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The JobKeeper Payment

written by:
Darren Hagarty


On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government unveiled their latest economic response to the Coronavirus, a $130-billion government wage subsidy known as the JobKeeper Payment. Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the Coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a…

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COVID-19 Support from the Banks

written by:
Darren Hagarty


Banks are working with their customers to provide support through the COVID-19 pandemic. This is on the back of a range of measures announced by the government as part of their Coronavirus Stimulus Package, including: Loan Repayment Relief Banks will defer loan repayments for six months for small businesses who need assistance because of the impacts of the coronavirus. SME Loan Guarantee Scheme The Government will establish the Coronavirus SME…

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package

written by:
Josh McMullen


In response to the economic fallout from the Coronavirus, the Government has announced a range of measures to assist business and individuals.  These measures are all subject to the passage of legislation through Parliament. Business Investment $700 million to increase the instant asset write off threshold from $30,000 to $150,000 and expand access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million) until…

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New Year’s Resolutions

written by:
Darren Hagarty


As 2014 beckons and our minds turn to New Year’s Resolutions, here are a few ideas to assist you to shape your own: Friends and family …. In a world that has become increasingly virtual, don’t lose sight of the importance of connecting with friends and family in person. Self … Forget about being someone else – just be yourself. When you have the courage to just be who you are, without apology or pretence, so…

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Make the final couple of months of the year count

written by:
Darren Hagarty


Recently I was at home on a weekend. It was late afternoon, I was on the back deck, drenched by a vanilla twilight. The radio was playing and I was relaxed. Then all that changed. An advertisement played telling me how many weeks there were until Christmas. The reality hit home that another calendar year was winding down. I start to reflect on the goals I had set for the…

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