Federal Government announces plans to change JobSeeker rate as payments return to pre-pandemic levels

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed that the Federal Government is planning to make changes to the JobSeeker rate when the coronavirus supplement ends in March.

‘Looking to the future, we should be very cautious’: Why a vaccine will not end uncertainty for businesses

Dr Ian Norton

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the world, businesses are experiencing a rare moment of optimism. However questions about the effectiveness of the vaccine and how long it will take to distribute mean that businesses are still kept in limbo. Dr Ian Norton, a specialist emergency physician who headed the WHO Emergency Medical Team and… Continue reading ‘Looking to the future, we should be very cautious’: Why a vaccine will not end uncertainty for businesses

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

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If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world. Media interest in COVID-19 is increasingly shifting from the public health aspects of the crisis to the economic consequences of the biggest global pandemic in over a century.  Often the issues involved in fighting the… Continue reading Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

Business Australia, a free national membership organisation has been inundated with calls from business owners asking for support in the wake of new restrictions to help them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – with an 65% increase this week to their Stimulus Advice Line.   The organisation has had such an increase in requests for advice… Continue reading Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

30% of businesses failing at covid-19 contact tracing directives

New research has revealed that 30 per cent of Australian businesses with customer foot traffic do not use a visitor check-in system that complies with their State Government directives, and 21 per cent do not use a check-in system at all. West Australian businesses are the least compliant, while NSW businesses are ahead of the… Continue reading 30% of businesses failing at covid-19 contact tracing directives

How the second wave of COVID-19 changes the outlook of Melbourne’s hospitality industry

Victoria and Melbourne’s metropolitan area started their second lockdown last week, which will last for the next six weeks, as the state saw a spike in coronavirus cases. The unexpected secondary lockdown may have harmed businesses within the hospitality sector to such a extent that it proves fatal.  Melbourne is currently in stage three of lockdown… Continue reading How the second wave of COVID-19 changes the outlook of Melbourne’s hospitality industry

Moving organisations forward, not “returning to normal” 

As Australia prepares for the challenge of returning to the physical office, organisations nationwide are considering the best course of action when it comes to ensuring that their workers have the most adaptable and flexible approach possible. The year has been unpredictable and frightening, both on a societal and governmental level. Some companies have managed… Continue reading Moving organisations forward, not “returning to normal”