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COVID-19 response

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Justice Connect has created a range of initiatives to respond to COVID-19 issues. We’re providing legal help to people and community organisations affected by the pandemic. 

We have free resources and webinars on issues not-for-profit are facing, including managing contractual obligations, holding meetings and navigating employment challenges.

If these don’t answer your specific question, please contact us.

We have also prepared a briefing note on some of the most pressing issues COVID-19 poses for not-for-profits, including employment, contracts and insurance. We had assistance from Clayton Utz to prepare this brief. 

Government support

Keep up to date with the Federal Government's economic response to COVID-19.  State government economic responses are also emerging - follow developments in Victoria and New South Wales.

Financial advisor Grant Thornton has published commentary on these economic measures. 

On 8 April 2020, the Australian Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill. This law provides for the JobKeeper payment. Charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) will be eligible for the payment if they estimate their turnover has fallen or will likely fall by 15 per cent or more relative to a comparable period. Read more about the JobKeeper payment here.

The JobKeeper payment will be administered by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). View the full list of COVID-19 support measures on the ATO website. The ATO has also published a list of FAQs for taxpayers.

Our other resources

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