How much does Ginger cost in Australia in 2021?
Ginger seems to be a very profitable item for most supermarkets these days.
My wife recently bought some at a very cheap price from a local fruit and veg shop. I now assume they bought it from a local grower, after … Read the rest
From July 2025, Electricity companies will be able to charge solar sysyem owners to be able to export their power to them.
That is the ruling from the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), who handed down their ruling on Thursday, 12th August 2021.
The ANC has stated that charges will … Read the rest
How does the Work Bonus apply to the Australian Aged Pension.
Australians getting the Aged Pension are allowed to earn a small amount each fortnight, without affecting the amount they receive as their pension.
The basic rule is that their pension is NOT affected if they receive under $178 per … Read the rest
Pensioner Electricity Bill Example
For the Quarter: March to May 2021, with usage of 1,108.5 kWh of power used in total (both Grid supplied and Solar), this is an example of a very recent period for a 2 person home, during the Autumn season.
Breakdown of the 3 Months Power … Read the rest
2021/2022 Australian Minimum Wage.
The Australian government has announced an increase in the minimum wage from July 2021.
Australia’s minimum wage will rise to $20.33 an hour from 1 July 2021.
This will be an extra $18.80 per week, taking the weekly pay to $772.60 a week for full-time workers.… Read the rest
The following Social Security Legislation Amendment 2021 was introduced into parliament on 27 May 2021.
If the legislation is passed, the new employment services model will come into effect from July 1, 2022, in just over 1 years time.
Peter Davidson, Australian Council of Social Services advisor, said: “We … Read the rest
From 1st July 2021 most employers will increase their contribution to their employees compulsory superannuation from 9.5% to 10%.
This is an extra $5 per week for someone on $1,000 per week, going into their retirement fund.
However, not all employees are happy with that money going into their super … Read the rest
Parental Leave Pay Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period (NARWP).
Many Centrelink Government benefits will have either a 2 or 4 year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before becoming eligible to claim them.
From January 2022, many of those that are currently a TWO year newly arrived resident’s waiting period will … Read the rest
Child Care Subsidy Residency rules from Centrelink.
To get the Child Care subsidy you, or your partner, must meet the residence rules.
You or your partner must be living in Australia and have one of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa
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Four Year Benefits wait for New Migrants.
Australian Budget 2021.
Currently there is a four-year waiting period for some government payments, such as the jobseeker unemployment benefit and youth allowance.
From January 2022, that four-year waiting period will be extended to cover more government benefits, such as family tax benefit, … Read the rest