Day: 27 September 2021

NSW reveals roadmap to recovery at 80% vaccinated, and beyond

Residents of New South Wales now have a clear path to follow out of the pandemic and lockdowns after the Premier today revealed the roadmap for easing restrictions at 80 per cent double dose vaccination. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that the Monday after NSW hits the 80 per cent double dose vaccination target restrictions will …

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58% of Aussies will avoid businesses that let in unvaccinated customers

New research from Glow, conducted as part of its social and environmental research program Catalyst, has found that nearly six out of 10 Australians will avoid any venue or business that allows unvaccinated people to come in. The survey of 1,200 Australians revealed that 58 per cent of respondents would avoid businesses that do not …

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$3,000 Grants for sole traders and micro businesses

Between repeated COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions, and natural disasters, many small business owners are doing it tough right now. This is especially true for the smallest businesses, who have disproportionately struggled to receive government grants. That’s why COSBOA has joined forces with GoFundMe, Commonwealth Bank, and Transurban to create the Doing it Tough grant program for …

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Regional areas chosen to trail ‘vaccinated economies’

The Victorian Government will conduct trials in businesses and events across highly vaccinated parts of regional Victoria to help our state open progressively as a vaccinated economy when we meet the key double-dose thresholds in our Roadmap. Up to 20 vaccinated economytrials will test systems and support in the fortnight before Victoria is aiming to …

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New support program for small-scale producers and craft businesses

The Victorian Government is supporting small-scale and craft businesses across the state, helping producers work together to put their high-quality produce on the tourism map. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Fleurs de Lyonville – a chemical-free micro flower farm in the Central Highlands, to officially open stream three of the Small-Scale and Craft Program. “We are extremely excited …

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