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Day: 31 March 2021

Focus on new wine markets as China extends tariffs on wine imports

Australia’s wine and grape businesses are focusing on driving growth in their developing markets after China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) said it will impose anti-dumping measures on some Australian wine imports for five years. According to a statement released on Friday importers bringing in wines related to the anti-dumping activities ruled by China will need …

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50,000 travel vouchers snapped up in minutes brings hope for regional revival

Some 50,000 travel vouchers were taken up by Victorians in just over three minutes this morning, providing a major boost to tourism businesses and workers across the state. The $10 million third round of the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme represented the largest release of the popular $200 vouchers and unprecedented interest saw the allocation exhausted in record …

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SMB conditions improving but debt fears rising and access to finance cut-off, RBA report finds

Economic conditions for many small businesses in Australia began to improve in the second half of 2020 alongside the broader recovery from the severe economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While small businesses’ access to finance from lenders tightened in the early stages of the pandemic, various policy measures were provided to help support …

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Brisbane lockdown tests small businesses post-JobKeeper and during would-be Easter rush

Queensland Hotels Association told Australian Hotelier while it is devastated for consumers across the state, it hopes the lockdown will be eased in time for a busy trade weekend over the Easter holidays. “Obviously we are devastated by the anticipated effect this will have leading into Easter, however the health of our staff and patrons is absolutely …

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Stuart Robert named new Minister for Small and Family Business in cabinet reshuffle

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the new Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business the Hon Stuart Robert MP as announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today. “I look forward to working with Minister Robert and his team to help make Australia the best place to …

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Is your SMBs eligible for $20-100k cash flow boosts by lodging 2020 activity statements?

Temporary cash flow boosts will support small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. Eligible businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations who employ staff will receive between $20,000 to $100,000 in cash flow boost amounts by lodging their activity statements up to the month or quarter of September 2020. The …

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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.