I have been getting a lot of similar queries this last week – and I’ll be honest – it’s difficult keeping on top of all the phone calls and emails, as well as process this behemoth stimulus package.
(AND afterall, I DO have a scarf to knit.🤣)
If I haven’t got back to you yet, I humbly apologise.
As you know, the Government is moving quickly with announcements and there is masses of policy being made ‘on the run’.
Truth is, at the moment I don’t know for sure if you are “JobKeeper” or “JobSeeker”. Many of you are somewhere in between, OR even a bit of both.
To help work through all the issues, and share information as it comes to hand, as well as answer your many questions, I’ve created a Facebook Group (Your Business Matters) – so please join the group HERE.
And simply fire away. Ask me your questions (and I will answer them). Make comments. Communicate and support each other. AND if you know of any other creatives, musicians, live performers, who might benefit, please invite them to join.
I also want to remind everyone that the Covid-19 Treasury Factsheets, and many of the announcements, are not yet in legislation. So while they give a broad overview, in reality, the final legislated details may be quite different.
Once we have legislation, I will interpret it and query the nitty gritty ‘real-life’ bits that aren’t properly explained. The bits that may help (or hinder) YOU.
Rest assured that I am keeping across ALL official Government updates – and plenty more. (That is also code for ‘no need to email me stuff’.)
And finally, while it’s incredibly hard now, I believe after weeks/months in quarantine, Australians will come out the other end of this with a renewed appreciation for our home-grown musicians, artists and creatives.
I also suspect it will be some time before foreign acts will be performing internationally. That means there is a captive audience of Aussies just waiting to go to the local pub, have a beer and watch a live performance.
For more of our blog updates on the Australian Covid 19 stimulus packages check out our blog here.
And remember, join our new Facebook Group Your Business Matters and post your questions and comments!