December is typically a frenetic time for the wholesale and retail fuel industry.  In addition to the usual Christmas madness, there is harvest, floods, fires and peak consumer travel.  On top of all of it the end of the year means a raft of public holidays that impact vital compliance operations, like superannuation processing.  So now is the time to plan to deal with public holidays and closures to ensure that superannuation submissions remain compliant, because the dramatic late payment fines will apply, season of good will or no.

Small Business Clearing House

The Small Business Clearing House, which processes most small business superannuation payments, will be impacted in the following ways;

  • Payment Processing
    • All payments received up to and including 17:30 AEDT on Wednesday 15th December 2021 will be processed as per normal
    • Any payment received after 15/12/2021 17:30 AEDT will NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL 4/1/2022
  • Customer Support
    • Customers support contact centres will be closed from midday AEDT Friday 24th December 2021 until 08:00 AEDT Tuesday 4th January 2022


Superannuation Checklist

Superannuation is a vital part of employment compliance and is an entitlement of staff.  It is incumbent on all operators to understand their obligations and to comply with them.  The Superannuation Checklist provides detail on not only the questions to ask, but links to the resources for compliance

See; for the latest checklist

 ACAPMA Employment and Compliance Guidance

 ACAPMA Members can also gain free access other ACAPMA Guides 2021-2022, including;

  • Business Policies
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • Engagement Documents
  • Employing Juniors
  • Visa Restricted Staff
  • Engaging Casuals
  • Performance Management
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal & Carers, Comp & Domestic Violence Leave
  • Long Service Leave
  • Modern Slavery
  • Annualised Salaries
  • Termination of Employment
  • Restructure and Redundancy
  • Transfer of Business
  • Retail – Wage Guide – VRSRA
  • Retail – Fuel Award Information Poster for Staff
  • Retail – Fuel Site Checklists
  • Retail – Position Descriptions
  • Transport – Wage Guide – RTDA
  • Transport – Individual Flexibility Agreements
  • Administration – Wage Guide – Clerks
  • COVIDSafe Plan
  • Contractor Management
  • Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

For more on ACPAMA Membership, including benefits and how to apply see;

 Here to Help

HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business.  They are provided as general information for you to consider and do not constitute advice.  You should seek further advice on your situation by contacting your legal advisor.  ACAPMA members can access resources and receive advice, guidance and support from the ACAPMA employment professionals via , it is free for members.  ACAPMA Membership delivers this and more benefits, see;  for more information.

Elisha Radwanowski BCom(HRM&IR)