Game of Drones

The Civil Aviation safety authority (CASA) have recently relaxed their regulations to reduce the cost and legal requirements around the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drones). While there are currently more than 700 registered commercial drone operators, with approvals doubling each year, it’s thought that the result of this relaxation will lead to even further…

Workplace culture is the driver for new recruits

Hiring for attitude and culture has become the new hash tag. The shift has gone from hiring someone who has a certain skill set to finding someone who will fit perfectly within your Workplace Culture. But what is Workplace Culture? Workplace Culture is defined as the character and personality of your organisation. It’s what makes…

Exit stage left

Although the baby boomers are increasingly heading towards retirement, a recent survey revealed that less than 20% of the owners of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have any formal strategy in place to address their exit from the business. What’s particularly surprising about this, is that to be successful in business, planning is essential and…

Make it a Christmas break – not a break in

With the upcoming festive season fast approaching it’s a timely reminder whilst there’s much to celebrate, consideration should be also given to your personal and business security and risk management arrangements. As many of us head off, both locally and overseas, for our Christmas holiday break it’s important to maintain an illusion of occupancy and…

Recent changes to the Workers’ Compensation regime

On 8 September, 2016 the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill received Royal Assent. While the Bill enacted a number of changes to the WorkCover regime, the focus of this article relates to the changes that potentially affect third parties that contract with an employing entity, such as host employers and…

Why should I use a broker?

Good Staff

How Do You Keep Them? The common misconception is that all you have to do is pay well. Many studies have found that this is simply not the case… in fact, it generally comes in around third or fourth on the employee list of ‘job satisfaction’ priorities. Paying a fair and reasonable salary is expected…

Glove Box Claim Guide

Tougher Transport Laws

Penalties to Hit Harder Recent changes to transport laws now hold more individuals and companies in the transport chain accountable for breaches. The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) commenced in 2014 and applies in all States of Australia except Western Australia. The legislation applies to all vehicles that have a GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) or…