Links to External Services

Government Incentives & Taxation Support

The government, through the ATO, has several initiatives to support the businesses and employers who have been impacted by COVID-19. These are some of the initiatives as at 10 September 2020, and we recommend you talk to your tax advisor regarding your particular tax situation.

Initiatives

Description

JobKeeper

Payments made to eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by COVID-19 to help them retain employees.

Cash flow boosts for employers

Temporary cash flow boosts (between $20,000 to $100,000) to support eligible small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations

Varying PAYG instalments

Instalments (including to $0) can be varied if the current amount or rate will result in overpayment of tax for the period due to COVID-19. 

Changing GST reporting cycles

If businesses are in a GST refund position, they can consider changing from quarterly to monthly reporting which means quicker access to GST refunds.  

GST deferral scheme

Eligible GST-registered importers may apply to defer payments of GST on all taxable imports into Australia until lodgement of the activity statement.

Payment deferrals

ATO may be able to defer payment due dates and stop interest accruing for income tax payments due after 23 January 2020, fringe benefits tax and excise, and set up a payment plan.

Other State, Territory and Local Government support

 

 

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Keeping our people and yours safe through the pandemic has been a priority for John Holland. These organisations can help your business and your people in the following ways.

Resources

Description

Links

Fair Work Ombudsman

Education, assistance, advice and guidance to employers, employees and others on pay, government subsidies and workplace conditions and arrangements.

COVID-19

Information and advice to business and industry (non-healthcare) on managing the risk of coronavirus and complying with current restrictions and obligations. Provides information in languages other than English.

Contact the Health Authority for your State or Territory.

Workplace Safety

Information for different industry sectors on managing the risk of coronavirus, employer and employee workplace health and safety obligations and reporting requirements. Provides information in languages other than English.

Contact the Work Health and Safety Regulator for your State or Territory.

 

 

Mental Health

Organisation

Description

Contact

John Holland EAP

  • Confidential and Free 24/7 counselling
  • Open to John Holland employees, their direct family members and currently also contractors.
  • Up to 6 sessions with the possibility of review after.

Beyond Blue

  • Phone Support Service (24/7)
  • Online chat and support via email
  • New Access Program
  • Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing
  • Anxiety and depression checklist (K10)
  • https://www.beyondblue.org.au
  • 1300 22 4636 (general)
  • 1800 512 348 (Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service) – includes chat online option

Mensline

  • Support for men
  • Phone Support Service (24/7)
  • Online chat and support via email

Lifeline

  • 24/7 crisis support

Suicide Callback Service

  • Support for those in crisis
  • Online and phone 24/7

Parentline

  • Support for parents
  • 8am-10pm, 7 days a week
  • Free counselling and support