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Avoiding unfair dismissal
IR reforms land in Parliament
The Federal Government has introduced its industrial relations reforms to Parliament today following much-publicised IR roundtables, of which CCIWA was a part.
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JobMaker scheme open for business
Businesses can now register for the Federal Government’s new JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme, covering the wages of eligible workers by up to $200 a fortnight.
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Aged care providers get $132m more for COVID response
The Federal Government has allocated a further $132.2 million to the aged care sector, as part of its response to the Royal Commission into Aged...
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ATO extends JobKeeper deadlines
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has given businesses extra time to submit their declarations for JobKeeper payments to account for the Christmas period.
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Data reveals WA retail uptick
Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals an uptick in retail spending for October, with turnover well above where it was this time last year. Despite...
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WA Opposition promises payroll tax relief 
The WA Opposition has responded to CCIWA’s proposal to reduce the payroll tax burden, promising a 100 per cent rebate on payroll tax liability for...
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Ruling opens door to COVID-19 claims
Businesses that closed due to COVID-19 could potentially claim significant payouts from insurers after the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) lost a test case in...
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Avoid Christmas party drama
Businesses are being urged to prepare now to avoid HR headaches this festive season.
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WA businesses set for mandatory contact tracing
A broad range of WA businesses will soon need to comply with mandatory contact tracing requirements as part of the latest COVID-19 control measures.
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COVID-19 drives mental health claims
New data reveals a steep rise in mental health-related workers compensation claims since the start of COVID-19, and experts are warning businesses to prepare for...
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Businesses face WA border uncertainty
WA businesses are facing mixed messages about when, and to which states, WA’s ‘controlled border’ arrangements will apply.
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97 awards varied to clarify casual overtime
The Fair Work Commission has decided to vary 97 modern awards to clarify casual overtime entitlements as part of its four-yearly review of Modern Awards....
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