A legislative package has been pushed through Parliament which contains a number of bills that implement the government's economic response to the spread of the coronavirus.
The relief package of legislation consisted of several separate bills, which were all introduced to Parliament within a short period of time. The legislation has now passed both houses, with most applying from mid-March.
The government further announced at the end of March a further massive subsidy for businesses to help them retain employees so they are ready to get back to business when the current coronavirus issues subside. The new subsidy is called the JobKeeper payment.
The key points of the JobKeeper payment follow, with the relief package explained after that.. continue reading our April Newsletter here