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Business restriction details for Melbourne’s lockdown easing

Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino has confirmed Melbourne will come out of its fourth lockdown at 11.59pm on Thursday 10 June, and also outlined the restrictions that will be in place. Merlino said metropolitan Melbourne will move to almost the same settings currently in place across regional Victoria, and regional Victoria will move towards further

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Support for regional tourism businesses

The Victorian Government today announced a new round of travel vouchers as part of a package of support to boost tourism recovery right across regional Victoria. “The Business Costs Assistance Program top-up payments mean eligible tourism businesses will receive a $7,000 payment, regardless of where they are based. This is substantial and deserved support,” said

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Australia’s recovery has been “quicker and stronger than we previously expected”, S&P says as it affirms AAA rating

In a expression of confidence in the Morrison Government’s economic management S&P have affirmed Australia’s AAA credit rating and revised up its credit outlook to stable from negative, praising the “government’s swift and decisive fiscal and health response” and “strong economic recovery”. Australia remains one of just nine countries to hold a AAA credit rating from the three

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Melbourne SMBs get double stimulus as lockdown is extended by one week

The Victorian Government will double existing support payments for businesses affected by the extension of the circuit-breaker restrictions. “We are standing with Victorian businesses and workers – providing them with the support they need to get through this challenging time,” said Treasurer Tim Pallas. Victorians are joining together and keeping their doors closed to safeguard

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The 23 most profitable small business ideas for 2021

With the rise of technology, many of these most profitable businesses fall under the realm of online business ideas—but not all of them. You’ll also find ideas that fall within the realm of childcare, others that correspond more to B2B services, and some that suit entrepreneurs who are looking to be on the move with their

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Is $3,500 enough for hospitality venues closed for a week snap-lockdown?

Venue operators and industry associations have reacted with anger to Victoria’s current lockdown with criticism mounting for both State and Federal Governments. The Victorian Government announced last Thursday that the state was going into its fourth lockdown since March last year, with a seven-day circuit breaker lockdown aimed at getting the state’s latest COVID-19 outbreak

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

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: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.