Since the Australian economy was hit by the impact of Covid-19 in March, relief for businesses has been provided in many different forms, not just the JobKeeper program.
This relief included specific state based measures in the way of payroll tax waivers and deferrals, land tax relief and cash grants (now closed). The Federal government also announced other relief measures including temporary changes to insolvency laws and the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19.
The timing and expiration of many of these measures were linked to the timing of the JobKeeper program. Once JobKeeper was extended, many of these relief measures were also extended but not in a uniform way.
See below for further detail.