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New tax break for working from home

COVID-19 has seen lots of us working from home for the first time. In fact, over the last few months 10.5 million Australians (68% of working Australians) have worked from home. According to think-tank, The Centre for Future Work, that could spark the end of normal work patterns, with more people requesting the option to work remotely.

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Member Benefits Update June 2020

Welcome to the June edition of your Member Benefits Update. This month we present you with seven steps to save money, we highlight what the union movement is planning to help rebuild our economy and we celebrate Mabo Day.  We also bring you a special series of superannuation webinars and welcome back our free footy tipping competitions for union members. Plus there are two $50 e-Gift Cards to win!

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Financial fitness webinars for all Australians

First State Super webinars are designed to answer all your superannuation questions and prepare you for a better financial future.

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Avoid paying more this tax time

You can avoid paying the Medicare Levy Surcharge by having eligible HCF hospital cover via your union member benefits program.  If you don’t have eligible private hospital cover and fall into these income thresholds, you could be charged up to an additional 1.5% surcharge on your Medicare levy at tax time.

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Spare time? Seven steps to put your money under the microscope

Now’s the time to workshop money matters to plug any leaks. Here are seven steps to boost your bank balance.

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