Members in Western Australia are advised that the WA Small Business Development Corporation have set up a dedicated page of the latest information dealing with coronavirus which is relevant to small businesses in WA. The site will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Members may be interested in the Australian Women's Leadership Symposia which are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce.
Due to COVID-19, the first three of these events will be delivered as both a one-day online event (over the next few months) and a one-day face-to-face networking session (much later in the year).
An attendance discount of 25% is currently available.
For more information and to book: www.wla.edu.au/symposium
Now, with cashflow more critical than ever, understanding recent changes to security of payment regimes and the effects of COVID-19-induced legislation is crucial for clients and their advisors alike. Matthew Hickey and Bianca Kabel of Level 27 Chambers will deliver a concise and practical summary of what was, is and might be, when it comes to securing payment for construction projects of all sizes and at all stages of development.
More information is available here.
Please click here to register.
Members may be interested in the "Use of Technology in Hong Kong Courts" webinar presented by SCL HK on Wednesday 29 April 2020. Further details are available here.
The ATO has provided information on a simplified method for claiming deductions for anyone working from home as a result of COVID-19. It can be downloaded here.
Members may be interested in the latest update provided by Simon Draper, CEO of Infrastructure NSW
The ATO has published a brochure to assist those in the building and construction industry when preparing their tax return which we have uploaded to the Society of Construction Law website here.
For those working in allied profession the ATO has also work-related expenses guides for many professions including: engineers, tradespeople and lawyers.
For more information, or to download the guides available for other specific occupations, visit www.ato.gov.au/occupation20.
The Government is enhancing the Boosting Cash Flow for Employers measure it announced on 12 March 2020. The Government is providing up to $100,000 to eligible small and medium-sized businesses, and not for-profits (NFPs) that employ people, with a minimum payment of $20,000. These payments are intended to help businesses and NFPs with their cash flow so they can keep operating, pay their rent, electricity and other bills and retain staff.
Small and medium-sized business entities with aggregated annual turnover under $50 million and that employ workers are eligible. NFPs, including charities, with aggregated annual turnover under $50 million and that employ workers will now also be eligible. This will support employment at a time where NFPs are facing increasing demand for services.
For more information please click here