We are in an unprecedented health and economic crisis. It’s something that affects all of us, and we can only get through it by working together.
My office is receiving a high volume of calls and therefore the best way to reach me is by email. You can do that by clicking here.
It is important to keep yourself up-to-date on the latest advice and information.
The National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Our communities are suffering and many people are in need of mental health support. You can find a list of mental health support services by clicking here.
Here is a good information guide for people to help them manage their mental health at home.
JOBKEEPER, TAX AND SUPERANNUATION
The Australian Taxation Office provides the essential information on JobKeeper, tax and accessing superannuation on their website ato.gov.au
The ATO is also responsible for:
- giving individuals early access to their superannuation
- providing cash flow assistance for employers
- increasing the instant asset write-off, making more businesses eligible
- backing business investment by accelerating depreciation deductions.
It is also important to know your workplace rights under the new COVID-19 rules. The Fair Work Ombudsman has useful information on the website coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au If you need advice on taking action against your employer, visit the Fair Work Commission website fwc.gov.au
Services Australia provides the essential information on JobSeeker, a payment you can get through Centrelink if you've lost your job. Click here for more information. If you are under 22, use this link.