JobKeeper Extension Scheme – Action Items
JobKeeper Extension Scheme – Action Items
With the JobKeeper Extension Scheme coming into effect on 28 September 2020, we have summarised the key changes and action items that your business will need to make, should you be eligible for the extension. Key Changes:  JobKeeper Extension Periods:  The extension of the scheme will operate in two separate periods:  Extension 1:  28 September 2020 […]
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What You Need to Know: JobKeeper Provisions in the Fair Work Act – Extensions and Changes
What You Need to Know: JobKeeper Provisions in the Fair Work Act – Extensions and Changes
Further to our announcement regarding the new 1 July employee eligibility test date for the JobKeeper Payment, the Australian Government passed the JobKeeper Extension Scheme through legislation on 1 September 2020. The passing of this legislation brought with it changes and extensions to the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act, with extended provisions coming into place from 28 September 2020 and extending to the end […]
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New JobKeeper 1 July Test Date Means You Need to Reassess Your Employee Eligibility and Act NOW
New JobKeeper 1 July Test Date Means You Need to Reassess Your Employee Eligibility and Act NOW
Under the new 1 July employee eligibility test date for the JobKeeper Payment, employers MUST provide the employee eligibility notice form(s) NOW to all new eligible employees that are now entitled to receive JobKeeper.  Employee Eligibility Further to our announcement last week regarding changes to the JobKeeper Payment Scheme, the Government passed the legislation last Friday meaning for JobKeeper fortnights starting from 3 August onwards, any employee who met the JobKeeper criteria as at 1 July 2020 can now receive the JobKeeper Payment.   A number of new eligible employees will now be entitled to […]
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SME Loan Guarantee Scheme Extension
SME Loan Guarantee Scheme Extension
The Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loan Guarantee Scheme is now extended to 30 June 2021, with the aim to provide further support to small and medium-sized businesses that have been affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. The extension of the scheme will come into place from 1 October 2020 and will be […]
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What is the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty?
What is the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty?
Due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, a Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty has been introduced to provide a one-off opportunity for employers to pay superannuation payments that are owed – penalty free! Do You Need to Apply for the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty? On 6 March 2020, the government introduced a super guarantee (SG) amnesty that allows […]
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JobKeeper Payment Scheme: Eligibility Changes Announced
JobKeeper Payment Scheme: Eligibility Changes Announced
On Tuesday the 21st of July the Australian Government announced a proposed extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme from 28th September 2020 until 28th March 2021. As of the 3rd of August 2020, two further changes were implemented by the government to ease JobKeeper eligibility criteria. The two important changes announced are in relation to: […]
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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme: What You Need to Know
Extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme: What You Need to Know
On Tuesday the 21st of July the Australian Government announced a proposed extension of the JobKeeper Payment Scheme from 28th September 2020 until 28th March 2021, with revised eligibility requirements and reduced payments for eligible employees. JobKeeper 2.0 The scheme outlined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison is named “JobKeeper 2.0” and aims to support businesses […]
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NSW Small Business Recovery Grant: What You Need to Know
NSW Small Business Recovery Grant: What You Need to Know
On Tuesday 16th of June, the NSW Government announced a new recovery grant of up to $3,000, to assist small businesses with their safe re-opening, post COVID-19 lockdown. Purpose of the grant The Small Business Recovery Grant is aimed to directly support small businesses that are re-opening post COVID-19, to kickstart business operations, re-engage employees […]
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Announcement: $250M Federal Government Creative Economy Support Package
Announcement: $250M Federal Government Creative Economy Support Package
On Thursday the 25th June the Australian Federal Government announced a $250 million COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package, in a bid to support Australia’s arts and entertainment industry. As a result of the lockdown and social distancing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the entertainment and arts industry has been heavily impacted. We have seen […]
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