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Media Releases & News Updates

June 2018

Small business hardest hit by rising minimum wage.


The Fair Work Commission (FWC) today delivered its annual wage review – the highest percentage we’ve seen since 2011. This decision...

May 2018

Budget 2018 ‘a fizzer’ for SMEs.


Tax cuts loom large in post Budget 2018 discussion, but the backbone of the Australian economy, small business, didn’t make the...

April 2018

Avoid paying too much or too little from 1 July.


From 1 July, retail, hospitality, pharmacy, and food businesses will see a drop in penalty rates following the Fair Work Commission (FWC)...

March 2018

NSW employers no longer able to discriminate against pregnant job seekers.


NSW Parliament has repealed a law that allowed employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a...

December 2017

Controversial overtime penalty rates from 1 January


Earlier this year employers welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates for Sunday and public holiday rates...

November 2017

Healthcare industry at high risk.


The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has put the healthcare industry on notice saying that even though compliance rates are improving, there is...