Nominations for the 2012 Recovery and Return to Work AwardsTropy

Do you know someone who has recovered from a workplace injury, or who has helped injured workers through the steps of staying or returning to work?

Nominate them for the WorkCoverSA Recovery and Return to Work Awards to help highlight the outstanding efforts of South Australians in this area.

The seven awards categories are:

  • Worker achievement awards (worker in a small to medium organisation and worker in a large or self-insured organisation)
  • Employer excellence awards (small to medium employer and large or self-insured employer)
  • Health and rehabilitation individual achievement award
  • Rehabilitation and return to work coordinator excellence award
  • Case and injury management excellence award

To nominate, go to:

Rates decision will maintain heat on local economy Calculator

Business SA responded to last week’s decision by the Reserve Bank Board to maintain official interest rates at 4.25 per cent.

Business SA Chief Executive Officer, Peter Vaughan, said that the two rate reductions before Christmas were not enough.

“Keeping interest rates on hold will maintain the pressure on many industries throughout the local economy,” Mr Vaughan said.

“Further action on interest rates is required by the Reserve Bank and we believe there is a strong case to cut rates immediately.

“The two interest rate cuts before Christmas provided some relief, however it has been evident that many industry sectors remain under strain.”

General information sheetPaper

Business SA is pleased to bring you its annual General Information Sheet for 2012 and the 2012 Calendar. The General Information Sheet can help you plan for the next year with a list of all the important dates for all States and Territories, including:

  • Public holidays and school term dates
  • Construction industry closedown dates
  • Construction industry public holidays and rostered days off
  • Daylight savings changeover dates.

The Calendar collates all of these important dates for South Australia only and displays them on one convenient page. Business SA reminds members that the Taxation Information Sheet 2011-2012 and the Key Lodgement Taxation Dates for 2011-2012 are also available. They contain a range of dates, amounts and other useful data such as:

  • Activity Statement, Fringe Benefits Tax, Pay as You Go Withholding dates
  • Flood Levy rates
  • Payroll Tax thresholds and rates
  • Superannuation Guarantee Levy and Contribution Concessional Limits.

Available only to Business SA members, you will need to login to the website to view the information sheets.

For assistance, contact the Business Advisory Centre on 08 8300 0101.

2012 Royal Adelaide Show Corporate Packages

Drive positive business outcomes and create a lasting and memorable experience for your clients and staff at the 2012 Royal Adelaide Show – South Australia’s largest and best loved annual event!

Experience the Show like never before – network and enjoy premium catering and professional service in the Goyder Mezzanine suites overlooking all of the Show action in the busy Goyder Pavilion.

More information is available here.

Coopers joins forces with V8 SupercarsCars

Coopers Brewery and V8 Supercars are joining forces, with the iconic South Australian brewer becoming a premium partner of the sport. Coopers, now the largest Australian-owned brewer, and V8 Supercars have signed an agreement that will give Coopers pourage rights to all Australian V8 Supercar events and the title of Official Beer Partner of the sport. The announcement coincides with the 150th year celebration for Coopers which just last year was named as the world’s top family business ahead of giant global brands such as Lego and Estee Lauder.


A Taste of Harmony

With one in four Australian workers born overseas, the need to acknowledge and support our rich cultural diversity has never been more important.   

For one week in March, A Taste of Harmony encourages South Australian companies to host a multicultural lunch at work to promote open conversation about the diverse cultures that sustain Australia’s workforce.   Employees are invited to share their culture and food by bringing a dish representing that culture for others to experience.  What better way to explore diversity than with food?  

It’s very simple to get involved.  All you need to do is register online and the organisers of A Taste of Harmony will send you a FREE package featuring branded napkins, table toppers, balloons and a poster to make your celebration official. 

The campaign takes place from 19 – 25 March, coinciding with National Harmony Day on 21 March.

If you’d like more information on this event, visit the website at or please call the office on 08 8271 4377.

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