The Night Time Industries Association has criticised the government’s JobKeeper and stimulus schemes saying they do not go far enough to support casual or foreign workers, or business cash flow.
NSW clubs, pubs, small bars, cafes and restaurants can now sell takeaway food and alcohol this Good Friday and ANZAC Day in a move to help businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The inGrained Foundation has extended the application deadline for its Northern Rivers Large Grants Program 2020 from 9th April to Thursday 21st May.
The McGowan Labor Government has unveiled a $1 billion relief package to support Western Australian businesses, households and community groups.
The Marshall Liberal Government has announced a $10 million maintenance stimulus package to assist South Australia through the impacts of COVID-19.
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.
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.