Big breaks for small business in NSW budget

- November 17, 2020 3 MIN READ

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has revealed the NSW state government’s plans to support small business and communities impacted by COVID-19 as he announced the budget to parliament today. With a focus on cutting red tape and providing support, the budget policies will make it easier to run a business so small business owners can re-build, attract… Read more »


South Australia’s COVID outbreak: what we know and what’s next

- November 16, 2020 4 MIN READ

A COVID cluster linked to a quarantine hotel in Adelaide has today grown to 17 cases. As a result, the South Australian government has reintroduced certain restrictions, including closing gyms, capping patrons in hospitality venues, and limiting visitors to private homes. Meanwhile, other states (WA, VIC, NT, TAS)  have reimposed border restrictions for South Australians.… Read more »


Why the future of post-COVID retail is in the suburbs

- November 14, 2020 4 MIN READ

The COVID-19 pandemic delivered a body blow to CBD retailers, but it’s just the latest of their challenges in recent years. They were already under pressure from cautious consumer spending, intense competition from online retailing and the growth of suburban “mega-centres”. Now, declining commuter foot traffic and an increase in people working from home present… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: All borders except WA to reopen by Christmas

- November 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

The prime minister Scott Morrison has confirmed Australians will be able to travel between all states and territories except Western Australia by Christmas thanks to a new agreement by the National Cabinet. WA easing restrictions WA has decided to continue to go it alone – although the state’s hard border will be scrapped from tonight… Read more »


Queensland border reopens…kinda

- October 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland will open its borders to travellers from most of New South Wales but continue to ban travellers from Greater Sydney. Victorians have also been excluded from entering the state. The state will reopen to visitors from 1 am on November 3, 2020. Queenslanders safety top priority Palaszczuk said the… Read more »


How to manage your anxiety when returning to COVID normal

- October 30, 2020 4 MIN READ

Many Melburnians are joyous at the prospect of a return to socialising, as the city regains some old freedoms this week following significantly eased coronavirus restrictions. Social media is teeming with images of people looking ecstatic about the end of lockdown. But in stark contrast to these images, some people might feel nervous about socialising… Read more »


Small businesses losing over $3 billion in sales due to poor service

- October 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

A recent report by LivePerson has discovered retailers could lose up to $3.17bn in sales as customers ‘walk away’ or abandon shopping carts due to poor service. The survey also found contactless store experiences, communication, convenience, speed and safety are top priorities for customers. Better customer service key to retail’s COVID-19 rebound With Christmas fast… Read more »


Creating the perfect office when you work from home

- October 29, 2020 3 MIN READ

As more businesses make the switch to remote work, ensuring staff have the right equipment to work from home becomes more important than ever. We give you the lowdown on the latest office gear that makes working from home a breeze. Working from home is here to stay The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic… Read more »