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jobkeeper payments covid 19

JobKeeper V2 Updates

August 19th, 2020

Below is an update of the current JobKeeper legislation effecting the first stage of JobKeeper payments.  If you or you know someone relying on JobKeeper, please read the information below as a matter of urgency. On Friday 14 August 2020, the Treasurer released the updated JobKeeper Rules dealing with eligible employees which apply from 3 August 2020 […]

JobTrainer package

$2.5bn JobTrainer package: What you need to know.

July 19th, 2020

The Government has announced the $2.5bn JobTrainer package to retrain, upskill and open new job opportunities. JobTrainer for job seekers and school leavers An additional 340,700 training places will be created to provide no or low cost courses into sectors with job opportunities. The Government is working with the States and Territories to develop a […]

What’s next on the COVID wave?

June 25th, 2020

As I write, we are well into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am grateful for the fantastic weather we are having here in Perth. Last weekend I drove to my local beach and sat watching the surfers try to catch the few and little waves. I tried surfing….. once! I don’t […]

debt diet

Is it time to start the debt diet?

June 10th, 2020

As I write I trust you are well and like me contemplating the resumption of business life in your workplace. It’s amazing how the world is changing so quickly as we enter Phase 3 of the re-opening of the WA economy. But it’s not over yet and we all need to keep clean and distanced […]

Amendments to Public and Private Ancillary Funds

May 15th, 2020

The Federal Government has announced amendments to the ministerial guidelines for public and private ancillary funds to ‘provide a credit for funds that make total distributions in financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 that are at least four percentage points above the minimum required distributions’. “I will be amending the ministerial guidelines for public and private […]

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Are we there yet?

May 13th, 2020

In 1959 Dinah Washington had a hit song with these words What a difference a day makes, Twenty-four little hours … and in the second and third verses What a difference a day makes, There’s a rainbow before me… You might remember the disco version by Esther Phillips or Rod Stewart’s more recent cover version […]

life after covid

Restarting Your Business

May 8th, 2020

Like me do you think it’s been a strange week? A week ago our country was talking about limiting contact in an effort to restrict the spread of the virus, and now our focus is getting back to normal, whatever that may look like. And we have an App to help us! I can’t comment on […]

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YES…..Your Government is helping you.

April 28th, 2020

As the whole world feels the pain of the coronavirus each country is responding in different ways. For us in WA we’ve been corralled into our regions in an effort to stop the spread. Many businesses have been affected, with those that rely on people meeting in groups being shut down entirely. In response our […]

What is the Value of Human Life?

April 23rd, 2020

Earlier this week I was asked if I thought the government stimulus packages to business were worth the money being committed. Has our government overstepped the mark and left our community with a bill that’s too high for future taxpayers to repay? I hadn’t given this a lot of thought but in this week’s article I […]

jobkeeper payments covid 19

JobKeeper Payments | COVID-19

April 17th, 2020

It’s been over a week since the federal government’s $130bn JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme passed the parliament and it’s been heralded as a lifeline, keeping millions out of unemployment queues. But many businesses are in a state of confusion about how it will work, and how they can scrape together the money to bridge the […]