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Work car Fringe Benefits Tax obligations 

Providing a work car to your employees can be a great incentive. If you provide a car to an employee for their private use, you may need to pay fringe benefits tax (FBT).   You make a car available for private use by an employee on any day that the car is either: actually used for private purposes by an employee available for the private use of the employee. A car is considered available for your employee's private use when it is: used…

ASORC appoints new CEO

The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernadine Euers as its new Chief Executive Officer. Bernadine replaces Cristina Schwenke, who is farewelled after 9 years in the position. National President Dr Boris Fedoric commented of the appointment, "we are looking forward to working with Bernadine to implement our strategic objectives, manage the operational functions and continue the promotion…

Partner News: Business Events Geelong launches Support Fund under You Belong in Geelong campaign

Geelong and The Bellarine is open for events and incentives - that’s the message that Business Events Geelong wants to spread under its all-new recovery campaign; You Belong in Geelong. In response to recent challenges, Business Events Geelong has established a generous $30,000 funding program that will support events of up to 100 pax by providing financial support to the value of $50 per delegate. Event managers, PCOs, EAs and PAs must request funds to cover actual event…

Partner News: Higher Logic helps AHRI save $111k in costs with automated email campaigns

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is a non-profit association dedicated to Australian HR professionals. Throughout 2020, they have seen incredible return on investment from their use of Higher Logic’s Communications platform. Indeed, by employing automated email campaigns, AHRI has seen impressive time and cost-savings, including: 360 hours of staff time saved $100K saved in print collateral costs $11K saved in mailing costs "​Marketing…

TSANZ welcomes new CEO

The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Graham Hall as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Graham brings great experience and knowledge, including an impressive 20 years working in lung health. He has worked as the Deputy Director and Co-Head of Children’s Lung Health at one of the largest and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, Telethon Kids Institute. Over the…

Changes to org.au eligibility for not-for-profits

The org.au namespace serves Australia’s large and important not-for-profit and charity sectors so it is key that the community can have trust and confidence in org.au. auDA's role is to administer the rules for who can register an org.au domain name. A new set of rules for .au domain names is coming into effect on 12 April 2021. These new rules streamline and build on our existing rules and contain some key changes to help build and maintain trust in the .au domain. In…

Trans-Tasman travel allows family and friends to reunite

Today’s announcement that quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will resume on Sunday 18th April from 11.59pm is a welcome step towards the recovery of tourism in New Zealand.  It is expected that the first people to take up travel will be those wanting to reconnect with friends and family and modelling shows that while visitor numbers aren’t anticipated to return to previous levels overnight,…

Commonwealth Government advances Deregulation Agenda

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has been working with Hon Ben Morton MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on the important issue of deregulation and the Government’s New Deregulation Agenda.   The Deregulation Taskforce is currently looking to find ways to regulate effectively at the lowest cost to business.  A key part of this work is identifying areas of dual regulatory impost.  Businesses often need to comply with regulations covering…

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