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SUPERANNUATION AMNESTY

Correct Superannuation calculations by CMSolutions

The Australian Taxation Office clarified it’s position last year on whether or not leave loading is to be treated as ordinary time earnings.  The outcome of this was that for almost all CMSolutions members leave loading is ordinary time earnings and is therefore subject to superannuation. (Read More about these particular issues here.) We had … Read More

What to know about Employee Assistance Programs

In light of recent global events,  let’s talk a little more about what you can do to assist your employees to overcome challenges in their personal and work life. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are work-based intervention programs designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal problems which may adversely affect the employee’s performance. Such … Read More

JobKeeper

We are past the halfway mark for the JobKeeper scheme and you would not believe how it has kept us on our toes! The below dates are not for Organisations scheduled to receive Transitions Payments (Starting Monday, 13 July 2020.) Information on the cessation of the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package can be … Read More

Portable long service entitlements for Queensland community service workers – *(Only Applies to Social, Comm, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award 2010)*

New Legislation on Portable long service entitlements for Queensland community service workers has been passed in the QLD Parliament. “The Palaszczuk Government has passed legislation to introduce a portable long service leave scheme for workers in the community services industry. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the scheme recognises the nature of work, and the … Read More

🚨Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package and Transition Arrangements🚨

🚨Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package and Transition Arrangements🚨 “The Australian Government has confirmed the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package will be extended until 12 July 2020. From 13 July 2020, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) will recommence with the introduction of a number of new measures … Read More

Update to CCS Transition Payments FAQ

With the Federal Government announcement that child care services would no longer be eligible for JobKeeper, there has been significant concern from our members about their employees who are not directly engaged in child care services, and whether they would be eligible for income support.  We have confirmed that employees who are not directly engaged … Read More

Satisfying payment requirements for future JobKeeper fortnights

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For the first two JobKeeper Fortnights (30 March – 12 April, 13 April – 26 April), the ATO will accept the minimum $1500 payment (less tax) for each fortnight (or top up to $1500) has been paid by you even if it has been paid late, PROVIDED it is paid by TODAY 8 MAY 2020. (Note … Read More

🚨NEW COVID-19 Information Session 🚨

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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has recorded a new information session for providers and services to discuss key updates to the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. The session covers: • expansion of the Exceptional Circumstance Supplementary Payments and tips for completing the application • increased access to the JobKeeper Payment • … Read More