Commercial landlords can get debt relief and loan deferrals from their banks if they do not terminate leases or evict current tenants due to rent arrears caused by COVID-19 according to the Australian Banking Association.
Between them, the Queensland and Victorian state governments have reportedly returned $102 million to businesses in the form of payroll tax refunds.
Temporary changes are to be put in place regulating foreign investment in Australian companies, which will now all require approval, with the government prioritising urgent applications that protect and support Australian jobs.
Tasmanian breweries are calling on all beer drinking Tasmanians to support local through the Isolation Beer Festival 4-5th April, which will include online tastings, tours and ‘meet the brewer’ sessions.
Stone & Wood are offering to take back unopened kegs from venues and give credit to customers as it looks to help the hospitality industry.
The Victorian Government has launched a $1.7bn package including a $500m Business Support Fund and payroll tax waiver to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Melbourne has released $5 million to support small to medium sized businesses invest in online and e-commerce capabilities, take part in training and professional development and undertake expansion projects as it looks to help businesses adapt.
As part of a number of support measures announced by the Western Australian Brewers Association, it will team up with WARRRL to ask the state government to delay the container deposit scheme set to start in June.
WA has temporarily restricted takeaway liquor sales to one carton per person in attempts to “minimise alcohol related problems in the community”.
The Independent Brewers Association is calling on Australians to support their local brewery and help save the industry with help from the Crafty Pint’s #keepinglocalalive initiative.