As the world goes into meltdown, government’s scramble to do what is best for communities and some show their true colours, a crisis such as coronavirus clears space for leaders to be a voice of reason and calm, especially for those in small business who are facing catastrophic repercussions to their economy, writes Annette Densham.… Read more »
UNSW Business School is working with PwC Australia and KPMG Australia to help small businesses navigate their tax obligations and the relief available amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UNSW Tax Clinic is offering free, independent and confidential tax advice for people and small businesses in genuine financial distress, as part of an ongoing initiative with professional… Read more »
In a time of adversity one Melbourne woman is embracing the chance to slow down, self-isolate and lead other people to find courage in a crisis. “These are unprecedented times, sickness, sadness, death and loss, it can be overwhelming,” says Lynda Tregoweth, business coach and entrepreneur. While news reports focus on death and a fast-changing… Read more »
“Members should tread carefully and only think about cracking open their super after they’ve taken up the extra cash support on offer from the government,” advises Industry Super Australia CEO Bernie Dean in response to the governments’ announcement that people could access super funds during the coronavirus crisis. “Super should be the last resort, given… Read more »
I write this article working from home, like many of you, after my business closed our offices in a bid to promote social distancing to reduce the impact of COVID-19. For me, and many other Australian businesses, the process of ‘going online’ is as simple as taking your laptop home and connecting to a remote… Read more »
Small businesses in Canberra will get a $750 rebate on their power bill, payroll tax waivers and deferments and a $622 credit on their commercial rates bill under a $137 million stimulus package announced by the ACT government. Chief Minister Andrew Barr said it was just the initial response by the territory government to a… Read more »
With the coronavirus crisis worsening, the PM Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy have outlined the latest government plans to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Life in Australia is set to become very different in the months and weeks ahead.
Scott Morrison has urged Australians to ‘stick together’ as coronavirus diagnoses continue to mount around the nation. Speaking at the Australian Financial Review Business Summit, the PM suggested to date Australia has managed to stay ahead of the situation with minimal cases diagnosed. However, the PM warned the situation is changing. “We confront today a… Read more »