Government support critical but long road to recovery ahead, says CPA Australia
Dr Gary Pflugrath, CPA Australia’s Executive General Manager of Policy and Advocacy, explains that while the government’s support spending has allowed Australia to escape the worst of the economic impacts of COVID-19, the negative consequences on jobs and business are likely to be felt for many years.
Last updated 23 July 2020 | PDF
JobKeeper extension gives business extra time to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19
CPA Australia welcomes the Morrison Government’s announcement to extend and taper the JobKeeper scheme until March 2021. This comes in response to feedback from us and will ensure the profession has sufficient notice to understand changes and advise their business clients appropriately
Last updated 21 July 2020 | PDF
AICD, CA ANZ and CPA Australia release COVID-19 annual reporting guidance
Joint bodies have published guidance on the disclosure and reporting of COVID-19 impacts on entities. The guide recognises the unique set of challenges posed when describing the impact of COVID-19 in annual reports for the upcoming reporting season.
Last updated 13 July 2020 | PDF
Business advice needed to restore growth, warn accounting bodies
Australia’s major professional accounting bodies have called for the government to give businesses better access to the advice they need to recover from the impact of COVID-19 through a voucher system.
Last updated 7 July 2020 | PDF
Reflect, reimagine and reinvent for a sustainable economic recovery post-COVID, says CPA Australia
As Australia emerges from the COVID-19 economic hibernation, CPA Australia calls on the Federal Government to shift its policy focus to supporting business recovery and reinvention, with the goals of achieving strong productivity, employment and GDP growth without compromising long-term environmental or economic sustainability.
Last updated 6 July 2020 | PDF
COVID-19: The post-virus future for SMEs is digital
Paul Drum, CPA Australia’s General Manager External Affairs, writes about how the world has changed and SMEs need to change with it. Published in the NZ Herald.
Last updated 15 May 2020 | PDF
New Zealand: Charitable sector in no state to help Kiwis in need
Paul Drum, CPA Australia’s General Manager External Affairs, writes about how many not-for-profits face extinction from the loss of revenue during COVID-19.
Last updated 3 May 2020 | PDF
New Zealand COVID-19: SMEs to plot a course to safety
Paul Drum, CPA Australia’s General Manager External Affairs, writes about the new measures and announcements in New Zealand that will put cash in the hands of many business owners. Published in the NZ Herald.
Last updated 16 April 2020 | PDF
Early access to super COVID-19 measure: Joint bodies ensure Australians can easily access professional advice
The joint bodies have lobbied to ensure Australians can get the advice they need to understand the Federal Government’s COVID-19 economic packages, including early access to their superannuation. It will be easier for Australians to get assistance from professional accountants and financial planners in making decisions about their financial position in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated 14 April 2020 | PDF
JobKeeper will deliver a lifeline to workers and businesses, says CPA Australia
The government’s JobKeeper bills are now law. They will enable the delivery of critical financial relief to many and will help speed up the nation’s economic recovery.
Last updated 8 April 2020 | PDF
COVID-19: JobKeeper scheme a lifesaver, says CPA Australia
The Australian Government’s third tranche of stimulus and safety net measures will go a very long way to ameliorate the dramatic impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on businesses, workers and their families, and the economy. Paul Drum highlights the benefits of the new JobKeeper scheme.
Last updated 1 April 2020 | PDF
COVID-19: Stimulus and safety net measures
The second tranche of the Australian Government’s stimulus and safety net measures are important next steps in what is now a national health, social and economic emergency of a type most people have never experienced before. CPA Australia’s spokesperson, Paul Drum, says that the community is now more aware of the significant threat that COVID-19 poses to human health, businesses both large and small, jobs and savings.
Last updated 22 March 2020 | PDF
Fiscal stimulus a timely boost amid coronavirus threat
The Australia Government’s economic response to COVID-19, announced on 12 March 2020 should provide a strong boost to many households and businesses as they face an uncertain period. Read CPA Australia’s take on this.
Last updated 12 March 2020 | PDF