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Day: November 26, 2020

“The big four banks are not the only game in town” Ombudsman releases SMB funding guide

An updated Business Funding Guide, which has been revised to reflect feedback and support small businesses impacted by the COVID crisis, has been released today. The guide, developed by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman in partnership with ScottPac Business Finance, is primarily written for accountants, bookkeepers and other accredited financial advisers, to assist their …

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Small business retail “turning the corner” amid lower demand for rental assistance

The Shopping Centre Council of Australia today released new data confirming that requests for rental assistance from SME retailers are in decline as retail trading improves, consumer confidence returns, and foot traffic increases heading into the busy Christmas trading period. 12,000+ SME retailers have received rental assistance from SCCA members up to the end-of-September, up …

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Casual employment – how employers can prepare for the outcome of the High Court decision on WorkPac vs Rossato

In brief – The High Court of Australia has granted labour hire company WorkPac Pty Ltd special leave to appeal the controversial decision in WorkPac v Rossato in an attempt to correct the confusion around the definition of casual employment The High Court has granted a labour hire company special leave to appeal the controversial decision of …

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NSW repeals work-from-home mandate by Dec 14

More people will be allowed to gather both at home and in outdoor public spaces, and smaller hospitality venues can increase their capacity under a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the people of NSW have demonstrated that by working together and following COVID-Safe protocols restrictions can safely be eased. “The community …

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Regional Victorian businesses receive lowest payroll tax rates in Australia under new budget

This investment will save a further $40 million and builds on our existing cuts to payroll tax in regional Victoria – currently the lowest rate anywhere in Australia.     Real recovery needs to extend to every corner of our State. It’s why we’re investing more than $8 billion to support regional economies to get back on track …

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Victorian budget: $250m to get businesses online

Turning digital demand into online opportunity. The pandemic has required a rapid shift to online activity. This Budget will help us embrace new technology – and make it one of Victoria’s strengths. Victoria’s Digital Future Now The Victorian Government will provide $626 million in a landmark Victoria’s Digital Future Now investment to radically improve mobile coverage and broadband access …

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