JobKeeper Extension

    18/09/2020
  • 18 September 2020 In July 2020, the Government announced that the existing JobKeeper Scheme would be extended until 28 March 2021 but with changes to the payment rates and to how the decline in turnover is tested. Legislation to extend the scheme has now received royal assent and this week, both the Treasurer and the Read more…

  • News Flash – Job Keeper Update

    20/08/2020
  • 20 August 2020 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ELIGIBILITY AND APPROACHING DEADLINES  Employers top five must do actions Businesses participating in the existing JobKeeper scheme must reconsider the eligibility of their employees in order to identify those employees now brought into the existing JobKeeper Scheme under the new 1 July 2020 eligibility test.  Familiarise yourself with the Read more…

  • JobKeeper Round 2

    22/07/2020
  • 22 July 2020 After weeks of uncertainty about the future of the JobKeeper and JobSeeker emergency payments, the Morrison government has announced that it will extend the schemes for a further six months (13 fortnights), but both schemes will be reduced after a Treasury review foresees such subsidies in the current form could act as Read more…

  • JOBKEEPER UPDATES AND ATO PUBLICATIONS

    08/05/2020
  • 8 May  2020 The latest figures from Treasury show that  approximately 730,000 businesses have now enrolled for the JobKeeper scheme extending to approximately  4.7 million employees. Professional, scientific and technical services are currently the largest industry group to register for JobKeeper, accounting for 14.7 per cent of total enrolments.  The construction industry group was next Read more…

  • AN UPDATE – JOBKEEPER PAYMENT SCHEME – Extension of Time to Enrol

    29/04/2020
  • 28 April 2020 AMENDMENTS TO THE JOBKEEPER SCHEME It was another busy week of updates to the JobKeeper Scheme with Treasury announcing on Friday a number of changes and the ATO updating its time frame around enrolment and payment for the first JobKeeper payments over the weekend. For everything you need to know about these changes Read more…

  • Cooper Partners Webinar

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Unpacking the JobKeeper Program – Alternative Decline in Turnover Tests

    28/04/2020
  • Our recent webinar held on Tuesday 28 April 2020 runs through the latest on the JobKeeper Program. The Government released the eagerly anticipated JobKeeper Alternative Decline in Turnover Tests late last week.  For many employers, the JobKeeper Payment scheme is a vital subsidy and the difference of being able to retain their workforce or not.  With the Read more…

  • Alternative Turnover Test Rules Released

    24/04/2020
  • The eagerly anticipated alternative decline in turnover test rules for the JobKeeper payment scheme was registered yesterday on Thursday 23 April 2020. As you know, in order to be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment, businesses must have suffered a substantial decline in their turnover. The JobKeeper Rules require a basic test for assessing this decline Read more…

  • WA State Government Unveils Leasing Codes

    20/04/2020
  • We alert you to the long-awaited release as of 16 April 2020 of the Western Australian Codes of leasing currently in front of Parliament waiting to be passed. Since the National Cabinet announced the Mandatory Code of Conduct on 7 April 2020 for commercial tenancies, each State government has been working on designing their framework for Read more…

  • Cooper Partners Webinar

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Unpacking the JobKeeper Payment Program

    15/04/2020
  • Our latest webinar, held Tuesday 14th April 2020, had a look at the latest with the JobKeeper Payment Program. The Government has released further details last week regarding the JobKeeper Payment measures.  For many employers it is a vital subsidy and the difference of being able to retain their workforce. There has been some significant developments since Read more…

  • Unpacking the JobKeeper Payment Rules

    11/04/2020
  • Federal Parliament has now passed laws giving effect to the Morrison Government’s historic $130 billion wage subsidy scheme, which will deliver fortnightly payments of $1,500 to an estimated six million workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The package passed both houses of parliament with Labor support, after the Coalition rebuffed calls to expand eligibility to one Read more…