The NDIA is introducing a number of changes to assist providers, including:
Registered NDIS providers. To be eligible for the one-off advance payment, registered providers must have received a payment in February 2020 and at least one other payment in December 2019 or January 2020.
This program provides funding to eligible exhibiting zoos and aquariums whose revenue from tourism has been impacted by the travel and social distancing restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID19.
Austrade is working with the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and state and territory tourism organisations to identify businesses that will be eligible for this assistance. These businesses will be exhibiting animal attractions that are important at a national, state or regional level as they contribute to conservation and presentation of animals and drive interstate and international visitation. This program does not provide assistance to animal refuges and rescue organisations.
Eligible exhibiting zoos and aquariums will have access to a grant that contributes towards up to six months of its animal welfare costs.
Eligible zoos and aquariums will be invited by Austrade to submit an application for a grant in early May and will also be provided with a link to the application form via email.
An initial payment will be made within 10 days of eligible applicants executing a funding agreement. The balance will be paid from 1 July 2020 when the expenses of eligible applicants who can show an ongoing decline in revenue of at least 30 per cent has been established.
The Australia Government is providing support for organisations in the cultural and creative sector including:
The Australian Government Department of Health has announced a number of funding initiatives for residential care and home providers including:
The temporary additional funding and increase to supplements will be administered through an uplift to subsidies paid through the Aged Care Funding Instrument with effect from 1 March 2020 to 31 August 2020. Funding will start to flow to providers from April 2020.
CHSP providers must complete and submit an application form to access the in home provider funding
ASIC has provided relief for companies having difficulty holding Annual General Meetings:
ASIC is also granting temporary relief for financially distressed companies which will provide temporary relief from directors’ duty to prevent insolvent trading related to eligible debt.
What is it?
The Australian Charities and Not-forprofits Commission (ACNC) is providing:
The ACNC has also issued guidance:
The Fair Work Ombudsman has provided information on their website to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities at work during the coronavirus outbreak.
On 8 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission made determinations varying 99 awards. The determinations inserted a temporary new schedule into these awards and apply from an employee’s first full pay period on or after 8 April 2020 until 30 June 2020. The schedule provides employees with:
Fair Work Act JobKeeper provisions allowing for JobKeeper enabling stand down direction
A one-off payment of $750 will be made to eligible individuals as an economic stimulus measure and to provide support to individuals on low incomes as a result of COVID-19.
If you meet one of the following criteria the payment will be made automatically between 31 March and 17 April 2020.
If you receive one of the following payments:
You’ll also get the payment if you have one of the following concession cards:
You’ll also get the payment if you receive one of the following Department of Veterans’ Affairs payments:
The additional payment will be made automatically if you are eligible.
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