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The ATO are targeting businesses illegally trading in cash

ATO targeting cash economy

The cash only, or black economy, is widespread in Australia. It was thought that it would be all but eliminated through the introduction of the GST, but it’s as prevalent as ever. While many think of it as a victimless crime, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) understandably has a vastly different perspective. From 1 July…

Advancing Cessnock City through business engagement

Council’s economic development team is determined to make the region a better place to do business! Under the Advance Cessnock City partnership, the team are rolling out a survey to better understand the capacity of local businesses. Mayor of Cessnock, Councillor Bob Pynsent, urges local businesses to participate by completing a short 8-10 minute survey.…

Fair Work Ombudsman website has templates for businesses to use

Hiring staff – getting the paperwork right

Being in business can be a daunting proposition. The owner of a small business has to be a Jack (or Jill) of all trades, or at least be across what is supposed to be happening in all aspects of their business. It’s easy to hire a new employee and plan to get back to complete…

Business in Profile

Calais Estate family owned and operated

Calais Estate – Pokolbin

Calais Estate in Palmers Lane Pokolbin, is a family owned and operated boutique winery set in a picturesque vineyard. It features a cellar door, The Verandah Restaurant and Come What May; a homeware and gift shop.   It is an award winning winery that boasts one of the largest collections of boutique wines in the…

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Cessnock Business Events

Council Support for Business

Supporting local businesses by increasing opportunities and advocating on socio-economic issues.

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Skills Audit 2018

Two out of five businesses in Cessnock City said they were experiencing skills shortages in our comprehensive Skills Audit conducted in 2018.

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Cessnock Under Construction

Updates for local businesses during the Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project works.

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