Aussies got moving in 2020

2020 was a year we’ll all remember. Working from home meant many of us spent a lot more time in the family abode than usual. Some even started pondering a life in greener pastures, bigger living spaces, and homes with home office spaces. Being near the train station or close to the office no longer held the appeal it once did.

We have been in the business of helping people move from one ‘home sweet home’ to another since 1960. In 2020 we helped hundreds of families, couples and singles set up home somewhere else. Helping people move from the country to the coast, from the big cities to regional areas like our home town of Geelong, and from small dwellings to sprawling homes.

This infographic shows just how many people moved house in 2020, who moved, and the busiest months of the year to move home. We’ve uncovered why people moved house in 2020 and how many moves the average person makes in a lifetime. The results might surprise you!

Harwood Andrews recognised in Doyles Guide

We are very proud to have been recognised as leading Family & Divorce law practice and two of our Lawyers Lisa Hunt, Principal (Preeminent) and Linton Drever, Counsel (Recommended).

The 2021 rankings of Leading Regional Victorian Family & Divorce Lawyers details solicitors practicing within the areas of family law, matrimonial and custody matters within Regional Victorian locations who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.

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The 3 H’s model. The key to living a Happy, Healthy and Highly Productive life

COVID has taken its toll on just about all of us some way, from losing our job or too busy from delivering packages, or maybe studying, juggling kids, partners and work. Either way most people are now feeling exhausted. So here is what the latest Wellbeing science from the West, combined with the ancient wisdom and practices from the East, put into a model that I use with my Coaching clients and Training programs. Hope it provides you with some insight on what might be missing for your life.

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How to look after our Mental Health especially given this year and its challenge

Hi friends, I was grateful to have the opportunity to be interviewed on Pulse FM about Men’s Health, given this is Movember and last Thursday was International Men’s Day.
And let’s not forget this year and the traumatic affect of the bushfires and COVID. We all have a nervous system and many of us have been feeling affected somehow. Here’s what can happen to you and your life and what to do about it.

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Encompass Community Services is recruiting and employing 40 new staff members, supporting the road to recovery in response to the Corona virus pandemic job losses in our region.

Encompass is now extending its workforce, currently recruiting and employing 40 new staff members, providing much-needed employment opportunities at a time when many Australians are urgently seeking work. Career paths within the organisation at Encompass are diverse with job opportunities across multiple disciplines, ranging from entry level traineeships to senior management and leadership roles.

Encompass Community Services prides themselves on being an equal opportunity employer which values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce.

CEO Elaine Robb said she was “delighted with the recruitment callout and Encompass will continue to find job opportunities and encourage people from all backgrounds and circumstances who are seeking a fulfilling and meaningful career pathway”. Encompass is doing everything we can to support jobs and the economy through this challenging time, while also ensuring we can provide the increased demand for supports.


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Finding the right legal and operational structure for your regional gallery

Harwood Andrews is excited to team up with the Geelong Gallery for The Gallery Governance Challenge Webinar on 1 December.

In this event, David Fishel (Positive Solutions) and myself, along with guest panellists Rebecca Coates (Shepparton Art Museum), Gerard Mullaly and Eliza Holt (Geelong Gallery) will de-mystify these processes, drawing from their extensive experience consulting in this sector.

Topics that will be covered include:

> Defining governance
> Mapping the funding/fundraising landscape- the current ‘normal’ for galleries
> Common issues and constraints for institutions embarking on a transition
> Future gallery opportunities, demands, and implications
> Stakeholder perspectives
> Legal and structural options available
> Making the decision

Registration is free but essential. Registration closes one week prior to the webinar on 24th November 2020.

Register here:

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“Inspiration from Isolation – The Beauty from Within” ART SHOWCASE & COMPETITION

In support and in celebration of the annual International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) held on 3 December and in these unprecedented times of COVID; Encompass Community Services Art Competition & Showcase explores those living with disabilities and others within the community see as beautiful and inspirational.
Everyone can experience full inclusion in arts & culture and explore new avenues of self-expression and promote the participation, communication, increase self-confidence and self-understanding.
We openly invite anyone who lives within the Greater City of Geelong & The City of Wyndham to participate and submit an art piece of self-expression for the chance to win some amazing prizes!
All visual mediums are accepted as art does not discriminate.
The categories for the competition are as follows:
1. School Age – Children up to the age of 12 years
2. All Abilities – Above 12 years
3. Open – Adults Those who associate with disability (eg: employees, carers, parents, siblings, local artists, indigenous and other minority groups and the general community)

Requirements and due dates for JobKeeper 2.0

If you wish to apply for JobKeeper 2.0, the due date is fast approaching.

Applying with our assistance

If you require assistance with reviewing your eligibility and processing your application, please notify us immediately and complete the following by 25 October 2020:

  • Ensure your payroll is up to date as of 30 Sept 2020.
  • Ensure your accounting files are up to date and reconciled as of 30 Sept 2020.

Applying directly to the ATO

If you would like to review and complete the assessment and application without our assistance, please complete the below steps by 31 October 2020:

Step 1 – Assess your eligibility as an employer
Step 2 – Review your actual GST turnover decline to determine eligibility
Step 3 – Submit your decline in turnover confirmation with the ATO
Step 4 – Identify your eligible employees and/or business participants and relevant tier applicable to them
Step 5 – Pay your eligible employees at least up to the correct tier of subsidy by the due dates
Step 6 – Comply with all your monthly reporting requirements including lodging your monthly declarations to claim your subsidy.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Centuris: Supporting charities and communities

We are excited to announce the release of the new Philanthrovate Connect platform.

Philanthrovate connect is FREE for all users and allows grant makers to;

  1. Create or claim their self managed listing
  2. Promote, match and connect applicants with grants
  3. Announce grant rounds and grants awarded
  4. Contribute articles, news and opinions to the new IMPACT GIVING MAGAZINE
  5. Promote educational events and conferences
  6. Add jobs to the jobs Board
  7. Expanded to include all sectors

We believe in supporting those who help others.  Creating free and affordable solutions to help create cost savings, workflow efficiencies and improve effective giving and communication practices.

Matching funders and applicants

Philanthrovate Connect can help those looking for support find the right grant maker for their needs.  This can also reduce the burden on grant makers by attracting eligible grants that meet their giving criteria.

For example, applicants could search for grant makers that will fund equipment for research into a specified disease in their state.