A lack of coordination on borders has had serious consequences for Australians. In this open letter, written between the ARA other leading advocacy bodies, the Government is being implored to take action.
State governments are continuing to release their next stage plans to aid in the economic recovery and ensure safe work practices. Here is an updated summary of plans announced from around Australia.
As COVID-19 infections rates continue to cause significant challenges in Victoria, and with new rules around face coverings in Melbourne and Mitchell shire to be extended to the rest of the state of Victoria from Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm,WorkSafe Victoria has updated its COVID-19 Regulations...
Due to ongoing concern about COVID-19 outbreaks, the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP has announced that face coverings will be mandatory in metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire for everyone aged 12 years and older from 11:59pm on Wednesday, 22 July.
The McGowan Government is delivering a one-off COVID-19 support cheques for small to medium businesses. Around 7,400 Western Australian businesses are set to benefit from the more than $2.3 billion in COVID-19 support and relief measures.
The Victorian Government is recommending face masks are worn within metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Tax Office toolkit helps small businesses tick tax time off their to-do list.The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a tax time toolkit designed to help small businesses and their tax advisers.
Workers across the state will receive free accredited training to help them manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus infection in their workplace and keep the state open for business.
The Morrison Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six months to 31 December 2020.
Businesses that have enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment and identified their eligible employees will need to make a business monthly declaration to the ATO.
To help Australians respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, nbn is providing up to $50 million to assist phone and internet providers to support small and medium businesses.
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announces a further easing on restrictions from 11:59 pm on 31 May, which will allow beauty and personal care services like nail salons, spas, tattoo parlours to reopen with up to 20 customers per space – with customer contact details required to be kept.
The Morrison Government and all State and Territory governments have agreed to jointly invest in a new $80 million infection control training fund.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is aware of a significant increase in Australians being targeted with COVID-19 scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email and SMS schemes.
Small businesses facing challenges amid COVID-19 can receive free advice on support options available from the NSW Government through a series of new webinars.
As governments start to lift their COVID-19 lockdowns, retail workers in clothing, department and other stores are readying themselves to return to work as long as it is safe to do so.
Following the Prime Minister and National Cabinet's recent roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia, states and territories have announced their plans for easing restrictions, as the economy prepares to move from crisis to recovery.
More than half a million Australians have one less thing to worry about, with banks providing a six-month loan deferral on an estimated $6.8 billion of business, mortgage and other loan repayments due to the impact of COVID-19.