Day: 25 August 2021

How will venues manage ‘no jab, no entry’ policies?

State Premiers and the Prime Minister are increasingly saying that vaccinations are the key to bringing Australia out of the lockdown cycle, but what does this mean for venues? This week the Doherty Institute, which provides the Government with modeling to guide the national plan for reopening, said Australia will need to understand that it …

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Australia’s path to reopening in global context

The NSW and Victorian outbreaks remain stubbornly high in the face of strict lockdown measures, renewing focus on vaccinations as the path forward. The vaccination rollout is finding its gear, led by a sharp acceleration in NSW, putting the rollout on track to meet reopening thresholds by November. Analysis:  Australia’s path to reopening in international context …

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Worst-performing G10 currency? 3 Factors behind AUD’s decline

The Australian dollar is down 7.1% vs. the USD so far this year, making it the worst-performing G10 currency against the big dollar. Much of this under-performance has taken place in the last few months; indeed, AUD/USD has declined over 8% in just three months. There are a number of forces at work on the …

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Eligibility for small business rent relief broadened

The Victorian Government has locked in further relief for commercial tenants struggling with rent payments, with new regulations finalised as part of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per …

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