported to safely avoid hospitalisations, receive optimal care when admitted and achieve the best health recovery outcomes through integrated and coordinated in- and post-hospital interventions?
NHMRC invites proposals for collaborative and multidisciplinary research, to avoid duplication of effort and to develop synergies between researchers, clinicians and health systems (community, residential and hospital care settings).
Aims of implementing the call are to:
Up to $5 million has been allocated to support a small number of research projects identified via this call. Funding will be provided to the top ranked applications until the allocated funding is expended. The number of projects funded therefore depends on the size of the grants.
Funding will be available for any period of up to five years over the period 2019-2023.
MRFF: Keepng Australians out of Hospital Grants
Eligible to: Not-for-profits | Universities | Businesses | State/Territory Governments
Round: Closes 30 January 2019
This grant opportunity under the MRFF Keeping Australians Out of Hospital program will support research into evidence-based, implementable and scalable preventive health solutions that can result in outcomes to prevent the development of, or promote better management of complex and chronic health conditions, improve quality of life for people with these conditions and keep them out of hospital.
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), established under the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 (MRFF Act), provides grants of financial assistance to support health and medical research and innovation to improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Competitive applications will:
Currently, $11.7 million from the MRFF is available for this grant opportunity. It is anticipated that 5 – 10 applications will be funded.
Funding will be available over a period of up to three years to 2020-21, unless applications specify a shorter period.
Applicants are encouraged to seek strategic partnerships involving organisations whose decisions and actions affect Australians' health, health policy and health care delivery in way that improve the health of Australians. They include organisations such as:
Community Conservation Grants
Eligible to: Not-for-profits | Individuals | State/Territory Governments
Funding: $0 - $10,000
Round: Closes 31 January 2019
The purpose of our Community Conservation Grants is to assist in the protection of Australia's native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage.
Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals are evaluated by FNPW's Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.
FNPW may support approved projects through untied funds that belong to FNPW, or it may choose to run a targeted public appeal or seek third party sponsorship for the project.
FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:
Land and Water - Protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability to sustain native species.
Threatened Species - Scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s threatened species.
Cultural Heritage - Conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations.
Parks for People - Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature.
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Public Rural Crisis Fund: Drought, flood, fire, and family crisis support
Eligible to: Businesses | Not-for-profits | Individuals
Funding: $0 to $5,000
Born from the need to assist women and families during times of crisis, the Public Rural Crisis Fund has been an initiative of the Queensland Country Women’s Association since 1990. This fund not only supports families suffering from drought, flood or fire but is for all families experiencing any type of crisis.