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Targeting scams 2019: a review of scam activity since 2009opens in new window
An ACCC report of key findings into 2019 scams, as well as insights into scam trends over the decade.
25
Jun
2020
www.accc.gov.au
ATO zeroes in on COVID-19 fraudopens in new window
The ATO is zeroing in on fraud and schemes designed to take advantage of the government’s COVID-19 stimulus package. This includes JobKeeper, early release of superannuation, and boosting cash flow for employers.
23
Jun
2020
www.ato.gov.au
COVID-19 super and sharesopens in new window
Steps to take with your super or investments in shares to ride out ups and downs in the investment markets.
05
Jun
2020
moneysmart.gov.au
Coronavirus information and support for businessopens in new window
Financial assistance, eligibility and timing for government support of Australian businesses.
04
Jun
2020
www.business.gov.au
ACCC: COVID-19 information for businessopens in new window
Your business's rights and obligations in response to events caused by COVID-19. The ACCC updates this site regularly as new guidance becomes available.
04
Jun
2020
www.accc.gov.au
APRA's weekly data on the superannuation early-release scheme (issue 5)opens in new window
In the week to 24 May 2020, superannuation funds made payments to 220,000 members, bringing the total number of payments to 1.63 million since inception. The total value of payments during the week was $1.6 billion, with $12.2 billion paid since inception. The average payment made over the period since inception is $7,476.
01
Jun
2020
www.apra.gov.au
APRA’s weekly data on the superannuation early-release scheme (issue 4)opens in new window
In the week to 17 May 2020, superannuation funds made payments to 220,000 members, bringing the total number of payments to 1.41 million since inception. The total value of payments during the week was $1.7 billion, with $10.6 billion paid since inception. The average payment made over the period since inception is $7,510.
25
May
2020
www.apra.gov.au
ATO update on COVID-19 early release of superannuationopens in new window
The Australian Taxation Office has updated its information about the eligibility and application process for the COVID-19 early release of superannuation scheme.
25
May
2020
www.ato.gov.au
COVID-19: How to prepare your small business for reopening in Australiaopens in new window
Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, provides advice for reopening small businesses as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
25
May
2020
www.asbfeo.gov.au
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's roadmapopens in new window
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a comprehensive plan, recommending a suite of reforms to support small businesses in the post-COVID recovery phase.
25
May
2020
www.asbfeo.gov.au
ACCC reports that scammers are targeting consumers looking for lockdown petsopens in new window
Australians have lost nearly $300,000 to puppy scams this year. ACCC reports that scammers are particularly targeting those seeking a pet during COVID-19 social isolation.
18
May
2020
www.accc.gov.au
APRA's weekly data on the superannuation early-release scheme (issue 3)opens in new window
In the week to 10 May 2020, superannuation funds made payments to 379,000 members, bringing the total number of payments to 1.19 million since inception. The total value of payments during the week was $2.7 billion and $9 billion since inception. The average payment since inception is $7,546.
18
May
2020
www.apra.gov.au
ATO alert on May 2020 phone scam: requesting bank account details for the JobKeeper paymentopens in new window
The Australian Taxation Office is receiving reports of scammers pretending to be from the ATO calling members of the public and asking them to provide their bank account details.
14
May
2020
www.ato.gov.au
Update on the implementation of the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Royal Commissionopens in new window
The Morrison Government has announced a six-month deferral to the implementation of commitments associated with the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry as a result of the significant impacts of COVID-19.
08
May
2020
ministers.treasury.gov.au
APRA FAQs on loan repayment deferrals and residential mortgage lendingopens in new window
Guidance for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) on supervisors’ expectations during COVID-19.
07
May
2020
www.apra.gov.au
Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scamsopens in new window
ACCC's Scamwatch has received over 2,000 coronavirus-related scam reports with over $700,000 in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
06
May
2020
www.scamwatch.gov.au
Making it easier for business to operate during COVID-19 opens in new window
Changes announced by the Morrison Government will allow companies to convene annual general meetings, and other meetings prescribed under the Corporations Act, entirely online rather than face-to-face. The changes will also give businesses certainty that when company officers sign a document electronically, the document has been validly executed.
05
May
2020
ministers.treasury.gov.au
Scammers targeting superannuation in COVID-19 crisisopens in new window
Scammers are now trying to exploit Australians financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with new superannuation scams being reported to Scamwatch.
06
Apr
2020
www.scamwatch.gov.au