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Amendments to NSW pay-roll tax have been passed and will commence 1 July 1999.

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Amendments to NSW pay-roll tax have been passed and will commence 1 July 1999.

The amendments were outlined in HR Link (Issue 58/99, 21/5/99). The Pay-roll Tax Amendment (Apprentices Concession and Rate Reduction) Act 1999 makes two important amendments, the first is reducing the rate of pay-roll tax payable from 6.7% to 6.4% and the second amendment grants proportionate exemptions from pay-roll tax for the wages of apprentices according to their year of apprenticeship.

Daylight saving time and the Olympics

The NSW Parliament has also passed a Bill changing the commencement date for daylight savings in the year 2000. The legislation changes the commencement date for daylight savings in the year 2000 to 2 am Sunday 27 August 2000.

The Standard Time Amendment Act 1999 came into effect on 9 June 1999.

Extension to award review period - Bill

Currently, the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission is required to review each award at least once every three years. The current review is supposed to be completed by 2 September 1999.

The Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 contains an amendment to the Industrial Relations Act 1996 which extends the first review period for two years, providing that each award is reviewed before September 2001. The requirement that subsequent reviews be completed at least once every three years is retained.

Further information about the progress of the Bill will be reported as it becomes available.

 

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