Regional Development Australia: Assistance for affected regions, communities and industries

The Government has set aside $1 billion to support communities, regions and industries most significantly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. These funds will be available to assist during the outbreak and to help with the recovery. Read more. Source: Australian Government. Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/

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Regional Development Australia: Supporting Apprentices and Trainees

Businesses that employ an apprentice or trainee may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50% of their wage paid from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer. Support will also be provided to the […]

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Regional Development Australia: Support for the agriculture workforce during Covid-19

The Government has announced temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need to secure Australia’s food and produce supply during COVID-19. The changes allow those within the Pacific Labour scheme, Seasonal Worker Program and working holiday makers to continue to work in agriculture and food processing until the coronavirus crisis […]

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Regional Development Australia: CEDA Snapshot

CEDA livestream on economic impacts of COVID-19. Mostly told what we already know but some figures and interesting predictions from leading economists: Tourism/hospitality sector the worst hit and will impact GDP by 15%. International visitation will collapse for several years so internal tourism will be important and likely as Australians may be nervous about going […]

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LATEST: Regional Development Australia Updates

Updates from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has provided information about the following topics: The Higher Education Relief Package, which will support workers displaced by the pandemic to upskill or retrain, while also supporting universities and other providers of higher education to continue teaching The Early Childhood Education […]

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