As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation progresses—certainly making for unsettling times—we learn more each day which allows us to establish a plan for moving forward.
Like you, we’re following advice and guidelines from our partners and Government surrounding precautionary measures. The health and wellbeing of our staff, attendees, and community comes first, which is why, as of March 16, 2020, we’ve decided to postpone all upcoming events until 31 May 2020. Additionally, AuSAE staff will be working remotely with the full capabilities of serving our members.
In the meantime, here are some of our top priorities for the near future:
ACE Conference - Melbourne (NEW DATES NOV 29 - 1 DEC)
We are disappointed that we need to make this decision however, the safety of our members, community and Australia is our main concern and first responsibility during this time. We have not made this decision lightly as this is our largest event in the AuSAE calendar and provides considerable and crucial income to the ongoing viability of the association. We hope you will continue to support the postponed event.
associationX - Wellington
I regret to advise that we have made the difficult decision to postpone associationX until later in the year. The new dates will be advised next week, it will be sometime in November/December 2020. We are disappointed that we need to make this decision however, the safety of our members, community and New Zealand is our main concern and first responsibility during this time. We have not made this decision lightly.
Australian Government Support
The Government is acting decisively in the national interest to support households and businesses and address the significant economic consequences of the Coronavirus.
On Monday 30 March 2020, a historic wage subsidy to the value of $130 billion, impacting around 6 million workers. The payment will ensure eligible employers (including Associations and not-for-profits) and employees stay connected while some businesses move into hibernation.
To register your interest to access the JobKeeper payments as an employers visit the ATO website here: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/gen/JobKeeper-payment/
Comprehensive fact sheets from Treasury can be found here: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper
Coronavirus information and support for business - HERE
Support the Flow of Credit - HERE
Just as you strive to assist your members, our goal is to provide you with information, helpful resources, and a place to catch your breath, connect with peers, and be reminded that we’ll get through this together. Our greatest resource is you, our community. Together we can learn, share, and come out of this situation stronger and more prepared. Now is the time for us—as leaders of hundreds of industries and professions throughout Australia and New Zealand —to provide steady, thoughtful, and hopeful guidance. We have great confidence in our community to do just that.
Thank you for your understanding and unwavering support as we navigate this rapidly changing situation together.
The following resources are designed to streamline the flood of COVID-19 information circulating and offer guidance to help you and your association move forward in this changing business environment. If you have any questions or would like to share what your organization is doing, please contact us at email@example.com