support for Melbourne businesses in lockdown is on the way

Support for Vic industries impacted by lockdown

- July 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

The government has announced a raft of support measures to assist Victorian business owners and sole traders impacted by the latest lockdowns. The new support will bolster those sectors and businesses most affected by restrictions including the entertainment and performing arts and the events sector. An injection of $282.5 million means 90,000 Victorian businesses and… Read more »

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SA to lockdown tonight as Melbourne lockdown extended

- July 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Premier Daniel Andrews has extended Victoria’s 5-day lockdown for at least another week to July 27, as South Australia premier Steven Marshall announces his state will also go into lockdown for a week from 6pm tonight, July 20. SA to lockdown after new community transmissions identified South Australian Premier Steven Marshall announced a week-long lockdown… Read more »


Westpac to offer temporary interest-free overdrafts

- July 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

In order to assist existing small business customers to cope with the impact of the latest set of lockdowns, Westpac has announced eligible businesses can now apply for interest-free overdrafts to help tide them over during the current restrictions. From today (Monday 19 July 2021), Westpac will offer eligible existing small business customers interest-free temporary… Read more »

essential retail to be defined

Union says government needs to define what is essential retail

- July 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Shop Distributive and Allied workers union (SDA NSW) is calling for the government to step up and define essential retail services amidst growing concerns from its members, who are being called into work despite the current outbreak in NSW. Many retailers remain open despite continuing community transmissions and the union reports high levels of… Read more »

Sydeny streets are deserted in lockdown

Greater Sydney lockdown extended as VIC cases grow

- July 14, 2021 4 MIN READ

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a two-week extension to Greater Sydney’s lockdown restrictions, taking the current lockdown period to five weeks. Restrictions are now set to end Friday, 30 July. However, the Premier has not ruled out the possibility that a further extension may be necessary to shut down the current outbreak. “It always… Read more »

QR code

QR code check-in compulsory in NSW from today

- July 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

No matter whether your a business owner, an employee or a customer, signing in on the Service NSW QR code is mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from today, July 12. The change comes as Sydney recorded a record 112 locally acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday. More than half, 64, are… Read more »

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

COVID lockdown is extended for another week in Sydney

- July 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a one week extension to Sydney’s two-week lockdown this morning. With this latest announcement, Sydney’s lockdown will continue to midnight, Friday 16 July. The decision came following 27 new COVID-19 cases were identified in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday. Only 13 of those cases were in isolation during their… Read more »