CEO UPDATE: COVID-19 JobKeeper Payment Update

24th Apr 20

 As we continue to move through this current situation, we maintain our commitment to providing the support, help and resources that our members need during this time of crisis and into recovery.

JobKeeper Payment Update

The ATO portal to apply for the Job Keeper Payment is now opened. You (or your accountant) need to apply through the ATO’s Business Portal, in ATO online services using myGov if you are a sole trader or through a registered tax or BAS agent. An updated JobKeeper Payment guide from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) can be accessed here

Free Member Resources Hub

At this difficult time we have pulled together some free resources – free webinars, presentations, journals and conference papers for you to access to assist with skill development and your ongoing learning needs. Members and Partners have access to this page to watch this content at your convenience - click here.

We have added the free webinar - An Introduction to open-source text analytics using R with Ray Poynter
In this session, Ray provided advice and suggestions for getting started with R, and demonstrated and deconstructed the process of analysing text using R. If you missed the webinar or would like to see it again you can find it online at the above link.

Please note the AMSRS website will be down from 5pm today to 9am Monday 4th May while we make some important upgrades including a new On-Demand Training page. 

AMSRS Webinars

I recognise that we are currently overwhelmed by webinar opportunities and access to digital content, however, there are two webinars that we are putting on in the next few weeks that might be of interest

28th Apr 20: Design Thinking (Navigating wicked problems and business ambiguity)

12th May 20: When and how to use social media for data collection

Member Virtual Coffee Meeting

Every second Friday at 11.30am our members are invited to join us in an informal chat to touch base “in person” with your peers. Each Friday we cover a topic of interest, focused on direct member feedback and last Friday 17th April we discussed online qual.

The next catch up will be on Friday 8 May at 11.30am on. If you would like to book in for this catch up please click here to register.

Stay healthy and safe and get in touch if you have any questions. Our physical office is shut but we remain open remotely (02) 9566 3100.