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July 13, 2020

Fresh $534m support package for Victorian businesses

The Victorian government has announced new $5,000 grants for businesses impacted by the second round of restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.   Up to […]
June 15, 2020

$150k instant asset write-off extended for 6 months

The $150,000 instant asset write-off has now been extended until the end of the year as the government looks to spur businesses to invest.   The instant […]
May 28, 2020

Victoria’s Business Support Fund Extended to JobKeeper Participants

On 23 March, the Victorian Government announced its $500 million Business Support Fund as part of a $1.7 billion stimulus package. Initially only available to small […]
May 14, 2020

National Cabinet’s Mandatory code of Conduct for COVID-19: How it affects landlords and tenants

The Victorian regulations to implement the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct (National Code) for COVID-19 which impacts landlords and tenants, was passed on Friday 1 […]
April 22, 2020

ATO confirms ‘one in, all in’ JobKeeper feature

Employers will not be allowed to cherry-pick employees to put forward for the JobKeeper payment scheme, the ATO has now confirmed.   The ATO has now […]
April 9, 2020

‘Guidance has never been so important’: $130bn JobKeeper legislation passes

‘Guidance has never been so important’: $130bn JobKeeper legislation passes   A special one-day sitting of Parliament has now approved the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and […]
March 11, 2020

Passive directors at ‘real risk’ under new DPN regime

Accountants have been urged to warn passive directors on their personal liabilities with GST after new laws were recently passed.   From 1 April, the Commissioner […]