Funding & Cashflow

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Lockdown support for small-to-medium Queensland businesses

The Palaszczuk Government will provide $5,000 payments to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown and lockdowns in other states. Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said the $260 million 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant program would help small businesses through the current three-day lockdown. “We know Queensland’s health

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COSBOA proposes post-JobSaver SMB cash-flow program

Small businesses are in financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The reality is some of them won’t survive. The current JobSaver support is welcome – very welcome. But it won’t be enough on its own to save small businesses and their employees. Continued support is needed to transition from lockdowns to economic

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5 Victorian business support packages you need to know about

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50

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Massive expansion of JobSaver as Sydney battles Delta

Larger businesses will now be eligible and the maximum payment will be increased. The joint NSW Government and Commonwealth JobSaver program will be significantly boosted to give greater support to businesses and individuals impacted by the extended COVID-19 lockdown. JobSaver payments will now be available to businesses with an annual turnover of between $75,000 and

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90,000 Victorian businesses and sole traders eligible for support

New support will bolster communities and businesses most affected by restrictions to drive down the fast-moving Delta strain – and protect the health and livelihoods of all Victorians. An injection of $282.5 million means 90,000 Victorian businesses and sole traders will now share in up to $484.3 million in support for the 12 days of

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What SMBs can claim with NSW’s $1,500 government fee rebate

Small businesses can claim a rebate on everything from venue hire to vehicle inspections. Small businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the NSW Government’s $1,500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is open to small businesses that have

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Hospitality industry welcomes extended COVID support

The extended support for businesses and staff impacted by the current NSW lockdown has been widely welcomed by industry associations. The Federal and NSW Government yesterday announced a combined extension to the COVID-19 Disaster Payment fund to help businesses and staff in NSW impacted by the latest pandemic closures. The Australian Hotels Association NSW welcomed the package,

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Immediate support available to Victorian businesses and workers

With Victoria entering its fifth lockdown since March last year, the Prime Minister and Victorian Premier, supported by their Treasurers have agreed to new arrangements to offer financial support to workers and businesses subjected to a lockdown imposed by a State or Territory Government for a period of less than seven days. The move comes

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