social housing

Economists call for boosts to JobSeeker and social housing ahead of budget

- September 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

Overwhelmingly, Australia’s leading economists want the budget to boost social housing and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit rather than bring forward personal income tax cuts. The 49 eminent economists who responded to Conversation-Economic Society of Australia pre-budget survey were asked to rate 13 options in terms of “bang for the buck” – effectiveness in boosting the… Read more »

A group of diners showing how more dining space could support Sydney businesses

The bold plan to enliven the heart of the city

- September 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

As part of their pandemic community recovery strategy, the City of Sydney has unveiled plans to turn Sydney into a 24-hour alfresco city by November. Move over New York! The 12-month plan would tear apart logistical red tape currently preventing small business owners from serving late-night customers and waive outdoor dining fees until March 2021. … Read more »


VIC businesses showing optimism for recovery

- September 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

As Melbourne edges closer to coming out of lockdown, new data from Sensis has revealed signs of optimism from the state’s small business community. When it comes to the future of small business, Melbourne small businesses are twice as optimistic as they were a month ago. According to the September Sensis Business Index, 35 per… Read more »


CPA Australia calls for Govt. to reimagine and reinvent for business recovery

- July 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) is urging the Morrison government to reflect, reimagine and reinvent to assist small businesses to recover post-COVID-19. Dr Gary Pflugrath, Executive General Manager Policy and Advocacy at CPA Australia suggests the government needs to shift its policy focus to supporting business recovery and reinvention to shepherd the nation to… Read more »