Applying Obnoxious Substances Allowance

Award Definition

Sugar Industry Award 2010 [MA000087]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
Applying obnoxious substances (a) An employee engaged in the preparation and/or the application of epoxy based materials or materials of a like nature including Swiftvulc paint must be paid 3.49% of the standard rate per hour extra. (b) Where there is an absence of adequate natural ventilation the employer must provide ventilation by artificial means and/or supply an approved type of respirator. In addition,protective clothing must be supplied. (c) Proper washing facilities together with towels,soap and a plentiful supply of water must be provided by the employer,as required. (d) For the purpose of this clause all materials which include or require the addition of a catalyst hardener and reactive additives or two pack catalyst system will be deemed to be materials of a like nature.

What to pay

$0.86 per hour


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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