EXCLUSIVE: Limited payroll tax relief savings hinders small business job creation: expert

Jobs growth in WA’s small businesses could remain limited despite State Government changes to payroll tax to boost employment, a financial planner has warned. Concerns have been raised that small businesses might not dramatically boost the State’s employment market, as the McGowan Government introduced payroll tax relief to create jobs and encourage business reinvestment. The…

Woolworths’ staff members underpaid $300 million

Woolworths has apologised after it had underpaid staff members as much as $300 million in wages over the past nine years. The supermarket giant claimed it had discovered the underpayment and reported itself to the Fair Work Ombudsman following a review this year, started by the introduction of a new enterprise agreement with all employees…

WA laws for fine defaulters to be overhauled to prevent jail time

Jail will be the last resort for Western Australian fine defaulters with the State Government overhauling its fine enforcement regime. The McGowan Government has revealed it would introduce its Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Amendment Bill on Thursday to change the way fines are enforced and recovered in the state. Changes to the legislation…

Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

Two people charged following investigation into an alleged 10 million dollar fraud

Following an investigation into an alleged fraud of more than 10 million dollars involving a mining services company, two people have been charged by Police. Major Fraud Squad has launched a comprehensive investigation through Operation Compact in April 2019, which looked into ‘false billing offending’ or ‘unsolicited office supply offending’. Police will alleged the offending…

EXCLUSIVE: Automation Will Mean Less Jobs For Youth In Professional Services

With the advance of automation and technology continues, what will the future of employment look like for young people particularly in professional services? Professional services such as lawyers and accountants in Western Australia are preparing themselves for technological advances, as automation transforms business models and young people’s employment prospects. During Part 2 of the “Left…