New 2019 wage rates now available on the Wageline website

Pay rates applicable from 1 July 2019 are now available on the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page and the WA award summaries page of the Wageline website. If you are covered by a WA award that does not have a Wageline summary, check the new rates in the award on the WA Industrial Relations Commission website or contact Wageline on 1300 655 …

Hysterical reaction to Uber (gig) drivers not being employees. ATO wake-up call

Earlier this month the Fair Work Ombudsman released a statement that, after a two-year investigation, it has concluded that drivers working through Uber are not employees. The Transport Workers Union described the decision as ‘…devastating for workers in the gig economy’. One academic said the decision was ‘very disappointing’. We disagree. The Fair Work Ombudsman’s decision is consistent with a highly detailed investigation …

No time to waste in IR overhaul

The Australian June 25, 2019 It has taken a while but a Coalition government is now well-placed to embark on further reform of our ­industrial relations system. The reasons are twofold. First, the behaviour of some of the most militant unions has set the scene for much greater accountability on the part of registered organisations and their officials. Secondly, the …

UN IPCC Scientist Blows Whistle on Lies About Climate, Sea Level

Written by  Alex Newman Tuesday, 12 February 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, a leading expert on sea levels who served on the UN IPCC told The New American. In fact, it is more likely that sea levels will decline, not rise, explained Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, the retired …

Suburbs send a signal to corporate elites

The Australian, June 21, 2019 The quiet Australians’ rejection of Labor’s “progressive” agenda has exposed the cultural divide between inner-city elites and ordinary people in the outer suburbs and regions who hold more traditional views. What the election result also should do is burst the insider bubble surrounding so-called corporate social responsibility, which is leading companies to support progressive social …

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO – MAY 2019

LINKEDIN/BROADCAST: After many years of producing the Broadcast we are overtaken by the technology of social media in our case ‘LinkedIn, Hence, with the growing success of our LinkedIn site, and soon to be Facebook site, we are discontinuing the production of our Broadcast with this edition, which will be our last. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cosba/?viewAsMember=true   SMALL BUSINESS DISTRESS: We …

MEDIA RELEASE:

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 April 2019 Tough economic conditions are driving a number of small business owners to turn to charity organisations for help. “This has come to the attention of the Board at the Combined Small Business Alliance of WA and we call on the Minister of Small Business to offer assistance,” Mr Moon, CEO of the Combined Small Business …

JUVENILES BEYOND THE LAW

JUVENILES BEYOND THE LAW: In a letter to Michelle Roberts Minister for Police on 4 April 2019 we referred to our letter to Hon. John Quigley, Attorney General & Minister for Commerce, in which we highlighted the disturbing issue of juveniles running amok out of the reach of the law causing major problems for small business owners with impunity, and …

MEDIA RELEASE:

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 April 2019 These Juvenile incidents are Creating Havoc for Small Business The disturbing issue of juveniles running amok and, seemingly, out of the reach of the law is causing major problems for small business owners. “Whilst we applaud the Police and Government action in some respects to their work with community groups to address the situation, in …

‘Grim picture for business’

The Australian, April 16, 2019 The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CPA Australia, the Council of Small Business of Australia and Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association are leading a pushback against Mr Shorten’s attack on trusts, demanding more detail on the overhaul. ACCI chief executive James Pearson said one of the key concerns raised with the business lobby was …