Useful links

Federal Government

Centrelink
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink

Resource for information on the social security payments and services which Centrelink delivers to the Australian public.

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf

Enforces company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors.

Australian Taxation Office
http://www.ato.gov.au/

Taxation information for individuals, companies and organizations.

ABN Lookup
http://abr.business.gov.au/

Public search of Australian Business Number (ABN) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) status.

 

State Government

Revenue SA
http://www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au

Provides information in relation to land tax and payroll tax.

Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/

Provides a service to the general public under its five main branches: Consumer Affairs (includes Trade Measurement and Product Safety); Business and Occupational Services (includes Business Names, Associations and Co-operatives, Licensing); Births, Deaths and Marriages; Tenancies (includes Residential, Retail, Bonds and support to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal); and Education and Information Services.

 

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

National CPI
http://www.ato.gov.au/Rates/Consumer-price-index/

List of national CPI Rates from September 1985 to present.

Individual States CPI
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/6401.0Main%20Features3Dec%202013?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=6401.0&issue=Dec%202013&num=&view=

Details the CPI for each state, along with the national average.

 

Financial

Financial News
http://www.afr.com/home/

The Australian Financial Review reports the latest news from business, finance, investment and politics, updated in real time.

Foreign Exhcange Rates
http://www.x-rates.com/

Currencies and conversion calculator for exchange rates. Graph of last days values using data from the Federal Reserve Bank.

Australian Securities and Exchange – ASX
http://asx.com.au/

Provides information for the Australian Securities Exchange including stock quotes, market data, share prices, tools and resources as well as investment information.

Reserve Bank of Australia
http://www.rba.gov.au/

Provides information on monetary policy statements, economic statistics, description of the payment system, information on banknotes, and other publications and research. Details the interest rate and inflation rate.

 

Employers

ATO PAYG Withholding calculator
http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/PAYG-withholding/In-detail/PAYG-withholding—what-you-need-to-know/?page=6

A tool that will help you calculate the amount of PAYG Withholding to withhold from wages.

Trial Work and Probationary Employment
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/youth/resources/Trial_Work_Probationary_Employment.pdf

Provides information detailing what the difference is between trial/probationary employment periods and work experience. Trial/probationary work is often confused with work experience, which is coordinated and run through an educational institution.

The Powers of Industrial Relations Inspectors
https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/hsr_handbook.pdf

Describes the powers of industrial relations (IR) inspectors in South Australia. IR inspectors are State Government officials who are appointed by the Minister for Industrial Relations to ensure compliance with workplace rights and obligations.

Termination of Employment
https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/show_page.jsp?id=2693#.Uw6xRfmSw6w

Describes the minimum obligations and entitlements of employers and employees in South Australia. Only full-time and part-time employees are entitled to a notice period of termination or payment in lieu of that notice. Employees are also required to give notice if they are intending to leave their employment.

Records to Be Kept – Time and Wage Records
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/youth/fom_paydeduct.jsp

Describes the minimum obligations and entitlements of employers and employees in South Australia. Employers must keep accurate time and wage records for each employee.

Records to Be Kept – Payslip
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/youth/fom_paydeduct.jsp

Describes the minimum obligations and entitlements of employers and employees in South Australia. Payslips must be issued for each employee.

Parental Leave – Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/worklifebalance/wlb_show_page.jsp?id=8308

Describes the minimum entitlements that are generally available for employees. Parental leave is unpaid leave and covers maternity leave for women and paternity leave for men.

Sick Leave
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/youth/fom_entitlements.jsp

Describes the minimum obligations and entitlements of employers and employees in South Australia. Permanent, full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid sick leave on account of illness or injury where they are too unwell to work.

Long Service Leave
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/youth/fom_entitlements.jsp

Information relating to Long Service Leave in South Australia. Long Service Leave is paid to employees who have completed 10 or more years employment service.

Annual Leave
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/youth/fom_entitlements.jsp

Describes the minimum annual leave entitlements that are generally available for employees in South Australia. Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid leave each year for each 12-month period of employment. Annual leave becomes due yearly on the anniversary of the employee’s employment.

Employee or Independent Contractor?
https://www.fairwork.gov.au/resources/fact-sheets/workplace-rights/pages/independent-contractors-and-emplyees-fact-sheet.aspx

Provides general guidance on the difference between an employee and an independent contractor in South Australia.

Workcover for Employers
http://www.workcover.com/Employers.aspx

Useful information regarding Workcover for Employers.

Choice of Superannuation fund – Standard choice form
http://www.ato.gov.au/uploadedFiles/Content/SPR/downloads/SPR56761NAT13080.pdf

Form to give employees for their super fund choice.

Superannuation for Your New Employees
http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Employers-super/In-detail/Choice-of-super-fund/Choice-of-super-fund—meeting-your-obligations/

Provides details about what your super obligations are in relation to employees, and what you need to do to meet them.

Introduction to Superannuation
http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Employers-super/In-detail/Changes-to-super/Introducing-your-super/

Details the obligations of employers in relation to superannuation for their employees.

Pay as You Go (PAYG) Withholding Rates
http://www.ato.gov.au/Rates/Tax-tables/

Pay as You Go (PAYG) withholding tax tables for payments made from 1 July 2008.

Minimum Wage – Rate Sheet
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/Minimum%20Wage%20Rate%20Sheet_July_2013.pdf

Rate sheet for minimum wage.

Minimum Wage
http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/national-minimum-wage/Pages/default.aspx

Details the standard Federal minimum wage payable to employees.

Awards (Wages & Conditions)
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/show_page.jsp?id=2598#item38394

Award wages covering conditions and entitlements in South Australia.

 

Employees

Super Seeker
http://www.ato.gov.au/calculators-and-tools/superseeker/

A tool that will help you look for your lost super. Your tax file number (TFN) is required.

Worker’s Rights
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/contentPages/docs/RightsResp.pdf

Workers are entitled to receive their minimum entitlements and to work in an environment that is safe, and free from harassment or discrimination. Describes basic information about: awards and agreements, the different ways of working, rates of pay, leave, superannuation, termination of employment, workplace health and safety, workers compensation, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, unions and employee associations.

 

Rental Property

Tenancies
http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/tenancies/

Provides information in relation to tenancies. Including access to the Tenancies Tribunal and forms required for tenants and leases.

Stamp Duty
http://www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au/

Provides information and calculators regarding stamp duty being charged on documents and transactions.

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