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City of Sydney announces $2million in grants for small businesses

- April 9, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

To help small businesses keep afloat through and after the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Sydney council has released an additional $2 million funding for its small business grants program. The grants are available to local small businesses including for-profit arts enterprises that employ between 1-19 full-time staff. Sole traders may be eligible for the quick response… Read more »

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JobKeeper legislation passes parliament

- April 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

The federal government’s third tranche of stimulus which focused on the JobKeeper payment has passed parliament. Small businesses, including sole traders, with an annual turnover of less than $1billion whose revenue has dropped by 30 per cent or more will now be eligible for the subsidy. The flat payment of $1500 per fortnight per eligible… Read more »

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Research reveals impact of COVID-19 on Aussie small businesses

- April 3, 2020 2 MIN READ

Research by QuickBooks Australia and conducted by YouGov has revealed just how much Australian small and medium businesses are being affected by COVID-19. The research conducted last week provides insights on how small businesses are really being impacted by the pandemic.

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90 days of solitude: Australia shut down til June 29

- April 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says the state’s tough social distancing and isolation laws will remain in place for at least 90 days, taking the restrictions to June 29.  On Monday, the NSW government increased restrictions on freedom of movement in a bid to reduce the further spread of COVID-19, also ramping up the penalties… Read more »