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Bushfire tax relief and support

If you’ve been impacted by these bushfires, we understand that your priority is on your family and community at this time, tax affairs can be sorted out at a later stage.

If you live in one of the identified impacted postcodes, the ATO will automatically defer any lodgements or payments you have due. You, or your agent, don't need to apply for a deferral – it will be automatically applied. Income tax, activity statement, SMSF, FBT and excise return lodgements, and their associated payments, will be deferred until 28 May 2020.

If you've been affected by this disaster but your postcode is not in the current postcodes list, don't worry. You can phone our Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 for help.

For further information, go to - https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Dealing-with-disasters/In-detail/Specific-disasters/Bushfires-2019-20/

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SWIFFT special event: Biodiversity after bushfire tomorrow Thurs 26 March 2020!
Join a special online SWIFFT event tomorrow from 9:45am to 12:00pm to learn about current activities taking place across areas of Victoria affected by the 2019-20 bushfires. Hear from those involved in biodiversity and community recovery. Click into news item for seminar topics to be covered and to register!

COVID-19 Community Sector Resources
The Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) has provided links to videos of the COVID-19 Community Sector Forum (13/3/20) and Victorian Government Community Inclusion Forum (20/3/20). You can also subscribe to their COVID-19 Sector Bulletin and ask questions! Click into news item for links.

2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants - Now Open!
Gallagher and Landcare Australia are proud to offer the 2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants. A total pool of $100,000 (ex-GST) of support is available to support up to 12 projects aligned with the priority areas of conservation, grazing management and feral exclusion. Applications close 15 May 2020. Click into news item for details and link to apply.

2020 National Landcare Conference - Call for Abstracts - Closing Wed 8 April 2020!
A reminder that Landcare Australia is calling for submission of abstracts and posters for the 2020 National Landcare Conference! Landcare Australia is closely monitoring the Covid-19 developments, and will make a decision regarding the scheduling of the 11-13 November 2020 Conference in Sydney as more information becomes available in the near future. In the meantime, LAL is seeking presentations for the concurrent sessions that demonstrate the Landcare ethos for the following streams: Sustainable Agriculture, Environment & Climate Change, Community Partnerships in Action & Landcare Impact. Click into news item for further details and/or to submit an abstract.

Samples wanted from your autumn rabbit control programs
Autumn is a prime time for many public and private land managers and community groups to undertake coordinated rabbit control programs, some of which use the biocide RHDV1-K5, as part of an integrated approach. Sending in samples is relatively easy through the click of a few buttons via the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions RabbitScan application. Click into news item for further details and to get involved.

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