COVID-19 Support Measures



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Support Measures


Summary of Commonwealth Government Initiatives

JobKeeper Payments

Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off

Backing Business Investment

Temporary Relief for Financially Distressed Businesses

Tax Payments Support Plan

Boosting Cash Flow for Employers

Quick and Efficient Access to Credit for Small Business

Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme

Mandatory Code for Commercial Leasing

Supporting Apprentices and Trainees


States and Territories