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Update on the reform of the New South Wales Emergency Services Levy (ESL)
On 30 May 2017, the NSW State Government announced it would defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy on council rates (therefore deferring the removal of the ESL from insurance premiums).Read more
Aussies set to take on World in Wheelchair Rugby
This August, GIO’s own Ryley Batt will be leading Australia’s defence of their world title at the GIO Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Sydney.Read more
Afternoon most dangerous time to be on NSW roads
GIO claims statistics reveal most injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents occur during afternoon peak.Read more
NSW ESL reintroduction onto insurance premiums
On 30 May 2017, the NSW Government announced it will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) on council rates. The deferral of the reforms impacts the removal of ESL (Emergency Services Levy) - also referred to as FSL (Fire Services Levy) - from insurance premiums. Over the 2016 – 2017 financial year, we have been progressively removing ESL. The deferral of the reform means that we will soon recommence collection of ESL via relevant insurance premiums.Read more
$20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off Scheme Extended by 12 Months
The 2017-18 Federal Budget has confirmed the widely anticipated extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme. Small businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million will have a further 12 months up until the 30 June 2018 to benefit from the instant asset write-off.Read more
ATO extends black economy crack down to promote "level playing field" among small businesses
The Government is extending its crackdown on the so-called “black economy”, with additional resources for the ATO to target small businesses that are outside of the tax system or evading tax, such as through undeclared cash transactions. For example, a restaurant owner might offer a special meal at a good price if you pay cash, and keep the transaction off its books so it is not subject to tax.Read more
Best life insurer for online customer experience
The digital customer experience on GIO’s website has been ranked the best in the insurance industry by Global Reviews.Read more
One in five NSW drivers admit to nodding off at the wheel
NSW drivers are being warned not to drive tired this Easter long weekend with one in five admitting to having fallen asleep at the wheel, according to new research from GIO.Read more
Social media addiction gives holiday thieves the upper hand
Australians are being urged to tighten their online privacy habits in the lead up to the Australia Day long weekend or risk leaving themselves exposed to opportunistic thieves scouring social media networks for vulnerable targets, according to new research from GIO.Read more
Help for Hunter and Central Coast residents
GIO is urging customers impacted by heavy rain along the NSW east coast this week to lodge their claims as soon as possible to get the recovery process underway.Read more
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