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The vaccinated & a divided by border restrictions across the country

Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions. And, it is not just businesses in lockdown that are in crisis. … Read more

Vic lockdown Support Packages

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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 … Read more

What lockdown support is available? (updated)

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If you can’t work because you or someone in your household is impacted by COVID-19, support is available. There are two payments accessible to individuals: the COVID-19 Disaster Payment; and, the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. How to apply for support You can apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment and the Pandemic Leave Payment through your … Read more

Tradies can unlock new opportunities across the country

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National licence recognition for tradies Builders, electricians, plumbers, architects, real estate agents, security guards and other workers who hold an occupational licence in their home state or territory and who want to do the same work in another state or territory will soon be automatically deemed to have the necessary licence. The Federal, State and … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace

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The first COVID-19 vaccination in Australia rolled out on 21 February 2021 preceded by a wave of protests. With the rollout, comes a thorny question for employers about individual rights, workplace health and safety, and vaccination enforcement. The rollout, managed in phases, is expected to complete by the end of 2021 (you can check your … Read more