Day: 5 July 2021

Bait rebates for small businesses hit by mouse plague

Eligible small businesses, primary producers and households are able to apply for rebates to help with the cost of mouse baits. Small businesses and households in regional and rural areas of NSW can claim a rebate for the cost of buying mouse baits, traps and cleaning materials to combat the unprecedented mouse plague. The rebate applies to …

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Queensland lockdown lifts but small businesses are left without aid

Queensland businesses and their workers facing extended lockdown going into the weekend are among the only in the country without a State Government commitment to recovery support or compensation for their losses. Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is calling on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to acknowledge the impact the lockdown is having on small …

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Early-stage capital boost available for female entrepreneurs

Women-led startups may now access thousands in early-stage capital backed by the Victorian Government. Through the $10 million Alice Anderson Fund, eligible startups can apply for LaunchVic to co-invest between $50,000 and $300,000 in early-stage capital. Every dollar is to be matched by $3 by private investment, unlocking up to $40 million to help startups led …

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What’s the government’s plan to combat SMB labour shortages?

The Treasury’s Intergenerational Report provides Australians with long term economic projections, including trends in our population and the implications of these trends for our economy. While these are long term projections (out to 2060-61) the document is used to inform aspects of policy development in the near future. The report has been prepared against the …

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How to use data and AI to truly understand your customer

With most companies having made great strides in improving their customer experience (CX) across select digital touchpoints, industry leaders are now looking at how to scale experience across the customer function and entire business at large. Doing so requires organizations to become customer obsessed and put data at the center of all they do to …

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If COVID restrictions are not ‘long-lasting’ the impact will be minimal, says NAB

The rapid recovery in the economy over the past 9 months or so is evident across all states and territories  The impacts of both fiscal and monetary support can be seen in the pattern of growth within states – housing markets have strengthened, business investment has lifted and services consumption has continued to rebound rapidly. …

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