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General Corona Virus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

tgh

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I destroy lots of "shed glasses" and replace them from Priceline, excellent quality about $25 iirc.
There is, however, no substitution for an accurate optometrists scrip and glasses made by an online operation like ausspecs
I have tried the chain stores in the shopping centres and for me they are a huge fail.
 

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The current plan is to try stop the virus as much as possible, slow it down, so that hospitals can cope with the number of acute care patients. Let the virus was through the population in a slow controlled manner. With the thinking that a herd immunity would then protect for future returns. So what would happen if a state in SA, lets say Tas or SA was very successful in stopping the virus, and positives reduced to single digits. Then the concept of herd immunity evaporates. What happens then?
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Today’s update

12 more today in SA
ITS TAKEN 4 days to add 50% to the tally. So at that rate, it would make 8 days to double up which is a GOOD Sign.
The other insight with SA figures is there appears to be several clusters in regional SA (Swiss & USA tourists on wine tours Barossa & Coonawarra)... plus a brace of cruise ship cases (30-50) Plus a raft of international travellers.

Day 1 = 100, Day 4 = 197, day 8 = 299
Day 1-4 growth rate = 97%, 24% per day Baseline =. 100
Day 4-8 growth rate = 50% , 12.5% per day Baseline = 197


these are all positive signs that we in SA are mitigating and will SAVE LIVES
 

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You are correct it does not take GST into account in determining the amount, it is based on income tax payments withheld.

However the credit can be applied to GST payable amounts.

The are some examples in the link I posted but here's another one.

An eligible SME with 2 employees submits a quarterly BAS on April 28th comprised of $2,900 PAYG income tax withheld and $2,500 for GST. They would ordinarily need to pay $5,400. However since the assistance based on withheld tax amounts would be less than $10,000, the minimum $10,000 credit occurs.

Once that is applied the general account would be $4,600 in credit with nothing further payable.
Correct, see post #478
I note there has been some additional eligibility criteria published for the "Boosting Cash Flow" scheme.

I guess they didn't want inactive entities to come swooping in. Of course many SME's would wait until nearer May 15th before lodging annual returns. The latter appears to mean "lodged a BAS between July last year and March 12th".
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In addition, you must also have either:
  • derived business income in the 2018–19 income year and lodged your 2019 tax return on or before 12 March 2020
  • made GST taxable, GST-free or input-taxed sales in a previous tax period (since 1 July 2018) and lodged the relevant activity statement on or before 12 March 2020.
 

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I note there has been some additional eligibility criteria published for the "Boosting Cash Flow" scheme.

I guess they didn't want inactive entities to come swooping in. Of course many SME's would wait until nearer May 15th before lodging annual returns. The latter appears to mean "lodged a BAS between July last year and March 12th".
For a moment there I didn't see "either". We have lodged our annual return but may have come close to that date. Refund received 21st March. But of course we have done the BAS 2 due end of Feb.
 

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Moratorium on evictions for 6 months both residential & commercial

Finally
Details in the coming days
 

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Recommendation of public gatherings limited to 2. States to determine if enforceable.

If you can work from home, you must. Recommendation for those over 70 to stay home unless travel absolutely necessary.
 

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I missed the PM broadcast, can someone share the latest news please?
Two people only in gatherings, unless a household group. People over 70, or over 60 with health issues, asked to isolate for their own protection. I think it might have been over 50 for Aboriginal background.

some concerning pockets of community transmission.

eviction moratorium

public playgrounds and skate parks closed
pleas to people, banks, businesses to work together to minimise harm

working on more monetary support to be announced

generally positive but early days yet
 

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I am... annoyed that he said same household groups are fine and that "public gatherings" means meeting with 1 other person that you don't normally live with.
 
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Very disappointing for some people who were bussed to the Intercontinental in Sydney but weren’t able to get in and so were sent off to the Ibis. 😕
And another hotel had a fire alarm so they all had to go down the fire stairs and stand out in the street.
 
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Very disappointing for some people who went bust to the Intercontinental in Sydney but weren’t able to get in and so were sent off to the Ibis. 😕
And another hotel had a fire alarm so they all had to go down the fire stairs and stand out in the street.
The second one is concerning, but I am not sure how else it could be handled. First one sounds a bit like first world problems......
 

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I have to say the Prime Minister looked very tired tonight. Whilst I don’t like him I do feel for him at the moment.
 
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