Monthly Archives: March 2020

The power of diversification, discipline and long-term focus

These are unnerving times for investors. Markets are roiled by the outbreak of COVID-19 and its potential – and still uncertain – global health and economic impacts. Investors probably will experience three or four of these type of market events in their lifetime – October 2008 when the global financial crisis hit being the last […]

$130 billion JobKeeper Payment to help keep Australians in jobs

On 30 March, the Government announced the $130 billion JobKeeper Payment to help keep Australians in jobs as we deal with the significant economic impact from the Coronavirus. For more information please click here for the JobKeeper Payment factsheet JobKeeper payment – Information for employers If your business has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus you […]

What the coronavirus stimulus package means for individuals, retirees and the Australian economy

With the COVID-19 coronavirus crippling the Australian economy and affecting livelihoods, the Australian Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support both businesses and individuals. The information in this article was last updated on Wednesday 25 March. The total stimulus announced to date is worth $189 billion, or 10% of the size of […]

What the coronavirus stimulus package means for SMEs and the Australian economy

With the COVID-19 coronavirus crippling the Australian economy and affecting livelihoods, the Australian Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).   The total stimulus (including for individuals) announced to date is worth $189 billion, or 10% of the size of the Australian economy, and the government has […]

Cybersecurity concerns for business in an era of working from home

As government-mandated lockdown comes into force, there are some existing risks to small business that could be felt more acutely if precautions aren’t taken. That’s right, it’s time to rethink your cybersecurity protocols. Small businesses are already experiencing a financial downturn as a result of COVID-19. Now, governments in Australia and New Zealand have announced […]

Kids in the kitchen – entertaining the kids these school holidays

By guest author, Emily Connell Gronholt, Nutritional Medicine Practitioner  There is no better time to be getting our kids in the kitchen, with school holidays looking completely different this year as the country grapples with the spread of coronavirus. The idea of letting kids in the kitchen can be daunting, and you might be wondering […]

8 ways to look after your mental health while working from home

By guest author, Emily Connell Gronholt, Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Working from home has suddenly become the new norm as Australia faces the spread of the coronavirus. For many, this is accompanied by having children at home.   Loneliness and lack of connectivity are a real risk of extended periods of working from home, as is […]

8 steps to prepare for the Financial Impacts of the Coronavirus

Much of the media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is focusing on the potential health impacts. The potential financial impacts are likely to be severe as well, including: a slowdown in the economy, job losses, drops in income, and straining household budgets. However, just like you can take physical health precautions, now is the time […]

2nd Economic Response to the Coronavirus 22 March 2020

While the full economic effects from the virus remain uncertain, the outlook has deteriorated since the Government’s initial Economic Response announced on 12 March 2020.     The spread of the virus worldwide has broadened, and is expected to be more prolonged. Governments, both international and domestic, have announced stricter mitigation measures to slow the […]