Big breaks for small business in NSW budget

- November 17, 2020 3 MIN READ

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has revealed the NSW state government’s plans to support small business and communities impacted by COVID-19 as he announced the budget to parliament today. With a focus on cutting red tape and providing support, the budget policies will make it easier to run a business so small business owners can re-build, attract… Read more »


Unemployment rises as government announces new JobTrainer funding

- July 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s unemployment rate has risen from 7.1 per cent to 7.4 per cent in June despite an influx of over 211,000 jobs in the market. The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures were released just minutes before Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the government’s latest tranche of coronavirus stimulus. JobTrainer joins the ranks of JobKeeper, JobSeeker… Read more »


150k instant asset write off extended to December

- June 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

Following lobbying from small business advocates and the opposition, the Morrison government has announced it will extend the $150k instant asset write-off until December 2020. Businesses making up to $500 million per year will be able to write off new assets worth up to $150,000 each under the extended scheme which was part of a… Read more »


Employsure launches ‘JobKeeper Help’ to assist SMEs in applying for the government’s $130 billion employer support program

- April 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Workplace relations company Employsure has launched a new support service, JobKeeper Help, for small and medium-sized businesses to help them apply and administer the federal government’s JobKeeper payments. The launch of the service coincides with the opening of applications with the Australian Taxation Office for the $130 billion stimulus package, which pays companies $750 a… Read more »


JobKeeper legislation passes parliament

- April 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

The federal government’s third tranche of stimulus which focused on the JobKeeper payment has passed parliament. Small businesses, including sole traders, with an annual turnover of less than $1billion whose revenue has dropped by 30 per cent or more will now be eligible for the subsidy. The flat payment of $1500 per fortnight per eligible… Read more »


JobKeeper payment: How it will work, who will miss out and how to get it

- April 2, 2020 4 MIN READ

The A$130 billion $1,500-per-fortnight JobKeeper payment will benefit six million Australians for six months, with payments expected from May 1. Eligible businesses include not-for-profits and businesses with turnovers of less than $1 billion per year whose turnover is down 30%. Businesses with turnovers of more than $1 billion per year need to have lost 50%… Read more »


Coronavirus update: energy, rent & mortgage relief as government pushes towards economic hibernation

- March 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

The government is considering putting businesses into an economic ‘hibernation’ to ensure that they aren’t left with debts and are able to resume ‘business as usual’ as soon as the coronavirus crisis is over. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the ABC the government was looking for a “fair and equitable” way to share the pain… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: public health crisis worsens, ANZAC Day cancelled, more stimulus packages

- March 17, 2020 6 MIN READ

It’s official: As the public health crisis worsens, the nation’s ANZAC DAY commemorative services have been cancelled. Dawn services are likely to still proceed but without access to the public. The nationwide cancellation follows announcements by WA and SA RSL yesterday that they planned to cancel the events. Tasmania has announced a public health emergency… Read more »