Drought Resilience grants – encouraging innovation

• Applications open for $10 million program aimed at building drought resilience. • Organisations, farmer groups and individuals urged to apply for funding of up to $200,000. • The program is part of the Liberal National Government’s Future Drought Fund. The Liberal Nationals Government is investing in organisations, farmer groups Read more…

29 September 2020

Extension of JobKeeper and JobSeeker

The Morrison Government’s JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs are continuing to work together to support Australian workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Under the changes from 28 September 2020, the rate of JobKeeper will be $1200 per fortnight for full time employees, $750 per fortnight for people employed under 20 Read more…

28 September 2020

Human rights concerns remain in Victoria over curfew and other laws

The announcement that the draconian Melbourne curfew will cease at midnight tonight does not absolve the Victorian Government from responsibility for what appears to be a significant breach of human rights. As I stated on 10 September 2020 (see https://sarahhenderson.com.au/victorian-governments-curfew-a-serious-violation-of-human-rights/), Victoria Police and the Chief Health Officer have admitted that Read more…

27 September 2020

Reforms to support small business recovery in Victoria

New insolvency framework The Morrison Government will undertake the most significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years as part of our economic recovery plan to keep businesses in business and Australians in jobs. The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in Read more…

25 September 2020