COVID19 Archived

COVID-19 Update – Commonwealth Government makes important amendments to support charitable sector during COVID-19

24 April – Number 2 Commonwealth Government makes important amendments to support charitable sector during COVID-19 Clergy entitled to Jobkeeper support The Federal Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenburg, has made significant announcements about Jobkeeper and other support for the charitable sector. Among the announcements, the Federal Treasurer has confirmed that JobKeeper Payments can be made to clergy

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COVID-19 Update – Creating resilience during adversity

21 April – Number 1 Creating resilience during adversity Please find attached a helfpul article from Tim Dyer who is associated with JohnMark ministries. Tim has been a great friend and supporter of the Diocese of Newcastle in developing responses to disclosures of abuse and thinking about the supervision program. +Peter

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COVID-19 Update – Grant to care for seniors in our community

20 April – Number 3 Grant to care for seniors in our community The NSW Government has established a grant round aimed at combatting isolation of NSW seniors. Among other things, they are not interested in projects that do not address social isolation and loneliness for seniors while mitigating COVID-19 risks projects that do not

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COVID-19 Update – E-Safety Resources

20 April — Number 2 E-Safety Resources Child safety online Resources for the safe use of Zoom The E-Safety Commissioner has reached out to the Diocese to  highlight the Child protection and online learning webinars they are commencing on Wednesday. The E-Safety Commissioner has also provided some information on e-safety when using Zoom. The E-Safety

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COVID-19 Update – Jobkeeper – People will be asked to complete a Jobkeeper Nomination Form and return it to the Diocesan Office promptly

15 April – Number 1  People will be asked to complete a Jobkeeper Nomination Form and return it to the Diocesan Office promptly Treasurers will be asked to provide key financial information to the Diocesan CFO promptly The Commonwealth Government has embarked on providing significant support and stimulus through the Jobkeeper payment. The legislation is

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Newcastle COVID-19 Update – Helping protect our buildings

9 April — Number 1 Helping protect our buildings Dear Churchwardens and Incumbents Temporary Closures – Helping to Protect our Buildings During the temporary closure of our Church buildings for public worship and general use it is important that we continue to take steps to ensure the protection of our buildings. Our Property Insurer has

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