Archived News for Finance Sector Professionals - July, 2013
The Federal Government is considering a rebate plan for public sector workers who buy locally-made cars, in what has been called an attempt to repair the political damage from proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax.
The Communications Electrical Plumbing Union says thousands of electrical and telephone subcontracters could face financial ruin if the timetables and funding for the NBN roll-out are not sorted soon.
Hospitals and their staff could be hit hard by planned changes to the fringe benefits tax, with reports the health sector could lose up to $200 million in the fallout.
The trial is on for the former director of collapsed stockbroking firm Opes Prime, Julian Smith has pleaded not guilty to accusations of dishonest actions.
Petrol prices were up across the country this week with Perth residents are being hit hardest at the bowser, reports say fuel prices in WA reached a record high this week.
The Queensland Government claims early childhood education is a big priority - leading school authorities across the state to ask why $100 million less was spent on pre-schools and kindergartens than had been budgeted.
Official figures out this week have shown Australia's annual rate of inflation has slowed to 2.4 per cent, and Darwin’s inflation rate growth remains the highest among the nation's capital cities.
A group of companies is looking to meet with the Federal Government over its planned changes to the fringe benefits tax, after they were announced to offset the cost of shifting carbon price plans.