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AGM tomorrow - Jobkeeper will an interesting side light 1 year 9 months ago #199222

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WCE1987 wrote: Well EP made a profit of 241k for the year. A good effort!

That's pretty handy for a season that was nearly aborted.

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AGM tomorrow - Jobkeeper will an interesting side light 1 year 9 months ago #199223

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MarkOlsen wrote: Free money is good money then, so where does this free money go out of interest if the company doesn’t give it to the workers ?
Well done to claremont is all I have said for exploiting loopholes like plenty of businesses have done


MO not sure what they do out at SD but it would be very foolish for any business, in fact illegal, to not pay the JobKeeper payment in full to the employee that it is being claimed for.

It’s not hard to understand how $200k in JobKeeper payments could be claimed by a WAFL club over the previous 8 months given that the WAFL salary cap is more than this and doesn’t include payments off-field staff etc

JobKeeper only accounted for just over a third of Claremont’s profit for the season.

Any PAYG tax normally paid to the ATO for these employees was also retained by the company creating more profit and with the newest facility and equipment fit-out, significant depreciation would have contributed to the result.

Watch out for us as the new financial powerhouse though with no debt and income from our commercial tenants around $400k. The club is in a great position

Well done to EP on posting a significant profit too!!

The more profitable WAFL clubs can be, the more independent they can be of the influence of the WA AFL clubs on how the WAFL operates.

And that can only be good for the WAFL!!

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AGM tomorrow - Jobkeeper will an interesting side light 1 year 9 months ago #199224

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So the profit was as stated above but $241K but that is subsidised by Covid assistance of $382K.

In reality (or mine) it was suggested without that we would have posted a loss of about $41k after everything else is accounted for in the interrupted season which I reckon would have been a really great result. Thankful for the Job stuff but reality is a better thing to work from for next year.

One point was made and it is a big one. Given all of the clubs are making profits and presumably banking it (they will have paid their debts before posting the profit) there is a likelihood that the WCE (the Dorkers aren't in cos they lost money) and State government might say that goodo' we don't have to give as much to the Commission and therefore the WAFL clubs.

The unintended consequences may have ramifications for some clubs that they might not be able to deal with in the next few seasons.

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AGM tomorrow - Jobkeeper will an interesting side light 1 year 9 months ago #199225

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Interesting point Grump, but it’s not WCE or Freo’s choice as to how much they pay the WAFC each season.

It’s my understanding that the current funding model involves a minimum annual payment from WCE and Freo with a percentage of profits above this also paid by the AFL clubs to the WAFC.

Bigger concern would be the state govt deal, but given the current state govt budget surplus of $2.2b, you’d question how or why they’d reduce support to the WAFC.

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The report from the public account committee might give some clues to reasons for government to reduce funding irrespective of economic circumstances.

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AGM tomorrow - Jobkeeper will an interesting side light 1 year 9 months ago #199230

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Cant see any funding model being based on a one off year especially one as crazy as 2020. Any funding review should be done after a couple of "normal" years, end of 2023 at the earliest.

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