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CPI isn’t the only thing on the rise this July: Wage Increases, Superannuation, Penalty Increases for SafeWork & High Income Threshold/Compensation Cap
Wednesday 29 June 2022 / by Alicia Mataere, Lee Pike & Ellie Jongma posted in Workplace Relations Minimum Wage Superannuation Modern Awards Enterprise Agreements Fair Work Commission

From Friday 1 July 2022, there will be a number of changes set to impact all Australian businesses.

These changes include increases to minimum wages, compulsory superannuation and penalty units in NSW.   

The changes come as a timely reminder for businesses to review their contracts and industrial instruments. 

It is also a good time for businesses to ensure that they are meeting their minimum obligations, and to confirm who will bear the increase to superannuation.

Binding Death Benefit Nominations and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds: High Court Decision in Hill v Zuda as trustee for The Holly Superannuation Fund [2022] HCA 21

On 15 June 2022, the High Court unanimously dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, in the case of Hill v Zuda as trustee for The Holly Superannuation Fund [2022] HCA 21.

The High Court ruled that Regulation 6.17A (Payment of a benefit on or after death) of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994, does not apply to binding death benefit notices in self-managed superannuation funds (‘SMSFs’). 

This means that binding death benefit notices are applicable to regulated superannuation funds that are not SMSFs, but that binding death benefit notices are not applicable to SMSFs.

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