May 2022

Superannuation is money you pay eligible workers to provide for their retirement. Super guarantee (SG) is the minimum amount you must pay to avoid the super guarantee charge. Super guarantee is 10% of an employee’s ordinary time earnings. In this section Work out if you have to pay...

Women’s workforce participation and cost of living were key issues highlighted in the federal election and advocates are calling for the incoming government to urgently address them. At least one million full-time jobs would be released into Australia’s economy if women had access to the affordable...

Australian grain growers are being encouraged to get into the carbon market, with a new partnership linking farmers to soil carbon technology. The partnership, between GrainCorp and biotech company Loam Bio, was announced on Tuesday at a national carbon farming expo in Albury. “We’re working across NSW...

A short-term emergency boost in coal exports, rather than replacing Russian gas, is on the cards for Australia as Europe looks to emulate our solar energy success. The election of an Australian government with a climate policy in line with Europe will also help to finalise...

For all of the Morrison government’s self-praise for providing a cost-of-living package in its March and final budget, one key element is proving a dud. Many motorists around the country are again forking out more than $2 for a litre of petrol, despite the halving of...

A federal government with more ambition on energy and climate policy has lifted Australia out of the naughty corner for global capital. “This is now a very significant market opportunity by global standards,” leading renewable energy investor David Scaysbrook said on Tuesday. “What’s attractive about it is...

A class action brought against Suncorp over excessive superannuation commissions has settled in the NSW Supreme Court. The settlement was announced on Monday on the first day of a hearing in which Suncorp was accused of paying commissions that negatively impacted customer offerings and led to...