New Jobs Data, Industry Support Packages and International Travel

Borders to Reopen to International Travel The borders will be reopened to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders from 21 February. Unvaccinated travellers who have a medical reason for not getting inoculated will need to apply for a travel exemption and will be required to quarantine at a hotel. Safe Transition Industry Support Package The WA Government has launched a $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package to assist eligible…  Read more

New Travel Bubbles, Google’s Big Aussie Investment and Director Identification Numbers

This week was another busy week in business with plenty of Australian and international news. Read on for the latest updates about new travel bubbles, Google’s latest investment and Director Identification Numbers. Australia Hits 90% Single-Dose Mark Australia has hit a new milestone, with 90% of those who are 16 years old and above having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This makes every state and territory…  Read more

Collins & Co Business Update – 18 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance that may be available to you. Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions in Melbourne New stricter COVID-19 restrictions came into effect…  Read more

What lockdown support is available to Victorian business?

Support is available if you are impacted by the Victorian lockdowns. A series of grants and top-up grants are available to support Victorian business. There are two main streams for grants in Victoria: New grants – Grants or grant extensions for businesses that previously did not qualify or did not access the available grants: Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension Small…  Read more

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