So, what’s going on here? How complicated can it really be to dish out a potentially life-saving lump sum that was needed, like, yesterday?

Stacey Price, business accountant and founder of Healthy Business Finances, says all she can do is make a guess.

“We’re still all muddling through it as well,” she says.

But she does have a working theory.

“My view is that the main government business stimulus package is to do with keeping people in jobs,” she explains.

“The only way that can be assessed is by people doing a business activity statement.

“We can’t do a business activity statement until March is finished. And March doesn’t finish until next week.”

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