Jobs Australia is collating as much information as possible to help our Members navigate the workplace relations and industrial relations issues that may be arising due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Novel Coronavirus, Isolation Periods and Workplace Relations - 29 February 2020

At the time of writing, the Department of Health recommends a 14-day isolation period. Read our article for more information. 

Assistance for organisations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

This page provides information about financial assistance available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It is updated daily or as we become aware of changes. For the very latest information in these rapidly changing times, please check with the assistance provider.  Click Here.

Australian Banking Association - COVID-19 Customer FAQs - 25 March 2020

The Australian Banking Association has prepared a quick easy guide for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here.

New Jobs Hub highlighting job opportunities for Australians - 2 April 2020

The Government has today launched a new Jobs Hub which highlights which businesses and organisations have multiple jobs on offer. In this rapidly changing jobs market the Morrison Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work. Media Release.

Jobs Hub - 2 April 2020

In this rapidly changing jobs market the Australian Government is supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work. Click here. 

Update from Jobs Australia partner Employment Hero - 2 April 2020

Jobs Australia partner employment hero has delivered the following for Members of Jobs Australia and users of the employment hero platform. Click here.

An Open Letter to the National Cabinet - 6 April 2020

Immediate Actions Required for Australians with Disability in Response to Coronavirus (COVID19). Click here.

Australian Banking Association: New Code provides welcome clarity for retail landlords, tenants and banks - 7 April 2020

The new Code of Conduct for small and medium enterprises leasing principles during the COVID-19 crisis brings very welcome clarity to all parties involved. Click here.

Banks bolster efforts to help businesses bridge the gap to Jobkeeper - 23 April 2020

Today the Treasurer met with the CEOs of ANZ, NAB, Westpac and the Commonwealth Bank who agreed to bolster their efforts to prioritise any business needing funding to bridge the gap until the first Jobkeeper payments are made in May. Click here

COVID-19 Government Support for Charities and Not-For-Profits - 22 April 2020

Over the past few weeks, Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have been announcing measures designed to relieve the burden and maintain cash flow for organisations as they respond to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Ways to Reduce Stress - Friday 27 April

Prioritising good mental health is always important. But, when faced with an unprecedented situation like Coronavirus COVID-19 and the sudden changes to our everyday routine, it’s essential. While it’s natural to have feelings of stress and anxiety at this unpredictable time, there are ways you can help to reduce their impact. Click here

Urban Indigenous face unique COVID-19 challenges - 27 April 2020

The federal government has rightly decided the best policy to protect Indigenous people from COVID-19 is to socially isolate remote communities. Click here

Why Australia’s official unemployment rate is misleading - 29 April 2020

One inevitable consequence of the policy decision to shut down entire parts of the economy to limit the spread of COVID-19 is large scale job losses. Click here

Working From Home During COVID-19: 5 Tips to Reset Your Routine - 2 June 2020

For many of us, working from home is another challenge we must deal with as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. If you’re new to the full-time couch commute, you might be finding it difficult to shift into a new routine.

Now might be the perfect time to reflect and set up healthy habits. Follow some simple tips when you’re working from home, to help you
get the most out of your day. Click here for more.

A snapshot in time: Report - 1 July 2020

A snapshot in time: The Australian labour market and COVID-19 is the first report released by the newly formed National Skills Commission. The focus is on Australia’s labour market, workforce changes and current and emerging skills needs. Read the report for full details.

National Disability Strategy – Stage 2 Consultations - Update - 15 July 2020

Earlier this year a decision was made to defer the Stage 2 consultations on the new National Disability Strategy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made on advice from the National Disability Strategy Reform Steering Group, which includes a number of key disability and carer sector stakeholders. Click here.