COVID-19 Resources

There’s no doubt these are challenging times, and it can be hard to keep up with how quickly things are progressing. Here’s a collation of key links to help with accessing the most up to date information.

Federal Support & Resources

Treasury

Treasury contains the latest information on Federal government stimulus available to businesses and individuals.

ATO

ATO have indicated support measures could include deferral of some payments, quicker access to GST refunds, and options to enter low interest payment plans for existing or future tax debts.

Business

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.

Essential Services

Details of the prohibited activities and venues that are impacted by new measures restricting non-essential services (including any exceptions that currently apply).

Legal Obligations & Rights

Consumer Rights

The ACCC have published updated guidance on consumers rights (e.g. what happens if services can’t be delivered or need to be cancelled).

Employee Rights

Fairwork have published updated guidance on employer/employee rights and obligations (e.g. how leave can be used, what happens to staff if the business ceases trading etc).

Companies & Directors

ASIC have published updated guidelines for companies and directors (e.g. guidelines on AGMs and relaxing of rules around trading insolvent).

State Support

Health & Research

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation (WHO) has the latest information on the virus.

CSIRO

CSIRO are undertaking key research in the rapid global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read the latest here.

Department of Health

This 30-minute online training module is for health care workers in all settings. It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.

COVID News

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Research Progress

Follow vaccines, therapies, diagnostics and other relevant innovations that can help humanity fight the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Australian Data

Data based on media reports and verified with updates from state and federal health departments.

Industry & Other Support

Facebook

The Facebook Small Business Grants Program is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

ASBFEO

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) have published a range of helpful information for business.

Business Council of Australia

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) have compiled useful information for large businesses.

Banks

Australian banks will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by COVID-19 for six months.

AICD

The Australian Institute of Company Directors have compiled a range of resources for Directors.

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