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Doorknocking no-show numbers drop in Melbourne as lockdowns take effect

Following the Australian Defence Force's largest single day effort of doorknocking, Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed the numbers of no-shows at homes in Victoria are improving. Of the 1,150 home visits to people meant to be isolating conducted yesterday by the ADF and Health Depart...

Doorknocking no-show numbers drop in Melbourne as lockdowns take effect
Doorknocking no-show numbers drop in Melbourne as lockdowns take effect
Doorknocking no-show numbers drop in Melbourne as lockdowns take effect

Following the Australian Defence Force's largest single day effort of doorknocking, Premier Daniel Andrews has...

Himstedt Family outbids Global Foods for Buderim Group's ginger division
Himstedt Family outbids Global Foods for Buderim Group's ginger division

A Queensland family that revitalised vanilla processor Queen Fine Foods has entered a binding agreement to buy Bud...

Gary Weiss-backed ARA lifts bid for Cromwell
Gary Weiss-backed ARA lifts bid for Cromwell

ARA Group has today purchased around $61.6 million worth of Cromwell Property Group (ASX: CMW) shares on-market af...

Young Australians flock to Matt Barrie's Freelancer.com as job market flatlines
Young Australians flock to Matt Barrie's Freelancer.com as job market flatlines

According to Matt Barrie (pictured), there has never been a better time than now to start a new business. The ...

JobKeeper eligibility expanded with $15.6 billion added to the pool
JobKeeper eligibility expanded with $15.6 billion added to the pool

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (pictured) has announced changes to the JobKeeper program in response to Stage 4...

Ardent Leisure to reopen Dreamworld and WhiteWater World
Ardent Leisure to reopen Dreamworld and WhiteWater World

Ardent Leisure (ASX: ALG) has announced plans to reopen Dreamworld and WhiteWater World on the Gold Coast in ...

70 to isolate in SA medi-hotels as state's Thebarton cluster grows
70 to isolate in SA medi-hotels as state's Thebarton cluster grows

A new confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to a growing South Australian cluster has forced 70 close contacts in...

Newcastle health alerts expanded to include Sushi Revolution and Bar 88
Newcastle health alerts expanded to include Sushi Revolution and Bar 88

Update: Since publication NSW Health has reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 A sushi restaurant and a bar in New...

High score: Mogul spikes as former Disney exec named CEO
High score: Mogul spikes as former Disney exec named CEO

Shares in listed esports company Mogul (ASX: ESH) are the highest they've been this year on the back of two hi...

Magellan to merge global funds into $15.6 billion trust
Magellan to merge global funds into $15.6 billion trust

Magellan Global Trust (ASX: MGG) aims to improve the liquidity and value of its offering through an unorthodox pla...

Planning underway for Gold Coast Airport stage of light rail
Planning underway for Gold Coast Airport stage of light rail

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today confirmed a business case is now being planned for Stage 4 of t...

A "heavy blow": Victorian lockdowns could cost economy $12b
A "heavy blow": Victorian lockdowns could cost economy $12b

The imposition of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne may shrink real GDP by $7 to $9 billion and push effective une...

Health alerts issued in Newcastle as region records two new COVID-19 cases
Health alerts issued in Newcastle as region records two new COVID-19 cases

Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have put Hunter New England Health (HNEH) on high alert for community transmis...

Scentre Group board salaries return to normal despite trying times for retail
Scentre Group board salaries return to normal despite trying times for retail

After reports it has been driving a hard bargain with tenants and expectations net operating cash flows will fall ...

Nick Scali beats COVID blues and tables a $42m profit
Nick Scali beats COVID blues and tables a $42m profit

At the beginning of 2020 Nick Scali (ASX: NCK) was bemoaning the state of consumer confidence in Australia, but ev...

Alliance Aviation soars with record profit
Alliance Aviation soars with record profit

A Brisbane-based airline with a strong focus on charter flights has defied the aviation sector's doom and gloo...

Man in his 30s among 15 new deaths in Victoria
Man in his 30s among 15 new deaths in Victoria

A man in his 30s is among the 15 new deaths from COVID-19 in Victoria today, representing the deadliest day in the...

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Himstedt Family outbids Global Foods for Buderim Group's ginger division
Himstedt Family outbids Global Foods for Buderim Group's ginger division

A Queensland family that revitalised vanilla processor Queen Fine Foods has entered a binding agreement to buy Bud...

Property

Gary Weiss-backed ARA lifts bid for Cromwell
Gary Weiss-backed ARA lifts bid for Cromwell

ARA Group has today purchased around $61.6 million worth of Cromwell Property Group (ASX: CMW) shares on-market af...

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

Blackbird Ventures raises $500m for Aussie and NZ startups
Blackbird Ventures raises $500m for Aussie and NZ startups

The Sydney-based venture capital (VC) fund that helped propel the likes of Canva and Culture Amp has recently comp...

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

Magellan to merge global funds into $15.6 billion trust
Magellan to merge global funds into $15.6 billion trust

Magellan Global Trust (ASX: MGG) aims to improve the liquidity and value of its offering through an unorthodox pla...

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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