Can I work on an ABN

Can I work on an ABN?

We often get asked by workers and potential employers whether a casual worker is able to work on an Australian Business Number (ABN). It is against the law for an employer to incorrectly treat their employees as contractors.  This is what the government says about ABN entitlement: You’re not entitled to an ABN for work…

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Do I have to pay tax if I work on ABN?

Of course you do. All Australian tax residents are required to pay tax on their earnings.  With an ABN, you are a business and so you will need to lodge an annual income tax return. This applies even if your annual income is expected to be below the Tax Free Threshold (TFA) of $18,200 (2021).…

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5 Tax Expenses Construction Workers Can Claim

5 Tax Expenses Construction Workers Can Claim

We all want to minimize our tax payments. Here, we look at 5 areas you might be able to claim tax on if you work in construction. (Remember, taxation is a complex topic, and we always recommend you talk to the tax office or your tax agent.) Generally, the key is that any claimed expenses…

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Australian waste end up in our oceans

Melbourne Incinerator: a healthier Australia?

  *Picture This*   It’s a Tuesday night and you’re taking your bins out for collection. Mindlessly, you leave them at the curb and then walk back inside thinking nothing of it. What if I told you that your trash had the potential to be so much more, and with Australia’s current process that potential…

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Making housing prices affordable for younger people

Sydney Housing Councils Have Gone Rogue

Going against the grain and suspending building laws in an attempt to make housing prices affordable.   It’s genuinely coming. And in July. As we know, older generations no longer need or can maintain 4-bedroom family homes. The younger generation can’t afford them.   A solution? Subdividing. And no more 10-year waits on subdivision certificates,…

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Clara High Speed Train

Australia’s Magic Bullet?

Australia is the only continent in the World without a high-speed bullet train. Sydney to Melbourne is one of the World’s busiest air routes. Currently, the 4th most traveled, Globally. That we have no alternative than a 10-hour drive or overcrowded air travel… It beggars belief. And if you’re anything like me, you’re sick of…

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Aqualina Apartments

Australian Living Is Getting An Upgrade

Sydney Construction continues to boom – Zone Q Is Turning Australia Into Its Own Personal Sculpture Yard. The Chinese Developer is fast making improvements to Australian living. Buying $349 million of property in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, they’re turning them into beautiful architectural works.   The latest project? A $155 million development in Missions Point,…

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Windsor Bridge is getting a makeover

A Top 5 Bridge in NSW?

  The Hawkesbury River Bridge, in the North-Western Sydney suburb of Windsor, is getting a makeover.   It’s being blown up, and relocated 35-meters downstream.   After 144 years and 20,000 riders a day, it’s fair to say, it’s due.   The main goal originally was to make the Horse & Cart trip across the…

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The Digital Construction Platform

3D Printing: Robotics in Construction Part 2

  In our last article we discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics will change the construction sites.   Now, an MIT graduate has given us a real life example…   Dr. Steven Keating has created a new artificially intelligent 3-D printing machine named  the ‘Digital Construction Platform’ also known as DCP.   The DCP…

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Sydney's New Metro

About Time… Sydney’s New Metro

Characteristics of railway systems found in places such as Singapore, Barcelona, and Amsterdam. 170 metres long An extra 100,000 riders This initiative by the NSW Government is starting to (finally) look legit. In case you missed it, the Sydney Metro is getting a makeover, and this time safety is critical. The new railway system will…

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