Rugby Australia (RA) wants to establish a quarantine hub to exclusively host the Rugby Championship if the tournament is staged following the sport's coronavirus shutdown.
Rugby Australia is discussing the prospect of a quarantine hub with the Federal Government
A four-Test Bledisloe Cup series has also been proposed by Rugby Australia
New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will not be required to take a pay cut
RA is in discussions with the Federal Government — as well as its SANZAAR partners, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina — with a view to holding a condensed version of the Rugby Championship this year.
Its interim chief executive, Rob Clarke, is also seeking to lock in an expanded four-Test Bledisloe Cup series with the All Blacks.
He said they were "prudent" moves to stabilise the code's finances as RA prepared for a domestic competition to return on July 3.
In regard to cost cutting, Clarke said every RA department had been reviewed, leading to 47 of the 142 full-time staff losing their jobs.
A further 30 contractors and casual employees will also have their roles terminated.
Clarke stressed the importance of safeguarding future funding for the Wallabies and confirmed new coach Dave Rennie would not be required to take a 5 per cent pay cut required of other senior staff members.
He said Rennie was exempt from taking a pay cut as he had not yet started the role, while the RA high-performance program would be "protected" to enhance the flagship team.
"A key part of our financial underpinning is a successful Wallabies," he said.
"It's not everything, but it's certainly key so we'll be protecting that as much as possible."
Clarke, who is also seeking to seal a new broadcasting deal for 2021 and beyond, said the domestic National Rugby Championship would not be played this year, given Australia's Super Rugby competition and Test matches took precedence in a revised calendar.