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Super Guarantee – What Happens When You Get It Wrong

The ATO receives around 20,000 reports each year from people who believe their employer has either not paid or underpaid compulsory superannuation guarantee (SG). In 2015-16 the ATO investigated 21,000 cases raising $670 million in SG and penalties.
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Insurance in Super

Insurance in your super fund: necessary, but sometimes complicated – some of us don’t even know it’s there! We’re here to talk about what you should know, and what you should have to best protect yourself and your loved ones.
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457 Visa

If you’re working in Australia as a temporary resident, or you are a business that employs temporary residents, or have been thinking about hiring someone from overseas to fill a skilled position, you will have probably heard a lot about the recent changes to the 457 visa announced in April 2017 – and by changes, we mean “abolition” of the 457 visa program. As we move into FY18, what do you ...
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GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION (GSM)

Despite recent changes to the 457 visa program, there are still other potential visa pathways for prospective migrants. One such pathway is the Skilled Independent visa. This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent ...
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Equity Crowd-Funding

Have you seen the latest, newest thing on Kickstarter? Trawled through an endless series of GoFundMe campaigns? Bought art on Patreon? Probably, is our guess.
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Mortgage Insurance

Do you have a mortgage on your primary home, or an investment? Maybe both? Yep – that’s pretty common. But how about insurance on your mortgage? If you were not required by your bank to secure an insurance policy on your loan, you may be missing an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to keeping your property investments safe and secure.
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How Business Process Outsourcing can bring value to your customers through technology

It’s a given that technology is an integral part of almost all business operations, and savvy business owners, executives, and CEOs are always on the lookout for new ways to leverage the existing technology for further success. Often, the rhetoric is around finding the “value-add” for their customers – but what does that really mean? How can a ...
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Stamp Duty

We all know that the housing market in NSW can be intimidating to get into, whether it’s your first home, your first investment – or even your fifth investment. There’s a lot to think about when purchasing a new property, and we’re pleased to share some changes to stamp duty that might make things a lot easier for first home owners. 
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Interest Only Loans

Whether you’re refinancing an existing home loan, or taking out a mortgage for the first time, the options available for home loans can be overwhelming. Do you need an offset account? Who has the best rates? Can you afford to fix a rate for a short term or long term period? It’s a lot to take in, and there is one option that many people don’t stop to consider. This is the interest only home ...
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Annual Wage Review

If you’re a business owner, an employer, or an employee working on an hourly rate, there have been some interesting developments which may impact your bottom line, or take-home pay. Recently the Fair Work Commission (FWC) announced its Annual Wage Review decision, including the subsequent changes that will come into effect as of 1 July 2017.
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