JobKeeper – $1500 per Fortnight for Employees (and others) During COVID-19

Letter to employees below (please let us know if you would like us to email your employees this letter) Yesterday afternoon the Government announced Economic Stimulus package no 3 which included wage support for businesses and their employees impacted by a downturn in business or forced to close due to COVID-19. If your business has suffered …

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JobKeeper Payments Announced Today JobKeeper Payment

Please see info below, either register online with link below or let us know if you need us to do this for you. The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19. The Government has announced its intention to pass additional legislation to introduce this new measure. …

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Latest Australian Government News (COVID-19)

The Australian Government has released an official app with the information you need to know about #Coronavirus. Search “Coronavirus Australia” in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Find the latest official Coronavirus news and information on the new WhatsApp chatbot. Click to open the WhatsApp channel, or download WhatsApp on iOS or Android. Prime Minister said that the second stimulus …

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Economic Survival Package from Victorian Government

The Victorian Government has established an economic survival package to support Victorian businesses and workers through the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package complements the work of the Federal Government. The package includes the following key programs. Payroll Tax RefundBusinesses with annual taxable wages up to $3 million will have their …

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Small Business Ombudsman Launches COVID-19 Resource

My Business Health, a web portal designed to provide holistic support to SME owners, now has a dedicated section to help struggling businesses through the current economic crisis.  ASBFEO Kate Carnell said in a statement that her office has been inundated with “distressing” stories of SMEs decimated by the ripple effects of the coronavirus. “Small …

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Managing Staff Leave Entitlements During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Info received from some of our HR Consultants on Managing Staff Leave Entitlements during the Coronavirus pandemic 1.  What happens if an employee is required to self-isolate? How is this period treated? Whether an employee decides to personally self-isolate, or is directed by the Government to do so, and they’re not unwell, then their absence from …

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Prime Minister announces additional prohibited venues/activities re COVID-1

Last night the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, made an address in relation to additional restrictions to activities and venues, to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. As of midnight tonight, Wednesday 25 March, 2020 the following applies: No longer open: Auction rooms, open house inspections (private appointments still allowed), tattoo parlours, tanning, waxing, beauty, …

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Info from ATO – Boosting Cash Flow for Employers

Legislation has been enacted to provide temporary cash flow support to small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations that employ staff during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). This will be done through two sets of cash flow boosts delivered from 28 April 2020 to support employers to retain employees. The ATO will provide …

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