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Updated NSW COVID disaster payments

I have avoided writing about the NSW (and any other Hotspot zone) disaster payments that people can apply for through MyGov if they lose more than 8 hours work a week. This is for the employees to get directly from Services Australia, and not from the employer, so I did not want to get into […]

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No “Tax Policy” election

Like in the lead up to the 2007 election, where Kevin Rudd promised (almost) exactly the same tax policy as had been announced 2 days before by Howard & Costello, Albo is going to take tax out of the debate for the upcoming election… Labor in government will uphold the legislated changes to personal income […]

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JobSaver in NSW

While it is still unclear as you can’t apply till 26 July, we have a bit more information on the NSW “JobSaver” program – NSW government’s JobKeeper equivalent. The will be fortnightly payments of 40%¬†of weekly payroll, with a minimum payment of $1,500 per week and a maximum payment of $10,000 per week (or $1,000 […]

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NSW 2021 COVID-19 Business Grants

The NSW government is giving one off grants to businesses, and one of the eligibility criteria is a letter from an accountant… aka you! Three different grant amounts will be available depending on the decline in turnover experienced over a minimum 2-week period from 26 June 2021 to 26 July 2021, compared to the same […]

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Did they just announce another JobKeeper?

Is the question I was asked today. So let’s look at what they announced today for NSW employees and employers. First they increased the COVID-19 Disaster Payment¬†that employees, or anyone can claim through Services Australia. But this I not a “JobKeeper” as the employee approaches Services Australia and proves they are down to their last […]