CEO UPDATE: COVID-19: Resources for Partners and Members

17th Apr 20

Resources for Partners and Members


JobKeeper Payments

The ATO have released comprehensive information regarding the administration of the JobKeeper payment this week. What you need to know:

  • Eligibility requirements that have previously been communicated remain the same, however there is further explanation how a reduction in turnover can be evidenced including the provision for the Taxation Commissioner to extend an ‘alternative test’ if your organisation falls outside the standard “turnover tests”

  • Applications open on April 20 via the ATO website.

  • Prior to submitting an application, you are required to have all eligible employees complete and sign a JobKeeper employee nomination process which can be found on the ATO website.

  • Employers wanting JobKeeper payments to start from the fortnight commencing 30 March must apply by April 26.

  • Continue to pay at least $1500 to each eligible employee per JobKeeper fortnight (the first fortnight being 30 March – 12 April).

  • The first payments are due to be released in the first week of May.

I encourage you to visit the ATO website for the full and current details of how to apply and access these important payments.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have developed a Job Keeper Payment Employer Guide to assist.


AMSRS Activities

Virtual Catch Upswe invite you to join us in an informal chat to touch base “in person” with your research peers.

Member Info Hub – a number of free research white papers, journals and resources have been released by various organisations. We are putting these on a dedicated page on the website for members to access.

Click here for find current presentations from people and topics like

  • Bernard Salt on Australia beyond COVID-19
  • Mark Ritson – Brands Do Best in Times of Trouble
  • Julia Banks on Post Crisis Management
  • Thimon de Jong – The Trust Pendulum – during and after the Corona Pandemic

New Resources rolling out soon - we are rolling out a 10 minute webinar series for Company and Client Partners over the next few weeks on the JobKeeper Payment and other business support services. Stay tuned for details.