Govt Renews Attack on Contractors

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Tweet Politicians lie! Who knew??!! After confirming there would be “no change to PSI legislation”, Bill Shorten has simply implemented what was proposed under the PSI changes by attacking construction industry independent contractors via budget changes which require mandatory transaction reporting. What does this mean? That businesses who hire contractors will be required to report […]

Agency or Network?

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Tweet If you’re a new virtual assistant you’ll want to take up the advice of the veterans and join a few networks. I’ve mentioned on this blog before about the ones here in Australia and there are many overseas networks too. You get some great support, encouragement and advice particularly when starting out. Most networks […]

ACT Contractors in Sights

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Tweet It’s not over yet for independent contractors. The Australian Financial Review reported last week the Gillard Government is still committed to a crackdown on sham contracting (ie the misuse of Australian business numbers to avoid tax and superannuation obligations). I’ve blogged before about how on the face of it this is a good thing […]

PSI Criteria Update

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Tweet Regular readers will remember when I broke the news to the VA industry that the Labor Government had on its agenda proposed changes to PSI Criteria that would potentially affect over 2 million self-employed and independent contractors (updated on 18 August). This week the Australian Financial Review exposed the fact that the ALP has […]

Update: PSI Criteria Position

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Tweet Since my last post on whether the ALP intends to move ahead with proposed changes to PSI criteria or not for independent contractors here’s an update. Unfortunately, still no news from the ALP’s Craig Emerson – and none from my local ALP member for Maranoa either – despite he was going to “look into […]