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The JobMaker Hiring Credit, startups supporting, and cybersecurity guidance

The fourth claim period for the JobMaker Hiring Credit is now open!

Before you register, find out about your eligibility

You cannot receive JobMaker Hiring Credits if you also receive a JobKeeper payment for a fortnight which started during the JobMaker period.

The eligibility criteria for employers include reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP). Employers need to report through STP-enabled software to be able to:

  • nominate employees

  • update employees' details and review their eligibility

  • claim JobMaker Hiring Credit payments.

See more details about Eligibility.


You only need to register once. Register by logging into either:

  • ATO online services through myGov

  • Online services for business and login using your myGovID.

Once you have logged into ATO online services or Online services for business you can:

  • Select Employees

  • Select JobKeeper or JobMaker Hiring Credit

  • Select Register.

You can amend your registration details until you submit your first JobMaker Hiring Credit claim. Once you have logged into ATO online services or Online services for business you can:

  • Select Employees

  • Select JobKeeper or JobMaker Hiring Credit

  • Select Claim.


The JobMaker Hiring Credit is paid every 3 months in arrears to employers. You will need to claim JobMaker Hiring Credit payments online – the first claim will be available online on 1 February 2021.

Your registered tax or BAS agent can also submit your claim for you.

  • Claim step 1: Employer payroll details

  • Claim step 2: Eligible additional employees

  • Claim step 3: Payment.

Review the information you have provided and submit your claim. Make sure you keep records supporting all information you have provided.

Once you have successfully lodged your claim, you will receive a lodgment receipt. ATO recommends you save this information, including your receipt number, for your records.

Usually, you will receive your payment within five business days of your claim being processed.

Source: Australian Taxation Office


ATO podcast – Tax inVoice

ATO podcast Tax inVoice is the easy way to keep updated about the latest tax and super information and how you can meet your obligations.

Tax inVoice Episode 37 – Phase 2 of Single Touch Payroll

In the latest episode of Tax inVoice, ATO has a discussion about the changes coming with Phase 2 of Single Touch Payroll (STP), the benefits for employers and employees and the support ATO have available. You can find information on other platforms as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify.

Find out more at ATO podcast.

Source: Australian Taxation Office


Helping Victorian Startups take the next step

$1.6M to Support the Next Generation of Startup Investors

Victoria's startup agency LaunchVic will support 75 potential startup investors through one of Australia's leading investor education programs, to build angel investor capabilities and unlock more capital for Victorian founders.

“Activating investors and ensuring they have the connections and know-how to make successful startup investments
is one of the most powerful ways we can close the early-stage funding gap in Victoria.”

Delivered by the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne, the immersive VC Catalyst course focuses on providing the next wave of venture investors with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and networks to invest in early-stage startups.

Find out more about the program information, and the VC Catalyst program.

Source: LaunchVic


The essential small business guide to cybersecurity

Good cybersecurity practices allow small businesses to grow, innovate, and find new ways of creating value for your customers. Cybersecurity can seem daunting, but luckily it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Below are the top cybersecurity tips to safeguard your small business.

1. Update your operating system and software

2. Enable Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all your accounts

3. Backup your key data

4. Use passphrases where MFA is not possible

5. Regularly conduct employee training

6. Implement access control processes

7. Prioritise your personal cybersecurity

Additional cybersecurity resources

There are simple measures that can significantly avoid, or reduce the impact of, the most common cybersecurity incidents. The Small Business Cyber Security Guide is complemented by Step-by-Step Guides and Quick Wins:

  • The Step-by-Step guides detail basic cybersecurity instructions on topics such as how to enable multi-factor authentication, how to turn on automatic updates, and how to backup your data.

  • The Quick Wins documents are designed to inform users about technology issues that impact cybersecurity, with a brief overview of the topic – such as websites, portable devices, and end of support.

Attend a free cybersecurity webinar to learn more

Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is co-hosting free information sessions to highlight cyber threats that face small and medium businesses in Australia, and provide tips on how to protect yourself and your business online.

Register for webinar 1: Co-hosted by IT Connexion and the ACSC

  • Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

  • Time: 11am to 12 noon

Register for webinar 2: Co-hosted by CyberCX and the ACSC

  • Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

  • Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Source: Business Victoria Hub

Contact Lynden Group Melbourne for Cyber Security Services

Business Advisory Services - Helping You Mitigate Cyber Risks

Lynden Group supports its customers with professional cyber security solutions and advice. Back in early 2018, Lynden Group became one of the founding members of the Cyber Collective AU.

Cybercrime is on the rise and prevention is essential. Our protective measures can be simple, cost-effective, and immediately beneficial to your business. We offer you and your business some quality services as below.

LyndenShield Program is an annual program which is based on

  • Security Technology we deploy for you!

  • Ongoing support and monitoring!

  • Your first point of contact in an incident or when questions come up

  • Training of your staff

  • Compliance advise

  • Cyber Insurance Advice and Referral

Lynden Cyber Shield is designed for businesses:

  • Protect against identity theft

  • Protect against malicious scams over emails targeting your credentials and money transfers

  • Protect against malicious ransomware attacks looking to hold your data as a ransom

  • Protect against loss of digital data and disruption to your systems

  • Mitigating Risk through various controls

We know that cybercriminals never turn off, hence, we recommend you to ACT NOW to protect against online threats and cybercrime.

For further information to start safeguarding your business today, ask us a question.

Lynden Group Melbourne

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