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Townsville Plumbing Apprentice Wins Industry Award
Riley Parker, a school based plumbing apprentice with Smedley Plumbing & Drainage in Townsville, was awarded the Australian Industry Trade College School Based Apprentice of the Year award at the 2018 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards.
Information regarding media coverage of MPAQ's involvement in the industry. Includes links to external news outlets.
Items for Sale
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Minimum Financial Requirements Review
The Department of Housing and Public Works is currently reviewing the proposed improvements to the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) for licensing in the building and construction industry.
Hot Jobs Identified for Cairns Boom
Plumbers, electricians, plasterers and structural steel construction workers will be in hot demand in Cairns and Far North Queensland over the next few years as the city and surrounding areas prepare for a construction and infrastructure boom.
No Deductions to Non-Compliant Payments
From the 2019–20 income year, a business taxpayer cannot claim a tax deduction for a payment that it makes to a worker — whether an employee or a contractor — unless it has complied with all Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding obligations that apply to that payment. These payments are ordinarily deductible under the general deduction provision.