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14.04.20

OzCo Resilience Fund

The Australia Council have created a program to assist struggling artists outside of all of the other forms of funding available.

14.04.20

ATO helps those working from home

The ATO has announced a temporary simplified short cut method to make it easier for individual taxpayers to claim deductions for additional running expenses incurred (e.g., additional heating, cooling and lighting costs), as a result of working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

14.04.20

How to deal with the banks during Covid-19

Are The Banks Our Friends Again? The answer is, probably not, but it appears  they have become a lot easier to deal with and seem a little more open to discussions about the rate of interest on your loan as well as deferring repayments.

10.04.20

Funding for the Arts in the Time of Crisis

This article seeks to  provide a handy guide to financial assistance which is being made available by the Federal, State, and some municipal governments and as well as by individual funding bodies for the general public and for the creative industries in particular.

09.04.20

COVID-19 Scams

We again write to you warning you about new scams that are doing the rounds via either text messages or emails

15.04.20

Coronavirus and the Arts

All forms of the arts have been dealt a savage blow with the advent of the Coronavirus.

15.04.20

Responding to the New, Frightening and Rapidly Changing Normal

Ping. Another email, another announcement; the cancellation of an exhibition, the closure of a gallery, a musical, a festival, the next six productions of a major state theatre company, the postponement of an international biennale, the cancellation of a major tour. We are in lockdown.

31.03.20

Job Seeker Package

You ask and maybe, just maybe, you may get! This announcement of the JobKeeper package  heralds some help for the self employed and contractors.
 

30.03.20

Covid-19 Superannuation changes

The Federal Government recently announced (on 22nd March 2020) several Superannuation measures as part of its second stimulus package to assist self-funded retirees curb the economic impact Coronavirus.

27.03.20

More help needed for the self employed

While the stimulus announcements from both the Federal and various State Governments have been very welcome, there has been very little in the announced packages to support self employed small businesses.

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