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Melbourne to enter lockdown from midnight tomorrow

All residents of metropolitan local government areas (LGAs) in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will face Stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions as of midnight tomorrow for six weeks, as authorities scramble to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks from spiralling out of control. After recording 191 new cases...

Melbourne to enter lockdown from midnight tomorrow
Melbourne to enter lockdown from midnight tomorrow
Melbourne to enter lockdown from midnight tomorrow

All residents of metropolitan local government areas (LGAs) in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will face Stage 3 stay...

SA takes a tougher stance on VIC border, shuts down nightclubs
SA takes a tougher stance on VIC border, shuts down nightclubs

It has now been a week since South Australian Premier Steven Marshall announced the state's border with Victor...

Ford distribution centre to be built in Merrifield, Dexus acquires site
Ford distribution centre to be built in Merrifield, Dexus acquires site

Ford Australia has announced today it will open a new automotive parts distribution centre at Merrifield...

WA will cap international arrivals
WA will cap international arrivals

The Federal Government has reacted "favourably" to Western Australia's request to limit internationa...

Gold Coast tourism bookings return to 2019 levels
Gold Coast tourism bookings return to 2019 levels

The Gold Coast tourism industry is showing signs of recovery following the slump of COVID19 restrictions, with Que...

Afterpay to raise $800m as co-founders cash in
Afterpay to raise $800m as co-founders cash in

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) giant Afterpay (ASX: APT) will ride significant FY20 sales growth with an $800 million ca...

4000 people sign up for WA COVID-19 vaccine trial, doses begin
4000 people sign up for WA COVID-19 vaccine trial, doses begin

The trial is one of just 15 worldwide that have gone beyond the pre-clinical stage. More than 4,000 people hav...

ASIC grants Wilson permission to proceed with Keybridge takeover
ASIC grants Wilson permission to proceed with Keybridge takeover

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has greenlit Wilson Asset Management's (ASX: WAM) a...

WA Premier calls for flight cap, urges PM to withdraw support of Clive Palmer's High Court challenge
WA Premier calls for flight cap, urges PM to withdraw support of Clive Palmer's High Court challenge

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has formally requested a cap on international arrivals into Perth Airport ...

COVID case forced Woolworths delivery centre to close
COVID case forced Woolworths delivery centre to close

A Woolworths (ASX: WOW) customer fulfilment centre (CFC) that services online orders in Melbourne was shut down ov...

Virgin Australia bondholders cry foul over Bain Capital takeover
Virgin Australia bondholders cry foul over Bain Capital takeover

Two large unsecured creditors of Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) have called on the Takeovers Panel to intervene in th...

World's "greenest residential building" proposed for Brisbane
World's "greenest residential building" proposed for Brisbane

Dense landscaping with more than a thousand trees is planned for a green residential development dubbed "The ...

NSW to close borders to VIC as COVID-19 crisis worsens
NSW to close borders to VIC as COVID-19 crisis worsens

New South Wales will close its border to Victoria from 11:59pm tomorrow following talks between VIC Premier Daniel...

Chinese developer to acquire Mariners Cove Marina for $28 million
Chinese developer to acquire Mariners Cove Marina for $28 million

The company behind the $1 billion 'Jewel' development in Surfers Paradise has acquired another slice of th...

Trio of neighbouring properties in West Melbourne sold for $60m
Trio of neighbouring properties in West Melbourne sold for $60m

The sale of a West Melbourne office asset is the third in a trio of neighbouring properties to be sold by CBRE, si...

Primewest adds two more shopping centres to its $300m "daily needs" trust
Primewest adds two more shopping centres to its $300m "daily needs" trust

Property fund manager Primewest has added two shopping centres to its recently launched "daily needs" pr...

Exporters to receive $240m in extra funding as freight support extended
Exporters to receive $240m in extra funding as freight support extended

Australia's exporters have been thrown a line thanks to the Federal Government's decision to extend a frei...

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Ford distribution centre to be built in Merrifield, Dexus acquires site
Ford distribution centre to be built in Merrifield, Dexus acquires site

Ford Australia has announced today it will open a new automotive parts distribution centre at Merrifield...

Property

Ford distribution centre to be built in Merrifield, Dexus acquires site
Ford distribution centre to be built in Merrifield, Dexus acquires site

Ford Australia has announced today it will open a new automotive parts distribution centre at Merrifield...

Opinion

Victoria is on the precipice of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak. Will the new measures work?
Victoria is on the precipice of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak. Will the new measures work?

I recently wrote about Victoria's surge in COVID-19 cases. On that day, Victoria recorded 11 new infections, a...

Leadership

In tomorrow's economy, leaders who innovate service and CX will have the upper hand
In tomorrow's economy, leaders who innovate service and CX will have the upper hand

With an increased shift to online transactions during COVID-19, service innovation and customer experience (CX) ar...

Entrepreneurship

Remote working revolution sees Canva valuation hit US$6 billion
Remote working revolution sees Canva valuation hit US$6 billion

Australian online design platform Canva is now worth US$6 billion (AUD$8.7 billion) after completing a US$60 milli...

Technology

Federal Government to pump $1.35 billion into Nation's cyber security capabilities
Federal Government to pump $1.35 billion into Nation's cyber security capabilities

More than $1.35 billion will be invested into the nation's cyber security capabilities over the next decade by...

Former Quantum Resources CEO charged with insider trading
Former Quantum Resources CEO charged with insider trading

The former CEO and director of gold mining company Quantum Resources (now known as Nova Minerals (ASX: NVA) has be...

Finance

BAF one step closer to exit from Blue Sky management after long delays
BAF one step closer to exit from Blue Sky management after long delays

Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (ASX: BAF) has finally resolved issues that were holding back a management chang...

Marketing

Survival of the smallest? Retail's post-COVID-19 future
Survival of the smallest? Retail's post-COVID-19 future

A consumer behaviour expert believes large retailers and shopping centres will face challenges as people spend les...

Executive Lifestyle

Welcome to the "Future of Work": serviced & virtual offices
Welcome to the "Future of Work": serviced & virtual offices

Due to a global paradigm shift in the way we think about work and our working environment, the demand for serviced...

Conference And Events

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre prepares to reopen
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre prepares to reopen

Green shoots are showing at one of Australia's preeminent conference and events spaces as the Gold Coast Conve...

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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