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.
Food relief in NSW is available for people who are experiencing hardship and do not have the means to obtain their own groceries. This also applies to people who have been directed to self-isolate. Find out more information at Food-relief-services [pdf-embedder...
This fast-track TAFE NSW Statement in English for Employment (800-000357) is offered fee-free to skilled and overseas qualified professionals to prepare them for the Australian job market. Cost: This course is funded by the NSW Government and delivered by TAFE NSW to...
NSW businesses invited to join a new e-Commerce program in June 2021 On behalf of Investment NSW, Global Trade Professionals Alliance will facilitate a transformative capability development program for NSW businesses which is experiential and engaging, and includes:...
The OECD recently launched the Report: Linking Indigenous Communities with Regional Development in Australia – a copy of this report and further information is available at: Linking Indigenous Communities with Regional Development in Australia. The report provides...