ATO and Service NSW Answer Your Questions on Pandemic Support for Business Owners

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

The ATO and Service NSW will update small business owners on Covid-19 support and services at two online business networking events this week for Greater Western Sydney small business owners.

Local Area Marketing & Networking Groups at Penrith and Parramatta are hosting the free webinar events on Tuesday and Wednesday morning respectively.

Penrith will feature the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) briefing and Q&A session with Parramatta hosting the Service NSW briefing and Q&A session. Both begin at 9.30am. (see registration details below).

The events form part of the Group's Knowledge Program and new Business Health Insulation strategy. The strategy focuses on helping insulate businesses during the pandemic and supporting them to achieve business sustainability, adaptability and ultimately prosperity.

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Tuesday 18 August 9.30am. Phase 1 – Know and use your ATO Services & Benefits. Penrith Group. Speaker - Linden Regina - Small Business Experience Team - Australian Taxation Office.

Register here for your Zoom webinar link.

Topics include tax relief, payment deferrals, GST refunds, Home Business expense entitlements, JobKeeper & JobSeeker status, Cash-Flow Boost, tailored support plans, your obligations, superannuation, maximising your accountant’s skills.

Wednesday 19 August 9.30am. Phase 2 – Know and use your NSW Government Services & Benefits. Parramatta Group. Speaker - Antony D’Cruz - Regional Engagement Manager - Service NSW.

Register here for your Zoom webinar link.

Topics include Financial Support including grants, tax & fee relief; how to register as a Covid Safe Business; Mental Health Support; Mediation; Advocacy, dispute resolution. You will be introduced to Business Concierge - a one-stop service helping you to access support, including grant applications, across local, State and Federal government areas.

The Parramatta event will also feature the scheduled Group Knowledge Program keynote Basic Legal Building Blocks for a Business. Speaker - Steven Brown - Chairman - Etienne Lawyers.

This keynote will discuss the key legal areas small business owners need to be aware of and implement in their business plans.

These include: Privacy. Intellectual Property. Penalties and Compliance under the Competition and Consumer Act. Why Terms and Conditions are Crucial to Your Business will be examined along with Contracts – why you need them, but are they binding?


Linden Regina - Small Business Experience Team - Australian Taxation Office.

Linden (Pictured at right) is a passionate, grounded and entertaining speaker who lives and breathes Small Business.

She was raised on a farm and understands the pressures of running a business, trying to meet all your obligations in a timely fashion, manage cash flow, pay bills and raise a family.

Antony D’Cruz - Regional Engagement Manager - Service NSW.

Antony (Pictured at left) joined Service NSW in 2016 as part of the new Making Business Easier Project team. He was instrumental in setting up the successful Business Concierge Service within Service NSW for Business.

Antony has a strong business background. Prior to joining Service NSW, he worked in Investment Banking and the Wealth Management sectors.

Steven Brown - Chairman - Etienne Lawyers.

Steven (Pictured at right) is a specialist commercial lawyer of 40 years’ experience. He is an expert in commercial, corporations,ASX, business, and Intellectual Property law.

Steven is a lecturer at the College of Law and Macquarie University in addition to lecturing at and chairing international conferences.

The Business Health Insulation Program joins the Local Area Marketing & Networking Group existing Master Knowledge Program covering Sales & Marketing, Sustainable & Profitable Business and Legal Issues for Small Business Owners. The Master Knowledge Program was created using the knowledge, skills and contacts within the Group to support, educate and develop the businesses of its members.

The Local Area Marketing & Networking Group has business networking groups at Baulkham Hills (Norwest), Glenbrook, Parramatta, Penrith and Springwood.

Register here for your Penrith Zoom webinar link.

Register here for your Parramatta Zoom webinar link.

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