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Support for businesses

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.


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.


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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Subject: Free training courses in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Good afternoon,

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation would like to make you aware of a range of short courses that we are funding that will help employers upskill or reskill their staff for free.

If staff need to upskill or reskill in order to do their job or to work in a different area, there are opportunities to:

· complete a short online training course; or

· complete practical training that is being offered with reduced class sizes to comply with physical distancing rules.

Course categories include:

· Digital skills;

· Practical business skills;

· Emergency and disaster;

· Finance skills;

· Environmental studies;

· Hospitality;

· Health and education; and

· Skills for tradies.

We encourage you to view the list of free training courses, and ask that you provide this information to your members to consider and to share with their employees. Further courses will be listed on the web page as they become available.

If you are aware of any essential skill set gaps or if you would like some tailored training to suit your industry and circumstances, please contact admin or phone 08 7913 7500.

Businesses who need advice on what training will benefit them can also contact ISACNT.

Individuals who are unsure or need advice can contact the info or phone 08 8946 7316 .


Catherine White
Senior Executive Director – Business and Workforce

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

t. +61 8 8935 7755

m. +61 408 685 334

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Northern Territory Government of Australia

Level 2, Development House, 76 Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 3200, Darwin NT 0801


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Rum Jungle Week 21 Grid

Please see the information below regarding the availability of kill space for the week commencing 18 May 2020 at the Rum Jungle Abattoir.

Kind regards,

Louise Bilato

Executive Officer

NT Buffalo Industry Council Inc.

PO Box 36828

Winnellie NT 0821

Ph: 0400 107 223

ABN: 34 355 734 719

From: Livestock @ Vic Valley <livestock>
Sent: Tuesday, 5 May 2020 5:10 PM
To: NT Buffalo Industry Council <buffalo>
Subject: Rum Jungle Week 21 Grid


18th May to 22nd May

CAG’s Rum Jungle Meat Export
Batchelor Abattoir
continues to operate at a reduced capacity.

Kill space is available for your cattle
for Week 21

Please contact
Laura Cunningham
0407 088 777

Livestock Coordinator

Laura Cunningham

0407 088 777


This email was sent by Livestock @ VVME, 71 Giles Road, Trafalgar, Victoria 3824, Australia to buffalo




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