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Beware of EOFY scams purporting to be from the ATO

ATO scams

The end of financial year (EOFY) is looming and that means…a new round of scams. As account departments and small business owners’ ramp up to finalise their EOFY accounts and compute their group certificates, cybercrime also increases.     According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Australian business reported more than 5800 scams…

Look after your staff's wellbeing

Wellbeing at work

Instigating a wellbeing at work program can have many obvious and some less obvious benefits. It can improve productivity, help reduce sickness and sick leave, and it can improve employee retention rates. It can also show the people who work for you that you care about what happens to them. Recent studies show that 40.3%…

Local innovation gains global recognition

While the federal government has placed science and technology innovation front and centre of its ideas boom, closer to home the Wollombi Rural Fire Brigade has demonstrated how ideas can boom anywhere research-driven strategy is executed by dedicated people looking to effect positive change.   Deputy Captain Glenn O’Rourke represented the NSW Rural Fire Service…

Butt out: new outdoor smoking bans take effect

The New South Wales Government’s new outdoor smoking bans mean businesses now run the risk of a $5,500 fine for patrons caught lighting up at the dinner table. On Monday 6 July 2015 the Smoke-free Laws were extended to include a ban on smoking within four metres of a commercial outdoor dining area, in-line with…