Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Australia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Australia: Are you eligible for the JobMaker hiring credit?

Under a new wage subsidy called the JobMaker Hiring Credit, eligible employers are now able to claim $200 (US$143) a week for each additional employee they hire aged 16 to 29 and $100 (US$71 …

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Australia: No English, no visa

According to the latest budget, an English language requirement will be introduced as a precondition for obtaining partner visas …

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Australia: JobKeeper Payment and income support extended

The JobKeeper Payment has been extended by six months until 28th March 2021 …

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Australia: 100,000 New apprenticeship positions to lead the Covid-19 recovery

The health crisis has put the jobs of young workers particularly at risk and reduced the number of apprenticeships …

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Australia: Applicant entitled to annual bonus after meeting performance indicators

When faced with the mounting cost of redundancy packages, employers should take care when seeking to use timing stratagems and other side-stepping devices in an attempt to avoid bonus payments …

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Australia: Leaving Australia

Australian citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from leaving the country due to COVID-19 restrictions …

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Australia: Superannuation guarantee

Many employers have, over the years, failed to pay the superannuation guarantee (SG) that was due each quarter …

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Australia: Young West Aussies encouraged to Work and Wander out Yonder

The Western Australian government has launched a recruitment campaign to fill jobs across the state that were traditionally occupied by backpackers …

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Australia: Scott Morrison vows to cancel state-foreign agreements if viewed to be against national interest

The national government is establishing new powers to invalidate any agreements individual State governments conclude with foreign governments …

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Australia: Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List announced with 17 occupations

Recently, the federal government has issued a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) …

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Australia: New pop-up cycleways help you ride to work

Encouraging employees back from home working may turn out to be a difficult task, especially for those employees who would choose to cycle or jog to work …

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Australia: Workplace manslaughter: Victoria’s new workplace crime

It is now a serious offence in the State of Victoria for a company to commit workplace manslaughter …

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Australia: Split leave

Employees that qualify for paid parental leave (PLP) may now split their leave periods in two and take them within a period of 24 months …

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Australia: Victoria battles to contain coronavirus

The resurgence of COVID-19 in Victoria remains a serious problem and we probably have not seen the end to measures being taken to curb the virus …

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Australia: Fair Work rules on minimum wage increase

The national minimum wage has now been increased by 1 …

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