COVID-19 Updates


Dear all,

Individuals and businesses alike face an unprecedented challenge from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its flow on impacts to the economy and financial welfare of the population.

We are committed to assisting you during this challenging time. To that end we will provide ongoing updates on this page to keep you informed on government announcements, critical updates on economic stimulus, and other relevant guidance as it is released.


Announcement: JobKeeper Extended

Originally, JobKeeper & JobSeeker payments were going to end in September 2020 but due to new COVID-19 cases popping up, it looks like the…

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Beware COVID-19 Tax Scams

The ATO has provided tell-tale signs on how to identify and protect yourselves from tax scammers as fraudsters take advantage of the COVID-19 fears.…

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Walker Wayland NSW 2020 Financial Reporting Webinar

Our Head of Audit & Assurance, Wali Aziz, along with Senior Manager – Edward Chow and Carmen Ridley (AASB Board Member) delivered the Walker…

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ASIC announce extension for unlisted entity financial reports due to COVID-19

In further measures to ease pressure on businesses struggling due to COVID-19, ASIC have granted additional time for unlisted entity financial reporting and will…

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New to working from home thanks to COVID-19? The ATO has announced an easier way to claim when tax time comes around

As the COVID19 pandemic continues to change the day to day running of our lives – many more Australians will find themselves working from…

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COVID-19 Rental Relief: Mandatory industry code for commercial and retail leases

Through the tumultuous challenges that COVID19 pandemic has brought along with it – one major burden facing businesses who have faced extreme economic downturn…

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Changes to visas to assist with COVID-19 Pandemic including new Subclass 408.

The Australian Government has announced the introduction of a new visa to assist in this difficult time where the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect…

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$10,000 grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19 who have ‘slipped through the cracks’

The NSW government announced a further economic measure to assist businesses through navigating the challenging COVID-19 period. This announcement was aimed at small businesses…

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Third Federal Government Stimulus package announced: Businesses to receive wage subsidies to keep their employees.

In the midst of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic – the government has announced not one, two but three economic stimulus packages to attempt to…

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Would you like to know more?

If you would like to discuss any of the above updates in more detail or have other queries about how you can make the right decisions for the future of your business and your income, please contact your usual Walker Wayland contact on 02 9951 5400 or via email directly.