Day: 13 September 2021

Hospitality down 30% since the start of the year nationally

While New South Wales, metropolitan Melbourne and the ACT remain in lockdown (regional Victoria, excluding Shepparton, will emerge from lockdown tomorrow), this week’s consumption data presents the most encouraging picture for some time. While there are clearly still major challenges, with Melbourne and Sydney to remain in lockdown until they hit vaccination targets (likely in …

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Grants for South Australian small businesses impacted by COVID-19

A new jointly-funded package from the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments will give local small and medium tourism and hospitality related businesses impacted by ongoing trading restrictions and border closures, further financial support. A COVID-19 Small Business Hardship Grant will also be introduced for those businesses that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions but …

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Free cybersecurity support for SMBs to limit cyber risks

Queensland businesses at risk of compromising their confidence, reputation, data and bottom line with cyber attacks have access to a suite of free, local and accessible workshops and resources to help protect their cyber security.   Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and REDD are delivering Cyber Health, a free cyber security program with resources and tools to help …

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Why small businesses need more protection on major digital platforms

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has called for a code of conduct to improve dispute resolution for small businesses using digital marketplaces and other digital platforms like Amazon, eBay and Facebook. The code would ensure more timely redress for small businesses and in doing so protect their business operations and activity. “Small businesses are more reliant …

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‘Border Brokers’ to support border businesses impacted by lockdowns

The Victorian Government will deploy a team of locally based ‘Border Brokers’ to support industries and businesses impacted by restrictions on Victoria’s borders with New South Wales and South Australia. Towns split by interstate borders are used to living as one community and we know industries and businesses on the border face unique challenges. Local …

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PropTrack joins FinTech Australia’s partnership program

REA Group’s data business PropTrack has joined FinTech Australia’s ecosystem partnership program, becoming the 14th major partner the peak body has signed in a year. The program embeds companies within the fintech ecosystem and assists in the fostering of relationships with the fintech industry’s key players. PropTrack is a property data and valuations business servicing …

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