VFF Dairy Farmers Grant entries closing 29th October

Dairy farmers located in Victoria, the Riverina area of New South Wales, eastern South Australia and Tasmania may be eligible for grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to spend on projects to improve their farming business. Priority will be given to projects which promote infrastructure development, resilience building, management planning and sustainability of the industry particularly in context of drought and dry conditions. Applications close on the 29th of October 2018, so please give us a call if you would like any further information.

Due Dates for November

7th – Lodge and pay October 2018 monthly payroll tax
21th – Lodge and pay October 2018 monthly Business Activity Statement
25th – Lodge and pay September 2018 Qtr Business Activity Statement
28th – Lodge and pay September 2018 Qtr Superannuation Guarantee Charge Statement

ASIC Drought Relief for Effected Farmers

ASIC are offering relief to drought effected farmers with regards to company-related fees which may be payable. If you are currently effected by the drought, you may be able to review your fees with ASIC and organise alternative payment options.

Depending on your circumstances, ASIC will either set up an alternative payment arrangement or waive the fee altogether. To receive this relief from ASIC you must provide them with details of your current situation and evidence supporting this.

For more information on what  ASIC are offering, please view the below link.

Fairwork Ombudsman – Preparing for Christmas and New Years

Are you gearing up for the holiday period?
Christmas casuals can help you get through the end of year madness, but its important to get the right person for the job. Our guide will help you through each step of the hiring process and make sure they hit the ground running. Full article here.



Or are you winding down?
Before you shut up shop for the holidays read this. It’ll make sure you’re up to date about shut downs, public holidays and directing staff to take leave. Full article here.
Myth: Out of hours meetings aren’t paid
Just because it’s out of hours and catered, doesn’t mean it’s not work time. All compulsory meetings are paid work time. Check out some other workplace myths we’re busting. Full article is here.



Note: The above articles are provided to you by fairwork.gov.au


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