Cutting Payroll Tax

Northern Rivers Echo 28 September 2006

Cutting Payroll Tax

To help address the enormous payroll tax burden on NSW businesses, the NSW Coalition has committed to cutting payroll tax by up to $15,000 for more than 22,000 NSW businesses and exempting more than 4,500 NSW businesses from paying payroll tax at all.

This commitment is especially welcome on the NSW Far North Coast, where small businesses are competing with the much lower business taxes offered across the border in Queensland.

Payroll tax remains a major regulatory and cost burden for NSW businesses and major changes to the current regime to allow NSW businesses to rebuild business confidence, encourage business investment and foster jobs growth.

The payroll tax cuts and exemptions will be achieved by raising the tax free threshold on annual payrolls from $600,000 to $850,000.

Funding for Organisers of Seniors Week Events

My office has copies of applications for 2007 NSW Seniors Week activities. NSW Seniors Week will be held from 11-18 March.

Applications can only be made by a local government organization, non-profit organisation or a community group that is either an association under the Associations Incorporation Act. Non-incorporated groups can apply, but must be sponsored by an incorporated group. Organistions applying for grants, must match the funding they receive with their own resources ie sponsorships, cash contributions or in-kind contributions.

Applications must be received by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care no later than Friday 22 September 2006.

Congratulatory Messages Reminder

As most people would be aware when you turn 100 you receive a letter from Queen. But did you also know that a letter can also be sent for couples celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary? For those celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary or 90th birthday messages can be arranged from the Prime Minister, Governor-General, Premier & Governor.

If you or family members are commemorating any of these important milestones, please contact my office and we will make arrangements for letters to be sent to for your family's special occasion.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577