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Coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus measures - Australian Government

The Australian Government has released a number of economic stimulus measures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our advisers have provided their expert commentary on these measures and how businesses can access them via a range of technical updates, webinars and articles. 

Please note that some of the earlier resources listed below may contain information that has since been updated by the Government and the ATO. Please contact your local BDO adviser for assistance specifically relating to your circumstances.


22/05/2020 - Technical Update: ATO confirms NDIS income is included in turnover test for JobKeeper Payment Scheme
05/05/2020 - Technical Update: Amendments to JobKeeper scheme including modified turnover test for groups and ATO guidance on schemes
27/04/2020 - Technical Update: Amendments to JobKeeper program and extensions for enrolment and payment for first two fortnights
24/04/2020 - Technical Update: ATO legislative instrument on JobKeeper alternative test
20/04/2020 - Business Tool: The JobKeeper Payments Scheme 
15/04/2020 - Article: Land tax relief for Queensland commercial and residential property owners
09/04/2020 - Webinar: COVID-19 Webinar: JobKeeper Payments
09/04/2020 - Business Tool: FAQs on Australia’s COVID-19 economic stimulus tax measures
09/04/2020 - Technical Update: Legislation with COVID-19 JobKeeper wage subsidy payments scheme passed
09/04/2020 - Article: What can Not-For-Profits gain from Government stimulus packages?
06/04/2020 - Article: Queensland COVID-19 finance update
03/04/2020 - Webinar: Latest Stimulus Updates
03/04/2020 - Webinar: Federal & SA Government Stimulus Packages
02/04/2020 - Business Tool: BDO checklist of Australian COVID-19 economic stimulus tax measures
01/04/2020 - Webinar: Federal & NSW Government Stimulus Packages
30/03/2020 - Technical Update: Government’s economic response to COVID-19 includes JobKeeper payments scheme
23/03/2020 - Technical Update: Government’s economic response to COVID-19 includes relief for individuals
23/03/2020 - Technical Update: The Employment Tax and Mobility implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
18/03/2020 - Technical Update: Australian States deliver economic stimulus packages in response to coronavirus including tax measures
13/03/2020 - Technical Update: Government’s economic response to COVID-19 includes cash flow assistance for businesses.

Refer to our Federal Budget information for a running commentary on all government economic and tax announcements.