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Your guide to COVID-19 restrictions state-by-state

- September 7, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

While COVID-19 restrictions were initially announced by the federal government and implemented across Australia in March, since then the states and territories have devised their own strategies to manage the virus. This approach acknowledges different areas will be affected in different ways and at varying times. But as a result, it can be hard to… Read more »

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Slow and steady exit from lockdown as Daniel Andrews plans COVID-normal Christmas

- September 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Victorian government today announced the eagerly anticipated roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. It features several steps that reflect a much slower relaxing of restrictions than last time around. While the government has provided a provisional time frame for the various steps, it is data, not dates, that will determine when restrictions are actually eased.… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: NSW restrictions eased, Bondi opens, Victoria waits, Treasury worries about economic shock, New Zealand relaxes

- April 28, 2020 3 MIN READ

New South Wales residents will be allowed to have up to two adult visitors in their homes from Friday, as the state relaxes its lockdown restrictions, Premier Glady Berejiklian announced on Tuesday morning. The change means friends can catch up at home and bring their children if they want to. While there are risks, Berejiklian… Read more »

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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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Kochie is live taking your personal finance and business questions on COVID-19

- March 18, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

With the small business community concerned how the current COVID-19 crisis will impact their business, Kochie is live and taking your personal finance and small business questions. Want more? Get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox! Follow Kochie’s Business Builders on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Ombusdman calls for COVID-19 support for small business and sole traders  

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Ombusdman calls for COVID-19 support for small business and sole traders

- March 18, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, requesting support for Australia’s small business sector, including the nation’s 1.4 million sole traders as the coronavirus crisis worsens. This morning the PM announced a raft of new measures including level four travel restrictions and a ban on… Read more »