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The vaccinated & a divided by border restrictions across the country

Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions. And, it is not just businesses in lockdown that are in crisis. … Read more

Vic lockdown Support Packages

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WHAT LOCKDOWN SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO VICTORIAN BUSINESS?  Support is available if you are impacted by the Victorian lockdowns. A series of grants and top-up grants are available to support Victorian business. There are two main streams for grants in Victoria: New grants – Grants or grant extensions for businesses that previously did not qualify or … Read more

Lockdown Support NSW (updated)

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What lockdown support is available to NSW business?  If your business is adversely impacted by NSW lockdowns, support is available. Three primary methods of financial support are available to businesses during extended lockdowns: Up to $15,000 through the expanded NSW 2021 COVID-19 business grants program Up to $100,000 in weekly JobSaver cashflow support payments, and … Read more

Tradies can unlock new opportunities across the country

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National licence recognition for tradies Builders, electricians, plumbers, architects, real estate agents, security guards and other workers who hold an occupational licence in their home state or territory and who want to do the same work in another state or territory will soon be automatically deemed to have the necessary licence. The Federal, State and … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace

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The first COVID-19 vaccination in Australia rolled out on 21 February 2021 preceded by a wave of protests. With the rollout, comes a thorny question for employers about individual rights, workplace health and safety, and vaccination enforcement. The rollout, managed in phases, is expected to complete by the end of 2021 (you can check your … Read more

Businesses Returning JobKeeper to the ATO

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Super Retail Group – owner of the Supercheap Auto, Rebel, BCF and Macpac brands – handed back $1.7 million in JobKeeper payments in January after releasing a trading update showing sales growth of 23% to December 2020. Toyota announced that it will return $18 million in JobKeeper payments after a record fourth quarter. And, Domino’s … Read more

Good News on Covid Grants

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Lots of businesses were under financial stress during Covid and even now and many groups were campaigning to make it better for Grant money received from State Governments. Late last year, legislation passed that provided that certain grant payments in response to COVID-19 would be made non-assessable non-exempt income. The legislation requires the Treasurer to … Read more

JobMaker Hiring Credit Guide

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The JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme JobMaker can be complex and if you’re wishing to access the hiring credit, you will need to be fully informed about eligibility, enrolment and ongoing compliance. Our client guide to help small business owners understand the benefits and requirements of JobMaker. Download The Guide Here JobMaker is a credit available … Read more