e-News Monitor

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Attention event organisers – $20,000 grants available

Attention event organisers – $20,000 grants available Does your organisation or business hold an annual event in the Cessnock local government area? Have you held it annually for at least the last two years? If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions read on… The NSW government, via the statutory authority Destination NSW, offers […]

Afterpay – what you need to know

Afterpay – what you need to know You may have noticed a new player on the retail scene. Afterpay was launched onto the Australian retail sector less than four years ago and has quickly become a billion dollar business. For those not yet familiar with the concept, as a business you register with Afterpay to […]

Domestic violence victims now entitled to five days’ leave

Domestic violence victims now entitled to five days’ leave The Fair Work Commission has updated many federal industry and occupation awards to include a new clause about family and domestic violence leave. This new clause applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 August 2018. What is the entitlement? Employees covered by the […]

Let’s Talk Business Seminar with Mark Carter

NSW Department of Industry, Cessnock City Council and Advance Cessnock City partners are pleased to present: LET’S TALK BUSINESS   Join us for an electric, impactful and interactive presentation with our small business leadership expert: Mark Carter. Globally experienced and a published author, Mark Carter has held strategic leadership development roles in 40 countries. His […]

Hunter Valley Wine Country major marketing campaign in full swing   The highly anticipated Hunter Valley Wine Country major destination marketing campaign “Here’s to the Good Life” has been launched. The Hunter Valley is now in the spotlight and we welcome the boost for our visitor economy. Cessnock City Council is proud to have taken a […]

The gift that keeps on giving

The gift that keeps on giving There are fresh laws in place as of 2018 introducing new requirements for businesses who offer and accept gift cards. The NSW Government has introduced a mandatory minimum expiry period of three years for all gift cards and gift vouchers sold to consumers in NSW, per an amendment to […]

Free ride to end for private use of company cars

Free ride to end for private use of company cars New guidelines for fringe benefits tax (FBT) on company vehicles have been released from the Australian Tax Office (ATO).  Experts are warning small-to-medium enterprise owners to ensure work vehicles are used correctly by their employees. The supply of a company van or ute to an […]

Landmark decision affecting casual employment in all Industries

Landmark decision affecting casual employment in all Industries The Full Federal Court has delivered a landmark judgment which will have wide-ranging implications for both casual employees and employers across Australia. If you employ casual staff you need to look into this. The Court has determined that many casual employees who work regular, predictable patterns of work are […]

From the Chambers – Kurri Kurri is in the spotlight

From the Chambers – Kurri Kurri is in the spotlight  Town of Murals Art Show The annual Town of Murals Art Show will be held at Kurri Kurri Community Centre from 8 to 11 September 2018. Attracting hundreds of artists each year, the competition is strong and the standard of entries is exceptional. The local community is […]

Resources for Regions projects submitted for Kurri Kurri and Branxton- Greta Cessnock City Council has put in expressions of interest for two projects to be funded under the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program, totalling $6.77 million! The two projects submitted under expressions of interest under the program included: Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Upgrade – […]