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Up to $12,500 in grants for WA small businesses impacted by COVID

WA Government small business stimulus/relief package. Applications are now open for the Small Business Assistance Grant – December 2021. This grant provides financial assistance of up to $12,500 to small businesses that were directly financially impacted by the Chief Health Officer’s COVID Restrictions (Directions) from 23

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Omicron set to peak soon but adds inflation risk

The pandemic continues to impact the outlook with Omicron sweeping across the world. Research suggests Omicron is milder than Delta, vaccines still provide a high degree of protection against severe illness, but high transmission is testing hospital capacity and supply chains. The ‘upside’ is Omicron

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Rent relief extended for small business owners

Small business owners can now seek rent relief until 13 March 2022. Small businesses affected by COVID-19 will be able to seek rent relief until 13 March 2022. The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2022 rent relief provisions will continue for eligible businesses

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Australia’s financial wellbeing vs. the world

For Australia the Q3 national accounts showed a smaller hit to activity than we had expected but we continue to see a very strong snap back in activity in Q4. Globally, advanced economy growth was robust in Q3, and a similar outcome is expected in

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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:
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.