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Why government must increase digital focus in small business sector

One year into the pandemic, it’s clear that real opportunity lies in more carefully targeting financial support. We need to see more mutual partnerships where governments reward small businesses that take active steps to help themselves.

$143 million business support package announced by Victorian Government following 5-day lockdown

Victorian business affected by the most recent lockdown may be eligible for support thanks to a Circuit Breaker Support Package introduced by the State Government.

Victoria to end 5-day lockdown; businesses breathe sigh of relief

Some good news for Victorians as the State Government announces the ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown will officially be over from 11:59pm tonight, 17th February 2021.

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.

[UPDATED] NSW cafes and restaurants can double capacity as COVID restrictions across the state ease further

Some good news for cafes and restaurants across NSW as COVID-19 restrictions relax further from today, Friday, following a promising month.

The fitness franchise that’s punched up during the pandemic

Boxing and strength-focused fitness franchise 12RND Fitness has 18 more locations set to launch in 2021. We chat to Co-Founder Tim West...

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.

Will employers be able to mandate employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

In light of Australia's impending roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine in March, a major consideration for employers will be whether they can direct their employees to have the vaccine.

Keeping on top of your taxes: Interview with Kirsten Fish, ATO Deputy Commissioner Small Business

Amidst the constantly changing news cycle and rule amendments, it can be hard for SMEs to keep track of their tax obligations. ...

Contact tracing in Victoria upgraded with US tech giants

The Victorian Government has contracted with tech giants Salesforce and IBM to digitise their contact tracing efforts after being slammed by the...

Australian media code becomes law as Facebook and Google make deals

The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code has officially been cleared by the federal government...

The changes in insolvency & restructuring rules that could catch out Australian businesses

“COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process...

Facebook Australia bans users and publishers from posting and sharing news

Facebook has made a major move in the back and forth with the Australian Government on the proposed Media Bargaining Law. It’s also a potentially dire step by the social media giant for the many Australian publishers that use the platform.

Let’s Talk: The office vs. working from home?

Working from home is now a viable option for many businesses. So, this far into the pandemic, what do we think? Work office vs. Home? Let's talk...

Seven signs big Google news deal; ABC, Nine, Guardian reportedly circling

Seven West Media is Australia’s first large news outlet to sign a deal with Google in order to have the tech giant pay for its news content.

Donald Trump, acquitted of inciting Capitol attack, says movement has ‘only just begun’

A win for Trump. Although, the result came with the highest number of Senators to ever vote against a president from their own party.

How business crisis pressures can produce disruptive diamonds

Disruption waits for no one, especially not a pandemic. Innovative thinking should be top priority during a crisis. Read on...

Let’s Talk: What is the best social media platform for your business?

What social media platform is best for your business? Go all-out on all of them? Focus on one or two? Paid or organic approach? Let's talk...