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Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP today announced the third tranche of stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak – a $130 billion wage subsidy to approximately 6 million employees. Under this scheme, businesses will receive $1500 per fortnight, per employee, which will be paid through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The Prime Minister and Treasurer named the scheme “uniquely Australian”, as it is broader than the UK scheme, more generous than the NZ scheme and … Continue reading “COVID-19 – Third Tranche Economic Stimulus Package”
From 1 March 2020, new rules for annualised salaries will make keeping timesheets and conducting yearly pay reviews compulsory for some businesses. The rules also restrict how long employers have to compensate workers for underpayment. The Fair Work Commission’s update to 18 Modern Awards is intended to ensure workers on annualised wages are not worse off than those paid an hourly or weekly wage. Members who have employees on annualised wage arrangements, pay their employees a flat rate of pay … Continue reading “New annualised wage provisions – what does this mean for my business?”
As part of the Shire of Broome’s ongoing effort to work better with local suppliers the Shire will soon manage the majority of sourcing through VendorPanel Marketplace. VendorPanel Marketplace uses geolocation to enable staff to easily identify local suppliers and invite them to quote on work. It is entirely free for suppliers and provides you with an easy to use tool to manage your quotes. Registration is easy: Go to http://www.broome.wa.gov.au/About-Council/Tenders-Quotes/Registering-for-VendorPanel and click on the ‘Register Now’ button Search and select the best category … Continue reading “VendorPanel Making Life Easier For Business”
We want to celebrate your success in business at the Broome Business Excellence Awards. This exciting awards night will unearth successful operators, offer recognition to their amazing achievements and inspire growth of all business in the region. Applications close May 8, 2020. APPLY TODAY!
The public comment periods for the NWS Project Extension Proposal’s Environmental Review Document (ERD) and the Browse to NWS Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) / Environmental Review Document (ERD) closes on Wednesday, 12 February. The environmental review documents describe each of the proposals, examines possible environmental effects and outlines the proposed environmental management approach associated with the proposed developments. Woodside encourages interested parties’ participation in the public comment period which ends on 12 February 2020. Copies of the documentation … Continue reading “Browse Environmental Review: Have your say by 12 February”
When it comes to workplace social events such as the end of year festivities around Christmas and New Year, employers responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees is just as important at these events as it is in the normal day to day workplace. It is important to take a number of key elements into consideration when choosing to hold an end of year function for your employees. Your choices in planning the event will not only ensure … Continue reading “Workplace Festive Functions – What do you need to consider?”
The Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry is getting ready to celebrate the achievements of your business with the launching of the 2020 Broome Business Excellence Awards. All businesses are encouraged to apply and attend the Awards Night as we celebrate the achievements of business in Broome! The winners of the Broome Business Excellence Awards will receive recognition through a publicity campaign played out on television, print, radio and social media. The Chamber has made a number of changes … Continue reading “Broome Business Excellence Awards 2020”
Philanthropic foundation Wen Giving, along with partner Hawaiian, will support a major initiative to improve eye health in the north west via its donation of Broome hostel Kimberley Klub, to WA not-for-profit Lions Eye Institute. Wen Giving is the philanthropic arm of the Wen Family, the owners of WA based property group Hawaiian. Utilising the resources of Hawaiian within Australia, the Wen Family spearhead partnerships with organisations around the country that provide valuable support to the community. Partnering with one … Continue reading “Hawaiian and Wen Giving donate Kimberley Klub to establish regional eye health hub”
Over 1,000 cruise industry delegates from 34 countries participated in the conference that highlighted issues facing the regional cruise market; with an optimistic outlook for the Chinese market as more and bigger new ships are planned to be deployed in 2020 and 2021. The conference includes an array of speakers representing major cruise lines; for example, in 2019 the speakers included Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, Arnold Donald President and CEO Carnival Corporation and Emilio Freeman Vice President, Sea … Continue reading “Broome represented at the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific 2019”