Australian Government Coronavirus Assistance

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Australian Government Support Measures

JobKeeper Payment

Australian Government

If your business has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus you will be able to access a wages subsidy to continue paying your employees.

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JobKeeper FAQs

Australian Government

Answering most of your questions related to the JobKeeper payment, such as eligibility and what the JobKeeper payment actually is as well as requirements.

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Water, Energy & Rates

Australian Government

The National Cabinet agreed to a nationally consistent approach to hardship support across the essential services for households and small businesses.

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Visa Arrangements

Australian Government

The National Cabinet noted the approach to implementing measures to support the agricultural workforce needed to secure Australia food supplies.

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Higher Education

Australian Government

A new package from the Australian Government will provide funding certainty to higher education providers and support workers who have been displaced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and who are looking to upskill or retrain.

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Boosting Cash Flow

Australian Government

The Government is providing up to $100,000 to eligible small and medium-sized businesses, and not for-profits that employ people, with a minimum payment of $20,000.

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Temporary Relief

Australian Government

The Government is temporarily increasing the threshold at which creditors can issue a statutory demand on a company and the time companies have to respond to statutory demands they receive.

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Instant Asset Write-Off

Australian Government

The Government is increasing the instant asset write-off threshold from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanding access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million) until 30 June 2020.

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Business Investment

Australian Government

The Government is introducing a time limited 15 month investment incentive (through to 30 June 2021) to support business investment and economic growth over the short term, by accelerating depreciation deductions.

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Apprentices & Trainees

Australian Government

The Government is supporting small business to retain their apprentices and trainees. Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage for 9 months.

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Regional Support

Australian Government

The Government will set aside $1 billion to support regions most significantly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. These funds will be available to assist during the outbreak and the recovery.

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Flow of Credit

Australian Government

The Government will provide a guarantee of 50 per cent to SME lenders to support new short-term unsecured loans to SMEs

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Business From Home

Australian Government

If you need to work from home, there are tools and resources available to help you. Learn about the tax deductions you can claim, how to set up an online business and ensure you’re still meeting your legal obligations.

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Mental Wellbeing

Australian Government

Beyond Blue has a free 24/7 service to help you deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find online information, self-help tools, phone counselling and tips to run your small business.

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Looking After Customers

Australian Government

While this is a difficult time for business, you still need to look after your customers. Know your customer rights and how to keep them supporting your business.

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Marketing Your Business

Australian Government

Effective marketing gives your customers a reason to purchase from you instead of your competitors. Under the challenges of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it can also help you to keep your customers loyal to your business. Find out how to market your business under COVID-19.

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Training & Development

Australian Government

COVID-19 has changed the way we work and do business. Consider some of these online training options to help you operate your business under COVID-19, or to update you and your employees’ skills.

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Queensland Government Coronavirus Assistance

qld.gov.au

Queensland Government Support Measures

Government Support

Queensland Government

Supporting businesses and workers impacted with COVID-19 with much needed essential information.

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Business Closures

Queensland Government

Latest info on business closures. Businesses, activities and undertakings deemed non-essential must not operate until the end of the declared public health emergency.

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QLD Border Closures

Queensland Government

Information about Queensland state border access restrictions, including who is exempt.

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Temporary Relief

Queensland Government

You may be eligible for one or more of a range of payroll tax relief measures.

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Power Bill Relief

Queensland Government

Your business may be eligible for a $500 rebate off energy bills if you consume less than 100,000kWh. This will be automatically applied on your business electricity bills.

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Business Support

Queensland Government

Read a summary of Queensland Government support for businesses.

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Business Impact Survey

Queensland Government

Take our business impact survey so we can link you with relevant support.

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Jobs & Training

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government has opened a new online portal that will connect Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with new job opportunities.

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Queensland Government (DSDMIP)

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Supply Chains and Essential Products

Supply Matching

Manufacturer’s Supply Matching Request Form

Ipswich & West Moreton businesses who have supply chain needs or can support other supply chains are asked to register this via the Manufacturer’s Supply Matching Request form. This is an important channel to direct businesses to which is providing support to identified supply chain needs/opportunities.

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Supply Chain Support

Manufacturing Supply Chain Support Webpage

This new dedicated webpage on the ICN Gateway which will streamline the matching of businesses who can potentially fill the supply chain gaps. It will provide a platform for businesses who are able to supply to register their business profile and capabilities.

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