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Australian small business revenue rises above pre-pandemic average as jobs recover

New data from Xero shows that small businesses have recorded a positive revenue growth for nine consecutive months despite snap lockdowns.

Investment NSW to boost economy and jobs as part of COVID-19 recovery

The NSW Government has today opened its Investment NSW agency, which aims to maximise economic benefits and jobs for NSW.

Increased stress, prioritising diversity and inclusion: New report shows state of HR industry a year on from COVID

Digital Recruiting Company HireVue has published a new study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s hiring industry.

Faster global vaccine rollout could boost Australia’s economy by $17bn: KPMG

A new analysis by KPMG has revealed that a faster international rollout of vaccines could boost the Australian economy by $17bn and generate up to 40,000 jobs.

Hospitality, tourism and retail showing promise across regional Australia: CommBank Report

Spending is up across regional Australia, moving past the spend recovery seen in metro areas, according to new data from Commonwealth Bank.

Joe Biden’s huge COVID stimulus bill has been approved by US Congress

Joe Biden's $US1.9 trillion ($AUD2.5 trillion) rescue package managed to get the votes it needed to pass in the House of Representatives...

Morrison government announces second round of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative

The federal government has launched a new $11.6 million funding round under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative that will support female entrepreneurs.

Eftpos announces national QR code payments rollout

Debit card provider eftpos unveiled its plans for a national QR code payments network in Australia which is set to commence trial mid-year.

Victoria claims title of Australia’s job capital as employment numbers surge

Victoria has claimed a post-lockdown victory with promising employment numbers that place the state ahead of the rest of Australia.

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Australia ahead of national rollout

More than 142,000 Pfizer vaccines have arrived in Sydney with the rollout set to begin on Monday, 22 February in Australia.

Federal Government announces plans to change JobSeeker rate as payments return to pre-pandemic levels

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed that the Federal Government is planning to make changes to the JobSeeker rate when the coronavirus supplement ends in March.

Australia’s employment landscape recovers as 43 per cent of companies raise headcount in 2021

The Michael Page Talent Trends report reveals that 43 per cent of businesses expect to increase their headcount in 2021.

‘China’s trade war with Australia is making us money’: Deloitte

Despite hard hits to Australia's wine, beef and barley industries, soaring iron ore spot prices have "more than made ... up" the losses in...

Can you use the JobMaker Hiring Credit? Program Checklist and Detailed Explanations

As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget announced in October, the government unveiled the JobMaker Hiring Credit to incentivise businesses to hire young job...

At least two decades needed to grow in the Asian market: RBA

Australia businesses should prepare to take at least two decades to build new opportunities in the Asian market, says RBA governor Dr Philip Lowe. On...

‘Out & About’ vouchers: How businesses can be involved in the NSW initiative

The NSW Government is giving every adult $100 in vouchers to spend on dining and entertainment in a bid to resuscitate small businesses that...

Five megatrends transforming global trade and investment

On Monday, the CSIRO’s Data61 and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) released a report Global trade and investment megatrends detailing the five...

36,000 businesses to benefit from NSW reduced payroll tax expenses

The NSW government 2020-21 budget has revealed the state's payroll tax threshold will increase from $1 million to $1.2 million benefiting 36,000 businesses. The payroll...

More SMEs predicted to close over the next 6 months, poll shows

A national business poll has been released showing one in three SMEs are considering closing or selling their business within the next six months,...

‘Tsunami’ of job losses to hit male-dominated industries: Clare O’Neil

In a digital address to the McKell Institute today, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work Clare O’Neil warned of the...