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Workplace laws and government support during coronavirus

Associations Forum has gathered a list of essential resources from various authorities that provide answers to frequently asked questions. 

Australian workplace laws regarding coronavirus.

Fairwork has issued a list of important Government information about coronavirus, the workplace and the obligations to employees under the Fair Work Act. This information is designed to help employers navigate the obligations during the coronavirus crisis and answer some of the frequently asked questions. 

This page includes information on the following topics: 

  • stand-downs from work
  • enforceable government directions and stand-down provisions
  • working arrangements impacted by school closures and 
  • pay and sick leave entitlements

          Click here to view          

Australian Government coronavirus information and support for business.  

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing of the new government support packages for businesses on This page is updated as new information becomes available and should be book-marked to ensure you have access to the latest information.  

This page includes information on the following topics: 
  • Restrictions on non-essential services
  • Support available for sole traders, employers and companies
  • Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off
  • Backing Business Investment (BBI)
  • Increased and accelerated income support
  • Early access to superannuation
  • Supporting the flow of credit
  • Boosting cash flow for employers
  • Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses
  • Assistance for affected regions, communities and industries
  • State and territory information, grants and assistance
  • Support for existing government program participants and applicants
  • Business information – tax, travel and continuity

          Click here to view          

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