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PM announces pandemic leave disaster payment

The Australian Government has today patched up a serious hole in its policy to incentivise social distancing, offering $1,500 pandemic leave disaster payments valid over 14 days to workers who don't have access to sick leave. It is a move that follows Victoria's approach of test is...

PM announces pandemic leave disaster payment
PM announces pandemic leave disaster payment
PM announces pandemic leave disaster payment

The Australian Government has today patched up a serious hole in its policy to incentivise social distancing, offe...

Sweeping changes for Victorian retail and construction, more cash grants on offer
Sweeping changes for Victorian retail and construction, more cash grants on offer

Retail will look more "different than it has ever looked" before and work on construction sites will be ...

Smiles Inclusive investors call for EGM to overthrow board
Smiles Inclusive investors call for EGM to overthrow board

With shares suspended since March and its founder believing it would take a miracle for the company to survive, de...

Alliance Aviation flying high on $111m fleet boost
Alliance Aviation flying high on $111m fleet boost

While most airlines have been flailing since the outbreak of COVID-19, Alliance Aviation Services (ASX: AQZ) has f...

New restrictions for SA venues after two new COVID-19 cases
New restrictions for SA venues after two new COVID-19 cases

Venues in South Australia will be restricted to serving alcohol to seated patrons only from midnight on Tuesday ni...

Primewest acquires Adelaide industrial property for $22m
Primewest acquires Adelaide industrial property for $22m

Property fund manager Primewest (ASX:PWG) has now lifted the value of its Industrial Income Trust No.3 to $80...

The house loses $1 billion as COVID-19 hits Tabcorp
The house loses $1 billion as COVID-19 hits Tabcorp

The economic effects of COVID-19 are expected to result in a $1 billion impairment charge for gambling giant Tabco...

Zero new cases as "very crucial" week begins for QLD
Zero new cases as "very crucial" week begins for QLD

Queensland has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says this will be a &...

State of Disaster: Melbourne enters Stage 4 lockdown
State of Disaster: Melbourne enters Stage 4 lockdown

Significant new restrictions, including an evening curfew and strict travel restrictions, were imposed in Melbourn...

Harold Mitchell found guilty over involvement in Seven's Tennis Australia deal
Harold Mitchell found guilty over involvement in Seven's Tennis Australia deal

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has been successful in its case against Harold Mitchell...

Woolworths urges customers to mask up in NSW, ACT and QLD hotspots
Woolworths urges customers to mask up in NSW, ACT and QLD hotspots

Woolworths Group (ASX: WOW) is taking a proactive approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) as the retaile...

One in four COVID-19 cases not at home in Victoria, 627 new infections today
One in four COVID-19 cases not at home in Victoria, 627 new infections today

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) has revealed one in four people infected with COVID-19 are not at home...

Credit loss provisions send Prospa into the red
Credit loss provisions send Prospa into the red

Fintech lender Prospa (ASX: PGL) saw its revenues hit the wall in April and May, with pressures on its small busin...

Digital platforms to pay for Australian news content under mandatory code of conduct
Digital platforms to pay for Australian news content under mandatory code of conduct

Facebook and Google will have to remunerate Australian news media companies under a mandatory code of conduct desi...

One new case in QLD ahead of border closure to Sydneysiders
One new case in QLD ahead of border closure to Sydneysiders

Queensland authorities have reported one new case of COVID-19 linked to the Korean restaurant Madtongsan IV in Sun...

Sydney: Health alert for venues in Surry Hills, Cabramatta, Marrickville
Sydney: Health alert for venues in Surry Hills, Cabramatta, Marrickville

Last night NSW Health put out health warnings for three locations attended by confirmed COVID-19 cases: Harpo...

Dine in or walk away? How to tell if a venue is COVID safe in NSW
Dine in or walk away? How to tell if a venue is COVID safe in NSW

New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for more businesses to register as COVID Safe, as the state ...

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Companies

Smiles Inclusive investors call for EGM to overthrow board
Smiles Inclusive investors call for EGM to overthrow board

With shares suspended since March and its founder believing it would take a miracle for the company to survive, de...

Property

Primewest acquires Adelaide industrial property for $22m
Primewest acquires Adelaide industrial property for $22m

Property fund manager Primewest (ASX:PWG) has now lifted the value of its Industrial Income Trust No.3 to $80...

Opinion

I survived COVID-19. Now let's talk about the mental health crisis it has exacerbated
I survived COVID-19. Now let's talk about the mental health crisis it has exacerbated

Research is suggesting that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely leading to a drastic rise in suicide ...

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

Woolworths taps SendFX to power international money transfers
Woolworths taps SendFX to power international money transfers

SendFX has been selected by Woolworths's Employees Credit Union to offer members preferential exchange rates a...

Technology

Credit loss provisions send Prospa into the red
Credit loss provisions send Prospa into the red

Fintech lender Prospa (ASX: PGL) saw its revenues hit the wall in April and May, with pressures on its small busin...

Harold Mitchell found guilty over involvement in Seven's Tennis Australia deal
Harold Mitchell found guilty over involvement in Seven's Tennis Australia deal

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has been successful in its case against Harold Mitchell...

Finance

Credit loss provisions send Prospa into the red
Credit loss provisions send Prospa into the red

Fintech lender Prospa (ASX: PGL) saw its revenues hit the wall in April and May, with pressures on its small busin...

Marketing

Jennifer Hawkins the new brand ambassador at Bubs Australia
Jennifer Hawkins the new brand ambassador at Bubs Australia

TV presenter, model and entrepreneur Jennifer Hawkins will be the new face of goat's milk formula company Bubs...

Executive Lifestyle

Surfers Paradise Marriott set for $35m rebrand
Surfers Paradise Marriott set for $35m rebrand

The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa will have a new name and look in December as part of a $35 million ...

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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