SmartMeals

SmartMeals provides meals to the homeless while saving hospo jobs

CafeSmart organiser Streetsmart Australia has provided more than 5400 meals to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic through its SmartMeals program. StreetSmart Australia says charity meals programs are shut across the country. With gatherings restricted and older volunteers protecting their health, food security for vulnerable Australians is an emerging challenge. At the same time restaurants and cafés are closing or reducing hours. This is making people with limited resources vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
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Enrolment opens for JobKeeper

Enrolment opens for JobKeeper

Enrolment is now open for the government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment scheme. The scheme is to support businesses significantly affected by the coronavirus to help keep more Australians in jobs. The JobKeeper payment is open to eligible employers, sole traders, and other entities to enable them to pay their eligible employee’s salary or wages of at least $1500 (before tax) per fortnight.
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ATO Employers JobKeeper

ATO: Employers need to get ready for JobKeeper now

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says the new JobKeeper Payment has passed through parliament and it is working to assist employers access the scheme, helping them to retain their employees. The program will be administered by the ATO and will involve employers checking that they are eligible and then enrolling with the ATO to be paid the JobKeeper payments. Employers will receive a monthly payment for each eligible employee who was paid by the business during the previous month.
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