COVID-19 Update Recent Announcements

Apr 20, 2020

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:

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.

 

Support For Bushfire Affected Businesses

Support For Bushfire Affected Businesses

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...

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Veterans’ Wellbeing Centre in Nowra

Veterans’ Wellbeing Centre in Nowra

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...

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Australian Government Regional Bushfire Recovery Measures

Australian Government Regional Bushfire Recovery Measures

Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program Local economic recovery plans will help towns and regions hit by bushfires get back on their feet as part of a new $650 million package of support from the Australian Government. As part of the Regional Bushfire...

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