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PM announces $130 billion job keeper plan to keep businesses alive

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $130 billion stimulus package to partially pay the salaries of workers around the nation for the next six months. The Job Seeker Coronavirus Supplement will see the Government pay Australian employers $1,500 per fortnight - around 70 per cent o...

PM announces $130 billion job keeper plan to keep businesses alive
Guidance withdrawal update: QBE Insurance, BOQ, Tyro Payments
Guidance withdrawal update: QBE Insurance, BOQ, Tyro Payments

A string of new ASX-companies have today joined the long list of businesses opting to withdraw or suspend earnings...

Ansell maintains guidance as glove demand stays strong
Ansell maintains guidance as glove demand stays strong

Glove and protective equipment manufacturer Ansell (ASX: ANN) saw its shares surge 17 per cent this morning after ...

WOTSO to benefit from BlackWall rent deferrals
WOTSO to benefit from BlackWall rent deferrals

BlackWall Property Trust (ASX: BWR) has announced it will be offering rent abatements or deferrals to tenants suff...

Australian banks extend loan deferrals to 30,000 more businesses
Australian banks extend loan deferrals to 30,000 more businesses

More than 30,000 Australian businesses can now access the six-month loan repayment deferral program after the Aust...

PM announces moratorium on evictions, gatherings restricted to two persons only
PM announces moratorium on evictions, gatherings restricted to two persons only

Australian commercial and residential tenants impacted by Covid-19 have been given a six month reprieve as the cou...

Myer stores closed, 10,000 staff stood down
Myer stores closed, 10,000 staff stood down

Department store Myer (ASX: MYR) is the latest retailer to shut down in the face of strict gathering restrictions and...

Rex rescued by $198 million government assistance package
Rex rescued by $198 million government assistance package

Australia's regional airlines will be kept in the sky after the Federal Government announced a $198 million Re...

US stimulus package includes US$350 billion for job restoration and retention
US stimulus package includes US$350 billion for job restoration and retention

US President Donald Trump passed an historic US$2.2 trillion (AUD$3.56 trillion) stimulus package on Friday night ...

Carlton & United Breweries donates hand sanitiser to health workers
Carlton & United Breweries donates hand sanitiser to health workers

Australia's largest brewer has announced it will donate 20,000 litres of hand sanitiser to frontline medi...

Stamford to temporarily close five hotels in Australia and New Zealand
Stamford to temporarily close five hotels in Australia and New Zealand

A number of Stamford Hotels and Resorts hotels around the country will close in response to the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Storm Financial directors lose appeal
Storm Financial directors lose appeal

A Federal Court has confirmed the directors of Townsville-based Storm Financial breached their duties in advice to...

PM wants businesses to "hibernate" until recovery, forced quarantine for new arrivals
PM wants businesses to "hibernate" until recovery, forced quarantine for new arrivals

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will introduce a third stimulus package to put businesses into 'hibernation'...

Brisbane City Council offers rates relief to businesses facing hardship
Brisbane City Council offers rates relief to businesses facing hardship

The Brisbane City Council (BCC) has responded to community concerns by offering rates relief to businesses an...

Premier Investments slams Westfield owners over coronavirus management
Premier Investments slams Westfield owners over coronavirus management

An owner of iconic retail brands ranging from Peter Alexander to Smiggle has hit out at the nation's shop...

Woolworths Group to recruit 20,000 extra staff
Woolworths Group to recruit 20,000 extra staff

Australia's largest retailer is going on an aggressive recruitment drive in a bid to meet "unprecedented ...

S&P downgrades rating for "fundamentally well managed" Virgin Australia
S&P downgrades rating for "fundamentally well managed" Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) has received its second credit rating downgrade in almost as many weeks, with Sta...

Adairs, Review, Black Pepper and JETS Swimwear to shut down bricks & mortar stores
Adairs, Review, Black Pepper and JETS Swimwear to shut down bricks & mortar stores

More retailers have announced store closures in the face of lower in-store foot traffic and Covid-19 social distan...

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Ansell maintains guidance as glove demand stays strong
Ansell maintains guidance as glove demand stays strong

Glove and protective equipment manufacturer Ansell (ASX: ANN) saw its shares surge 17 per cent this morning after ...

Property

How luxury property filmmaker Goldeneye Media went global without going viral
How luxury property filmmaker Goldeneye Media went global without going viral

In an era where we are used to having intimate access to the lifestyles of the rich and the famous via social medi...

Opinion

The case for Endgame C: stop almost everything, restart when coronavirus is gone
The case for Endgame C: stop almost everything, restart when coronavirus is gone

  Nobody likes talking about the COVID-19 endgame, but we need to choose one. The appropriate interventio...

Leadership

A leader's guide to surviving coronavirus
A leader's guide to surviving coronavirus

As the coronavirus crisis sweeps the globe, I've had many people asking me: "Who would want to be a corpo...

Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurial decision I ever made
The best entrepreneurial decision I ever made

The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely road. In my own experience, I found that at times the entrepreneur...

Technology

MedAdvisor launches fast-tracked medicine delivery app
MedAdvisor launches fast-tracked medicine delivery app

The developer of a home delivery service for prescription medicines hopes to ease the burden placed on pharmacies ...

Cash Converters settles class action for $42.5 million
Cash Converters settles class action for $42.5 million

Nearly 70,000 Queensland Cash Converters customers will share in the spoils of a $42.5 million class action settle...

Finance

New $66.1 billion stimulus package for businesses and households
New $66.1 billion stimulus package for businesses and households

The Federal Government has announced a third stimulus package targeted at those receiving government benefits and ...

Marketing

Adapt or Die: Our 2020 Strategic Marketing Guide
Adapt or Die: Our 2020 Strategic Marketing Guide

With a new decade now upon us, I feel that it is the perfect time for a spot of reflection on the years behind and...

Executive Lifestyle

Superyacht trial to commence at Brisbane's Kangaroo Point
Superyacht trial to commence at Brisbane's Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point on the Brisbane River could soon be a hub for the world's most luxurious superyachts if a gover...

Conference And Events

Entertainment and hospitality industry haemorrhaging
Entertainment and hospitality industry haemorrhaging

Blues Fest in Byron Bay, Vivid Sydney 2020, and a string of corporate conferences and events around the country ha...

Video

From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen
From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket." It's the mantra young entrepreneurs Scott and Shae ...

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