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Starting over: how to bounce back after 60

Starting over: how to bounce back after 60

Have you ever gone through a major life event that forced you to start again? For some, it’s a scary time filled with change, anxiety and confusion. But it doesn’t have to be that way....
Keeping the economy moving

Keeping the economy moving

The Morrison Government’s mind-bogglingly large support packages to get Australians through the COVID-19 shutdown have dominated headlines, and rightly so. Only months ago, the Australian...
Withdrawing Super: what to consider

Withdrawing Super: what to consider

The federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income due the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A huge number of us...
The Importance of Maintaining Connection Right Now

The Importance of Maintaining Connection Right Now

“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to…” Many people around us have been using this time to consider the kind...
Why you need to keep your identity safe

Why you need to keep your identity safe

Have you received an unexpected email or text asking you to ‘confirm’ personal details by clicking on a link or opening an attachment? It could be an attempt to steal your information...
The Big Differences between the Great Depression and Covid-19

The Big Differences between the Great Depression and Covid-19

Global economic activity has grounded to a halt, prompting fears the world is in for a re-run of The Great Depression. While there might be similar scenes, the parallels are not as strong...
New tax shortcut for employees working from home

New tax shortcut for employees working from home

With many people now working from home because of COVID-19, some of the expenses your employer normally pays – such as electricity, heating and cooling – are now coming out of your...
Avoid cabin fever: look after your psychological health

Avoid cabin fever: look after your psychological health

Being stuck in isolation due to the coronavirus can be a real drain on your psychological health. But you can work through it. Your psychological health reflects how you feel, think,...
5 Tips to work productively remotely

5 Tips to work productively remotely

In the current climate, many businesses are needing to make changes to accommodate staff working remotely. If you are able to work from home the ensuing changes to your work habits can be...
JobKeeper Payment now officially passed by the Government

JobKeeper Payment now officially passed by the Government

On April 8th, the JobKeeper package was passed by both sides of Parliament and legislated. This update offers further guidance on the scheme. Workers with multiple jobs If you are...
Commercial tenancies rent relief package

Commercial tenancies rent relief package

On April 7, the Government announced new commercial rental waivers and deferrals for tenants that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis. The draft Code of Conduct is to...
Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses

Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses

The coronavirus is first and foremost a health crisis, but as measures are being taken to reduce the spread of the virus throughout the community, many profitable businesses may temporarily...
Economic Stimulus Package – Boosting cash flow for employers

Economic Stimulus Package – Boosting cash flow for employers

An economic stimulus package is being put in place to support businesses to manage cash flow challenges and assist them retain their employees to continue to stay viable through the...
Award Flexibility During Coronavirus

Award Flexibility During Coronavirus

Workers may soon have access to unpaid pandemic leave and extended annual leave at reduced rates to help keep them in their jobs through the coronavirus crisis.  On 1 April 2020, the...
Economic Stimulus Package – Supporting apprentices and trainees

Economic Stimulus Package – Supporting apprentices and trainees

The Government is encouraging and supporting businesses to retain apprentices and trainees to ensure continuity of skilled workers across our trade industries. Eligible employers can...
Boost to mental health services, domestic violence support and Medicare assistance

Boost to mental health services, domestic violence support and Medicare assistance

The Government released further funding on March 29 to support the secondary effects of the health and economic impact of the coronavirus. This package is designed to provide care and help...
Early childhood education and care subsidy

Early childhood education and care subsidy

Child care and early childhood education is critical for families who rely on it so they can continue to work throughout this ongoing crisis, particularly those who are working in critical...
Temporary Access to Super

Temporary Access to Super

As part of the measures taken by the government to support those impacted by COVID-19 some people will be able to access up to $10,000 of their super between now and 1 July 2020, with a...
Accelerated depreciation deductions to benefit businesses

Accelerated depreciation deductions to benefit businesses

The Government has accelerated depreciation deductions for the next 15 months. Up until June 30, 2021, businesses turning over less than $500 million will be able to deduct 50 per cent of...
Support for business investment

Support for business investment

The government is loosening the criteria around the instant asset write-off. Pre-Coronavirus, businesses with a turnover of up to $50 million could instantly write-off the purchase of...
Economic Stimulus Package – JobSeeker or JobKeeper

Economic Stimulus Package – JobSeeker or JobKeeper

In a rapidly evolving response to the spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government announced in March a new suite of welfare packages to help Australians who've found themselves out of work....
Economic Stimulus Package – Payments to love income households and pensioners

Economic Stimulus Package – Payments to love income households and pensioners

As part of the Government's series of measures to support the economy and individuals through the Coronovirus crisis, Newstart recipients, age pensioners and veterans are being provided...
Economic Stimulus Package – What it means for pensioners

Economic Stimulus Package – What it means for pensioners

Federal Government’s second support package announced March 22, flicked the switch to more income support for retirees. Retirees affected by falling superannuation balances and deeming...
Economic Stimulus Package – What it means for self-funded retirees

Economic Stimulus Package – What it means for self-funded retirees

Federal Government’s second support package announced on March 22 offered assistance for self-funded retirees. Minimum drawdown rates for account-based pensions and similar products...
The JobKeeper Program: Help for businesses

The JobKeeper Program: Help for businesses

The Australian Government has announced unprecedented assistance to help businesses of all sizes manage their cashflow and retain their employees. The six-month JobKeeper Payment of...
JobKeeper Payment: What is it, how much and who is eligible

JobKeeper Payment: What is it, how much and who is eligible

The Australian Government’s JobKeeper program is designed to help an estimated six million workers to retain their jobs through the crisis. Eligible employees will earn $1500 per...
Making peace with the unknown

Making peace with the unknown

Life constantly challenges us with unknowns, yet some of these hit closer to home and harder than others in their impact. The coronavirus is unprecedented in our lifetimes, so we are...
Where to seek advice in uncertain times

Where to seek advice in uncertain times

With the ongoing escalation of the COVID-19 crisis many people are struggling. Huge changes are happening and we’re all being affected, socially, emotionally and financially. If your...
Coronavirus and Stimulus Packages

Coronavirus and Stimulus Packages

In these unprecedented times, we have seen an unprecedented response by both Commonwealth and State governments in efforts to keep the economy moving along, as well as keeping people...
Coronavirus Safety Net Expanded: What does it mean for you?

Coronavirus Safety Net Expanded: What does it mean for you?

In a rapidly evolving response to the spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government’s second support package announced over the weekend has flicked the switch to more income support for...

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