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Day: February 2, 2021

Domestic tourism blitz delivers some hope for QLD’s struggling tourism operators

Within days of the Palaszczuk Government’s latest domestic tourism marketing blitz in NSW and Victoria, hundreds of thousands of Australians have already visited Queensland.com keen to book a Queensland holiday. Data released today also shows that the Palaszczuk Government’s latest domestic tourism campaign (announced on Sunday) is delivering a surge in flights bookings. But Acting …

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Additional WA businesses required to contact trace from 2 February

The information will only be used for the purpose of COVID-19 contact tracing by the Department of Health WA, and records will be destroyed after 28 days. Their purpose is to allow health officials to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19. Businesses and venues required to keep a contact …

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VIC allowing offices to return to 75% capacity from 8 February for first time in a year

Victoria’s staged return to work will be accelerated this month with new health advice allowing office-based workers to return to 75 per cent capacity. “Victorians have worked so hard to fight this virus. We’ve built something precious, and we need to protect it,” said Premier Daniel Andrews. “From our new permit system, to hotel quarantine …

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‘Trade Trak’ app gives tradies the tech tools to start and manage their own SMBs

A Melbourne-based app made by and for tradies to help manage their businesses is one of eight new providers to join the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Digital Adaptation Program. Trade Trak provides a cloud-based comprehensive tool for trades and services to manage onsite safety, job scheduling, quoting, invoicing and contractor management. “Digital capability is …

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In 2021: All new and current employees now have the right to choose superannuation

Changes to the law mean new workplace determinations and enterprise agreements made on or after 1 January 2021 must offer employees the right to choose the super fund to which you pay their compulsory super contributions. Once a new determination or agreement is in place, you’ll need to offer choice of super fund to: existing employees …

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Businesses can now claim JobMaker Hiring Credit until April 30

The JobMaker Hiring Credit is here and businesses can claim payments for new positions they create until 6 October 2021. The first claim period for the JobMaker Hiring Credit opened on 1 February 2021 and closes on 30 April 2021. To be able to claim JobMaker Hiring Credit payments during this claim period, you must register and meet …

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.