New COVID-19 Announcements

13 April 2020

NSW Government offers $440 million land tax break to support tenants and landlords Read More...

3 April 2020

NSW Government announces $10,000 grants to provide fast relief for small businesses battling from impacts ofCOVID-19 Read More...

2 April 2020

The Australian Government announced a new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. From Monday 6 April 2020 weekly payments will be made directly to early childhood education and care services in lieu of the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy. ne million families are set to receive free child care. Read More...

31 March 2020

Further relief for households experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, including extension of the Energy Assistance Payment, no disconnections for power and water and additional support for Keystart customers Read More...
$502 million for small businesses including a reduction in electricity bills, licences fees waived, and additional payroll tax relief New initiatives to apply until September 30, 2020 Read More...

30 March 2020

Federal Government announced a $130 billion stimulus package 'the job keeper package' designed to help employers keep employees on their books even if they've shut down. Read More...

23 March 2020

Centre link has told ABC radio they have launched a new intent to claim function on their website as of Wednesday morning, so no need to cue up to apply for assistance. Read More...

22 March 2020

The federal government announced a second, $66 billion stimulus package, which will double welfare amounts for those on Jobseeker, increase support for pensioners and carers and make $100,000 grants available to small and medium-sized businesses. Read More...
The Federal Government is temporarily expanding eligibility to income support payments and establishing a new, time-limited Coronavirus supplement to be paid at a rate of $550 per fortnight. Read More...
The Federal Government announced that in addition to the $750 stimulus payment announced on 12 March 2020, the Federal Government will provide a further $750 payment to social security and veteran income support recipients and eligible concession card holders, except for those who are receiving an income support payment that is eligible to receive the Coronavirus supplement. Read More...
The Federal Government will allow individuals in financial stress as a result of the Coronavirus to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21. Read More...
The Federal Government is temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account based pensions and similar products by 50 per cent for 2019-20 and 2020-21. Read More...
On top of the deeming rate changes made at the time of the first package, the Federal Government is reducing the deeming rates by a further 0.25 percentage points to reflect the latest rate reductions by the RBA. Read More...
The Federal Government is providing up to $100,000 to eligible small and medium sized businesses, and not‑for-profits (including charities) that employ people, with a minimum payment of $20,000. Read More...
The Federal Government will establish the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme which will support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to get access to working capital to help them get them through the impact of the coronavirus. Read More...
The Federal 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. Read More...
Please visit health.gov.au or who.int for up to date health related information on COVID-19.

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Mental Health

Lifeline 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity open to all Australians in personal crisis. They have 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

National Debt Hotline ndh.org.au

Overwhelmed? Not sure what to do with your debts? Get back on track with free financial counselling.

Domestic Violence

1800RESPECT 1800 737 732

Lifeline is a national charity open to all Australians in personal crisis. They have 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

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