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ATO review opens up more businesses to JobKeeper eligibility


More Australian businesses may be eligible for JobKeeper in light of the ATO’s Decision Impact Statement after a ruling by the Federal court that a company, Apted, should have been

Are you prepared for when JobKeeper ends?


JobKeeper has been the saviour for many business owners across the country. Yet many businesses still receiving the subsidy have not thought about what will happen after 28 March 2021 when

JobKeeper rules are a staffing nightmare for small business


The present JobKeeper rules are causing causing staffing issues for small businesses, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. The reduction of the JobKeeper

JobKeeper payments set for extension


Wage subsidies and dole payments will soon be extended, with the underpinning legislation on its way to federal parliament. It comes with workers in Tasmania to receive access to $1500

Easier access to JobKeeper funding announced


Coronavirus-hit businesses will get easier access to wage subsidies with the federal government injecting a further $15 billion into JobKeeper. In a move designed to cushion the economic sledgehammer blow

What you’ll have to do to keep staff on JobKeeper 2.0


JobKeeper will be extended through to 28 March 2021 in an amended, two-tier format that sees payments reduced and aligned to full or part time hours. The two-tier payments from

JobKeeper 2.0 could provide targeted income support


While Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is staying tight-lipped on the details of the changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker, potentially leaked details are pointing to a tiered, needs-based system that will exclude

100 days until JobKeeper ends – are you ready?


Just 100 days till JobKeeper ends. So it’s time for franchisors and franchisees to ask themselves the hard questions and plan for the future. Andrew Spring, partner at national insolvency solutions firm Jirsch

Dutton says JobKeeper extension possible beyond September


Peter Dutton has raised the prospect of extending JobKeeper wage subsidies beyond their September expiry date. The home affairs minister indicated the federal government had room to move in helping

What you need to know: COVID-19 stimulus packages


With many franchised businesses hard hit by the coronavirus, the various government stimulus packages could make the difference between survival and collapse for both the businesses themselves and their employees.