Public Holidays in 2018

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With each New Year, the days that public holidays fall on, change.  Public Holidays can be different depending on the state or territory that you’re in so we have put together a handy list for you, in order to ensure that you are paying your staff correctly. Please note that this list is separated into two sections, firstly holidays that apply to all of Australia and then the individual state/territory days.

All of Australia

All Australia States and Territories receive th
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The Fair Work Commission has handed down its long-awaited ruling on weekend penalty rates...

The Fair Work Commission made the following changes to the Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates:

General Retail Industry Award:

  • For full time and part time employees Sunday penalty rates will be reduced from 200% to 150%
  • Casual employees Sunday penalty rates will be reduced from 200% to 175%.
  • Full time and part time employees Public Holiday penalty rates wil
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