Read about IPEd CEO Karen Lee’s interview with Darryl Dymock here.

IPEd

Welcome back to IPEd members, volunteers and staff. We hope you have had a decent break over the festive period.

Unfortunately, 2022 has already brought so many uncertainties with the rise of the Omicron strain.

As we grapple to deal with this as an organisation, we will continue to provide support to our members in this time of need. Please be aware that there will be periods where personnel may be affected and unable to work. This means the progress of some work may slow. We ask for your patience if you experience issues.

IPEd prioritises the health and wellbeing of all members, staff and volunteers, and we hope you stay safe and healthy.

If you have been affected, please find the following new COVID-19 disaster relief resources that may assist:

Aotearoa New Zealand COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme: https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid-19/business-and-organisations/sbcs

WA Government small business stimulus/relief package: https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/blog/wa-coronavirus-relief-package

SA Government Business Hardship Grant: https://www.treasury.sa.gov.au/Growing-South-Australia/COVID-19/december-2021/business-hardship-grant/guidelines

The Commonwealth Government has a range of assistance packages available through Services Australia. You can read more here.

IPEd will continue to provide updates on further changes to arrangements that can help us through the COVID-19 pandemic and minimise the ramifications.

Karen Lee and Ruth Davies
CEO and Chair of IPEd