COVID-19 Resources and Support

Austmine Event Safe Framework

COVID-19 has impacted businesses around the world and whilst the Australian METS sector is strong, it is not immune. At Austmine, our main priority is the health and safety of our members, guests and speakers. The purpose of this document is to outline new processes and protocols to help ensure the safety of everyone at our events moving forward.

As restrictions start to ease and we begin our return to business as usual, Austmine is currently working on several hygienic and preventative measures to be practiced at our future events to maintain the safety and healthy wellbeing of our attendees.

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Government Measures & Updates

The Australian Government is implementing measures to support businesses impacted by Covid-19.

Austmine is collating information here to ensure our members are aware of the initiatives, information and resources available to them.

Below we have State Government Business & Industry Advice; Funding, Relief and Other Financial Information; and an overview from METS Ignited.

Latest Border Controls & Exemptions

Summary of Border Controls and Exemptions (as at 11 January 2021)
Summary of Border Controls and Exemptions (as at 4 January 2021)
Summary of Border Controls and Exemptions (as at 11 December 2020)
Summary of Border Controls and Exemptions (as at 19 November 2020)

State Government Business & Industry Advice

Western Australia

COVID-19: Business Tools and Information

Queensland

COVID-19 Business Assistance Finder

New South Wales

COVID-19 Assistance Finder
COVID-19 Help for Small Businesses

Victoria

COVID-19 Business Information
Permitted Work Premises Information (as at 5 August 2020)

South Australia

COVID-19 Business Information and Support

Northern Territory

COVID-19 News, Updates and Alerts
Support for Business

ACT

Economic Survival Package

Tasmania

COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Business Support, Grants and Loans


Funding, Relief and Other Financial Information

Boosting Cash Flow for Employers

Provides up to $100,000 back to small and medium-sized businesses, with a minimum payment of $20,000 for eligible businesses. The payments will provide cash flow support to businesses with a turnover of less than $50 million and not-for-profit entities that employ staff. The payment will be tax free.

Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses

There is a temporary increase to the threshold at which creditors can issue a statutory demand on a company and the time companies have to respond to statutory demands they receive. This includes temporary relief for directors from any personal liability for trading while insolvent, and providing temporary flexibility in the Corporations Act 2001 to provide temporary and targeted relief from provisions of the Act.

Supporting the Flow of Credit

The Government, Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority have taken coordinated action to support the flow of credit in the Australian economy, in particular for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Visit business.gov.au for complete information on support assistance available for sole traders, employers and companies.