COVID-19 Update Recent Announcements
Additional information regarding the Australian Government’s COVID-19 measures and support packages is now available.
Updates from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has provided information about the following topics:
The Higher Education Relief Package, which will support workers displaced by the pandemic to upskill or retrain, while also supporting universities and other providers of higher education to continue teaching
The Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package – Exceptional Circumstances Supplementary Payment, which is available to providers / services needing a ‘top up’ on the Early Childhood Education and Care Package payment in order to remain viable.
Telecommunications relief package
NBN Co will provide $150 million in financial relief to internet providers to assist families and businesses to stay connected through the agreement of telecommunication hardship principles.
Aviation industry support
The Australian Government will support Qantas and Virgin Australia Groups to operate a minimum domestic network.
Support for regional and small publishers
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has brought forward the release of the 2020 round of the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund. Applications will now open in late April.
The Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service (RSS) has been created to support affected households, landholders and communities recover from our summer Bushfires. The team of 11 staff offer free long term, flexible and informal point of entry for residents who...
The Australian Government will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retaining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities. The package consist of: The new $1 billion JobTrainer program to provide up to an...
Ernst & Young have been in discussions with the Department of Regional NSW about delivering tailored and intensive support for bushfire affected businesses in the region. As a result of those conversations, RDA FSC is pleased to advise the establishment of virtual...
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Commonwealth Government has pledged $5 million to build a Veterans’ Wellbeing Centre in Nowra, to provide integrated support and services to veterans and their families from the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands. The Nowra VWC...