How the JobKeeper Payment works for social enterprises

Speaker: Brendan Tegg, Principal of TG Endeavour and, Jacquie Seemann, Employment Partner at Thomson Geer Lawyers

Duration: 51.10 minutes

Recorded 17th April 2020

Now, more than ever, organisations critical to our social fabric need support. Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation and Social Traders are collaborating to offer a series of webinars to help social enterprises through the COVID-19 crisis.   

Hosted by Westpac’s Davidson Institute, the webinars will cover a range of topics including the latest legislation and government support available to social enterprises, pivoting business models, and managing a workforce in crisis.

First up – the JobKeeper Payment, do you understand how this works for your social enterprise? Rob Lockhart from the Davidson Institute talks to experts Brendan Tegg, Principal of TG Endeavour and Jacquie Seemann, Employment Partner at Thomson Greer Lawyers, discussing the new legislation, how it works.

To receive future updates about this social enterprise webinar series, follow @Westpac Foundation on LinkedIn.


Do you need additional business support?

Social enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can now leverage the skills of corporate Australia to help address their current business challenges, thanks to a new collaboration between Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation and Social Traders.

The new initiative gives social enterprises the opportunity to access pro bono support across key areas of need such as financial support, business strategy and human resources.  To find out more visit the Social Impact Hub.  ST certified social enterprises can also email Social Traders directly to discuss their needs.

Brendan Tegg is a Principal at TG Endeavour.

TG Endeavour is a national public affairs consultancy that ensures the priorities of clients are clearly understood within Australia’s parliaments and bureaucracies.  Established in 1998, TG Endeavour has built a strong reputation by providing sound policy advice, designing effective advocacy strategies and utilising its extensive political and senior bureaucratic networks.

TG Endeavour has an exclusive alliance with Thomson Geer.  They supplement the firm's political understanding and insight with a broad range of other skill sets, including research capabilities, in-depth legislative analysis, reputation and risk management, and regulatory oversight.

TG Endeavour has proven longstanding experience supporting clients on challenging and complex work.  Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations, major Australian companies, universities and major industry associations.

Brendan has spent nearly the last six years working for the current Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, most recently as his Director of Policy.  He was integral to policy development for the last three federal budgets and during the recent election campaign.

He was also responsible for managing the Prime Minister’s legislative agenda and parliamentary strategy and enjoyed significant success with the passage of major pieces of controversial legislation through the Senate during the last two terms of Parliament.

Joining Mr Morrison’s office in 2013, Brendan served first as an immigration adviser and then in increasingly senior roles supporting him in the portfolios of Social Services, Treasury (as Senior Budget/Fiscal Adviser) and finally as Prime Minister.

Brendan commenced his career as a lawyer in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and subsequently worked for Customs and Border Protection.

Jacquie Seemann Partner Thomson Greer lawyers Areas of practice Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety.

Jacquie has practised employment, discrimination law and education law since 1990.

She works in both the public and private sectors, and her expertise spans a wide range of industries including education, sport, health and aged care, community services, financial services, IT, retail, manufacturing, transport and agribusiness.

Jacquie has guided clients through four major reforms to the federal industrial relations system.  Jacquie and her team advise on individual and collective employment relationships from recruitment to termination and beyond, including:

  • applying and interpreting industrial laws and instruments; minimum employment standards; discrimination, safety and privacy laws;
  • common law issues impacting on the workplace, including the law of employment contracts, confidential information and restraints;
  • negotiating and drafting employment contracts, enterprise agreements and independent contractor agreements;
  • employment and industrial law implications of corporate transactions;
  • implementing employment management and change strategies, including redundancies; and
  • preparing tailored policy documents to ensure both compliance with relevant laws, and fit with the client's workplace culture.

Jacquie is also a leading practitioner in discrimination law, and an industry leader in designing and presenting tailored compliance training programs for employers on all employment-related topics.

Jacquie has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018) for her work in Labour and Employment law; by Doyle's Guide (2018 - 2020) as a recommended Employment lawyer; and by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in Labour and Employment Law (2014-2020), Employee Benefits Law (2019 & 2020) and Occupational Health & Safety Law (2020).

Jacquie co-authored the employment law chapter in Higher Education and the Law (Federation Press, 2015); and the chapter on issues and challenges facing schools in relation to religion in The Palgrave Handbook of Education Law for Schools (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

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