Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Makers

As part of a comprehensive estate plan, it is important to remember two key documents:- Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker. What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? This document allows you to appoint someone to make decisions for you in relation to legal, financial, and personal matters. An Attorney…

Good COVID News

Central Mediation Victoria - Central Mediation Victoria

While society has taken a big hit in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis one of the good bits of news is how effective and accessible Mediations are becoming with the use of virtual platforms such as Zoom, Modron and teams just to name a few. Over the last 6 weeks, I have been conducting many…

New Workplace Manslaughter laws come into effect on 1 July

Whether you are running a farm or a coffee shop, keeping your workplace safe for your workers, customers or visitors must be your number one priority.  With Workplace Manslaughter laws coming into effect in Victoria on 1 July 2020 this has never been more important. The Victorian Government recently added new provisions to the Occupational…

Minimum Wage Increase

On 19 June 2020, the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage by 1.75% (equivalent to $13.00 per week). This follows an increase of 3% last year. The new minimum wage will be $753.80 a week or $19.84 per hour and comes into effect from 1 July 2020 for all employees who are not…

Victoria’s new Wage Theft Bill and what it means for employers

On 16 June 2020, the Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020 was passed by the Victorian Parliament and will be known as the Wage Theft Act 2020 (Vic) (“Act”) when it is introduced next year. The new wage theft laws will establish new criminal offences targeting employers who deliberately underpay wages and other employee entitlements. The new laws…

Accessing opportunities to become a preferred supplier to government agencies.

GROW Project Manager (Be Bendigo) - Be Bendigo

It’s pleasing to see the increasing number of larger agencies and organisations who are developing a commitment to using local suppliers, and to the provision of new opportunities for local businesses who may not have been able to compete in this market place before. Over the past 10+ years, business and supplier transparency has grown…

Getting started with SEO: Boost your website traffic by building backlinks

Digital Marketing Manager - Tough Cookie Marketing

It’s easy to take for granted how simple it is to find what we’re looking for these days. Thanks to Google, if I want to find the best coffee spot near me, I just pull out my phone and search. If I’m out shopping and want to find a better deal, instantly I can find…

Unpacking the cyber threat facing Australia right now

Marketing, Communications & Engagement - Maxsum Consulting

What you need to know about the cyber threat facing Australia right now…and what you can do to make sure your guard is up! Last week, the Australian Federal Government took to almost unprecedented (there’s that word again!) step of publicly announcing that Australian government agencies, essential service providers and even businesses are collectively the subject…

The 6 steps to making the most of your land: How do I subdivide my land?

Managing Director

What is a Subdivision? Subdividing property is a great way to make the most out of your land and with the right advice can be very financially rewarding. Subdivision is the process of dividing land or an existing building into two or more lots. Each lot then has a separate title and can be sold separately.…

What is a genuine redundancy, and why is it so important to get it right?

Business Development Manager - Employsure - Workplace Relations, Health & Safety - Employsure

As we come out of the Covid-19 restrictions here in Central Victoria, hopefully there are some brighter skies ahead for your business.  However, with Jobkeeper potentially coming to an end in the near future do you need evaluate & adjust your staffing levels?  Are you operating at sustainable levels? If you are considering redundancies, an…