Opinion/analysis – Does the Coalition really want to head into an election after giving an amnesty to employers who haven’t paid superannuation owing to their workers? An election is likely within the next nine months, and the Government is dropping policies that are unpopular or can’t get through the Parliament… Read More »Will the Super Guarantee amnesty be the next Government policy dropped?
Super Guarantee Amnesty
The Government has proposed that employers who have underpaid their Super Guarantee obligations be given a time-limited amnesty – requiring them to pay the unpaid super for their workers, but not applying several of the usual additional penalties.
Labor members of a Senate committee have accused the Government of engaging in “haste and secrecy” around its Bill to create an amnesty for employers who haven’t paid their Super Guarantee obligations. The majority of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, which includes Liberal Senators and Greens Senator Whish-Wilson, recommended that… Read More »Super Guarantee amnesty Bill introduced with “haste and secrecy”: Labor
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman supports the Government’s planned amnesty for employers who haven’t met their Superannuation Guarantee obligations, a decision which the ACTU has described as “shocking”. The Small Business Ombudsman appeared before a Senate Committee which is inquiring into the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation… Read More »Small Business Ombudsman supports Super Guarantee amnesty
Labor plans to try to amend the Government’s Superannuation Guarantee Bill, potentially with the aim of removing the measure entirely. Last week the Government introduced legislation which would create a 12 month Super Guarantee amnesty for employers. “The Prime Minister had absolutely no idea of these moves when asked about… Read More »Labor wants to amend Super Guarantee amnesty
The Government has announced a twelve month amnesty for historical underpayment of Superannuation Guarantee. The amnesty, which is meant to be a one-off, is included in a Bill put to Parliament – meaning the Bill would have to pass for the amnesty to apply. “We are introducing this one-off amnesty… Read More »Government plans amnesty for Super Guarantee underpayment