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New minimum wage takes effect

Posted July 5, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling on businesses to check the new minimum pay rates that apply ahead of a new national minimum wage coming into effect from the first pay period on or after Sunday, 1 July 2018. From this date, the national minimum wage will increase to $719.20 per week, or $18.93 per […]

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Registering a business just got easier

Posted July 5, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Use the Business Registration Service to help you get your business up and running.     Are you looking at registering a business? The Business Registration Service makes it easy to apply for key business and tax registrations at the same time, in the same place. From registering a business name to applying for an […]

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NEW APP GIVES FARMERS REAL-TIME GRAIN OF TRUTH

Posted June 28, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

For the first time, Australian farmers can forecast grain yield at the touch of a button, thanks to a new smart phone app developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. The innovation, known as ‘Graincast’, allows growers to estimate yields ranging from a single paddock, right up to their entire farm. “Having a yield forecast […]

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DINING A TOP PRIORITY FOR DOMESTIC TOURISTS

Posted June 27, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Data from the most recent National Visitor Survey (NVS) released today has shown an increase in domestic tourists’ overnight spend on restaurant and takeaway meals, both in terms of the dollar amount and as a proportion of overall expenditure. For the year ending March 2018 ,domestic tourists spent $10.6 billion on meals from restaurants and […]

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Don’t pay for government grant information

Posted June 27, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Watch out for government grant scams… Last updated: 27 June 2018 Are you looking for a government grant to help fund your business? Don’t get caught out by scams and paying for access to government grant information. Government grant information is available free online — you don’t need to pay for it! Protect your business […]

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Start your business off on the right foot!

Posted June 21, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Don’t start a business in Australia without using business.gov.au’s new Starting a Business Guide!   Thinking of starting a business? Or maybe you’re in the early phases of operating? Setting up your own business is exciting, but it can be challenging if you’re not prepared. We spoke to business owners across the country and they […]

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The Gig Economy: Navigating new ways to work

Posted June 21, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s Friday night and it has been a long week.  The fridge is as depleted as you are and the mob needs feeding. But that’s okay, because there are endless choices for dinner and several ways in which it can be delivered to your front door. Home delivery is not new in Australia. But the […]

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R&CA WELCOMES PAYROLL TAX AND TRAINING INITIATIVES IN NSW BUDGET

Posted June 21, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has welcomed initiatives aimed at reducing the cost of doing business as well as expanding the accessibility of apprenticeships throughout NSW unveiled as part of today’s 2018 – 19 State Budget. The Budget included measures such as progressively increasing the State’s payroll tax threshold from $750,000 to $1 million over […]

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Is your tax practitioner registered?

Posted June 14, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

A reminder for all small business owners.   The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is reminding all small business owners to check their tax agents, BAS agents or tax (financial) advisers are registered with the TPB, if you use one. The TPB is the national body responsible for the registration and regulation of tax practitioners. They […]

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TOURISM AND SMALL BUSINESS WINNERS IN QUEENSLAND’S 2018 – 19 BUDGET

Posted June 14, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA)  has welcomed the Queensland Government’s  budget measures to support the State’s tourism and small business  sectors  as outlined in  its  2018 – 19 State  Budget. R&CA CEO Juliana Payne commended the Queensland Government’s  $26 million  commitment to  extend the 50 per cent payroll tax rebate program until 30 June 2019 […]

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