COVID-19 coronavirus: Business and industry advice

Latest information and advice, including economic and health support measures and restrictions. Last updated: 18 May 2020 at 12.01am On this page you will find: Changes to restrictions COVID Safety Guidelines and Plans COVID Safety Plan for food businesses COVID Safety Plan for sport and recreation General advice for employers Changes to restrictions  Restrictions are in place for […]

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Local business shares insight into current COVID19 situation

We recently caught up with MRCCI Members, Steve and Sonya Bolesta from Backyard Creations, to hear how their business and their team are adapting to the current health and economic crisis in our region. They shared some great insights: How has your industry been affected? “Within our industry, we have noticed a slowing of construction enquiries and […]

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Deloitte: Safe Harbour and the impact of COVID-19

Public policy measures introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are resulting in a significant operational disruption for many businesses. Many businesses are facing a protracted and unexpected period of poor trading. This Safe Harbour resource offers directors the opportunity to assess the current and expected trajectory of their business, and work with an experienced, […]

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LATEST: Regional Development Australia Updates

Updates from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has provided information about the following topics: The Higher Education Relief Package, which will support workers displaced by the pandemic to upskill or retrain, while also supporting universities and other providers of higher education to continue teaching The Early Childhood Education […]

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National Open Data Survey Project

The survey is being promoted through multiple networks across Australia, including state government, the RDA network, Industry Growth Centres, industry associations, councils, corporates, not-for-profits and other social networks.

If you are a business owner, a manager of a business or not-for-profit, a sole trader, partner or contractor with an ABN we would like your response.

Data and results will be available on a Survey Response page in early April. As the number of responses grows over the weeks ahead, we will provide further Excel files for download and use.

All data collected will be available to every region, sector and state to use. This is an open data project. We have asked CSIRO Data61, QUT and Griffith Universities to act as data analysis and reporting partners in the project.

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CCIWA: Australian Government Economic Response to Covid-19

This assistance will support businesses to manage cash flow challenges and help businesses retain their employees. These two measures are designed to support employing small and medium enterprises and to improve business confidence. In addition, the wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees will help to ensure the continued development of the skilled workforce that employers need. Read more.

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Australian Government Delivering Support for Business Investment Fact Sheet

The Australian Government is backing business investment with a 15 month time limited investment incentive to support business investment and economic growth over the short-term by accelerating depreciation deductions, and encouraging a stronger economic recovery following the Coronavirus outbreak.. Read more …

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Ed Toolbox: Coronavirus National Open Data Survey

The Survey Response page on the Ed Toolbox is live.
We have got responses from every sector now, and the survey is being pushed out through RDA networks, industry associations and so on.
We will post updates on the Response page at milestones – 100, 200, 400, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 etc
There is a live map on the page with pins for each response.

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