Dear partners and friends of MNFG,

Thanks to all of our partners who have been so supportive towards each other and are continuing to stay strong.

Our strong relationships with government, education, industry and health will ensure we have current information to help businesses during this crisis.

The Australian Government has announced a wage subsidy worth $130 billion for around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax. More information.

We are continuously updating our website with the latest information to help you and your business through this difficult time.

https://melbournesnorthfoodgroup.com.au/covid-19-business-information-and-support/

Government support

The AusIndustry Contact Centre (t: 13 28 46) and www.business.gov.au are playing key roles in promoting and advising small businesses on the new packages. The teams will be available from 8am-8pm, 7 days per week to answer stimulus package related questions. Stimulus FAQ sheet.

  • Victorian Government Business Survival Package. Information here.
  • Victorian Government Employees Support Package. Information here.
  • Australian Tax Office support for small business. information here

Business Victoria continues to update information on how businesses can manage the impacts of COVID-19.

City of Darebin has announced a Community and Local Business Resilience and Recovery Package. It prioritises assistance to people experiencing disadvantage or who are in a state of vulnerability, while also providing immediate and ongoing support to our local businesses.

Council COVID-19 support information:

 

Short survey

We’d appreciate your help by completing a three question survey. This will give us information that we can share with government to help them better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on businesses and identify where help can be given. Please complete the questionnaire here.

 

Food and beverage exchange

Providing support for our partners and the industry is our main priority during this time. We’ve created a page that allows partners to promote their eCommerce stores and wholesale product lists to the industry.

https://melbournesnorthfoodgroup.com.au/partners/food-and-beverage-exchange/

If you are a MNFG partner and would like to display on this page, please email Tyler Harford t.harford@latrobe.edu.au.

 

Stay informed

MNFG partner FCW Lawyers has provided information on how to keep your business and people safe. They will continue to update this information, which also covers employment and industrial legal matters and protocols as well as commercial contract information. Read more. This is information only. If you require legal advice, please contact FCW Lawyers or your legal advisers.

  • FCW are also hosting weekly webinars on dealing with employees during this time. Register here.
  • Choice Energy is presenting a webinar on 7 April at 11:30am on cutting your energy costs during unprecedented times. Register here.

 

Export update

Visit ICAL and Austrade for updated information regarding international exporting and logistics.

This week ICAL presented businesses with an export update. Webinar here.

 

MNFG events

Please be aware of our email communications that will keep you updated as some of our events have been postponed or transitioned to webinars.

We are hosting a webinar with Matthews Steer on 2 April that will give tips to help your business survive during COVID-19. Register here.

 

More information