Daily Update

by Helen Butler , 2 April 2020

Updates from Canberra

Latest Updates from PM:


From Sun night, it will be free.  Temporarily shutting off old system, Gov’t will now provide payments to Centres on 2 conditions:

  1. Centre must remain open
  2. Must seek to re-enrol parents who have dropped out.

In IR news:

  • major changes to 3 Industrial Awards – Restaurants, Hospitality, Clerks (2M + workers). 
  • Workers can swap duties and classifications,
  • WFH permitted
  • Employees can take longer annual leave at a reduced rate (ie. Double the duration of leave at ½ pay)
  • Further changes to another 103 Awards
  • Employees granted 2 weeks of unpaid pandemic leave,

We will watch this space and keep you updated on Job Keeper & Job Seeker information as it becomes legislation.

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