Hi there, find out the latest updates on the coronavirus and learn about the bushfire recovery package.

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Support for businesses in Australia

15 May, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest updates

JobKeeper Payment

If you’ve enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment it’s now time to identify yourself or your eligible employees. If you’re a sole trader with no employees you still need to take this step.

To learn more, watch the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) video on JobKeeper Payment: step 2 – identify and maintain.

JobKeeper Payment resources to help you:

· JobKeeper Payment guides

· JobKeeper Payment for sole traders video

· JopKeeper Payment guide for employers video

· JopKeeper Payment for employers, not-for-profits and charities podcast

· Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

Easing of restrictions

A national 3 step plan to relax coronavirus restrictions was announced, with states and territories to decide when each step will be implemented locally.

Find out more about the restrictions on services.

COVID-19 scams

There has been a significant increase in Australians being targeted with COVID-19 scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email and SMS schemes.

Learn more about the COVID-19 scams and how to protect your business.

Coronavirus business support line

We have a team of dedicated customer representatives who can help you if your business has been affected by the coronavirus. We’re available between 8am – 8pm across Australia, seven days a week. Call 13 28 46, send us an email or use webchat on the website.

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Plan how you reopen and stay safe

Use the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission planning tool to help you develop a plan to keep your workers, customers and the community safe as you reopen or increase your business activities.

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Export hub grants help businesses through COVID-19 crisis

10 export hubs from 5 states will receive more than $4.9 million under the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs Initiative.

Help for Australian bushfire affected businesses

The Australian Government has announced $650 million in new bushfire support to boost locally-led recovery and assist the communities with the greatest needs.

This assistance will:

· fund local projects

· help boost community wellbeing

· assist forestry industries

· fund environment work

· strengthen telecommunications capability

Working together with all levels of government the extra funding will be made available across highly bushfire impacted communities to accelerate key recovery projects and initiatives.

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