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Mar 31, 2020
Rex pulls the pin on all regional Queensland routes

Rex pulls the pin on all regional Queensland routes

Regional Express airline says it will shut down all Queensland Regular Public Transport services from tomorrow (April 1) as the COVID-19 crisis sees takings plummet. It is calling a force majeure event on its contract with the State, saying the government has failed to make the concessions needed to keep those routes viable. “With cash… ...

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Mar 30, 2020
Wage subsidy a $130b lifeline for Australia jobs

Wage subsidy a $130b lifeline for Australia jobs

The Federal Government has announced a wage subsidy of $1500 per fortnight to help employers keep people in jobs . The $130 billion JobKeeper payment is expected to keep about six million Australians employed to help tackle the significant economic impact from the coronavirus. The payment will be open to eligible businesses that receive a… ...

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Mar 28, 2020
COVID-19 stressed businesses clock up $50m in refunds

COVID-19 stressed businesses clock up $50m in refunds

A State payroll tax refund initiative has seen $50 million-plus land in the bank accounts of more than 2300 Queensland businesses feeling the crunch as the result of the COVID-19 crisis. The initiative was announced on Tuesday as part of a $4 billion in measures to support Queenslanders’ health, jobs and businesses. Deputy Premier and… ...

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Mar 28, 2020
Cyber hygiene warning to fight COVID-19 scammers

Cyber hygiene warning to fight COVID-19 scammers

Computer users are being urged to practice cyber hygiene as well as hand hygiene during the COVID-19 crisis, as online scammers strike. The warning comes from CQUniversity Information Systems and Analysis Leader, Dr Ritesh Chugh, who says everyone must stay on guard as these threats are global. Dr Chugh has reflected on the various coronavirus-related… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Mackay business support measures revealed

Mackay business support measures revealed

Mackay Regional Council has detailed stage one of business support measures to help assist those impacted by the escalating COVID-19 crisis. It says it will bring forward maintenance and capital projects and initiatives from 2020-2021 to the next three months to increase local employment and contract opportunities. The measures also include waiving a raft of… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Border entry pass waived for trucking industry

Border entry pass waived for trucking industry

Freight vehicles will be waved through at the Queensland border without having to complete paperwork, the Australian Logistics Council says. In an update to members, ALC chief executive officer Kirk Coningham welcomed the confirmation from the Queensland Government. “Obviously, police may continue to intercept any vehicle suspected of involvement in an offence, or as part of… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
Russell Mineral Equipment sheds staff

Russell Mineral Equipment sheds staff

Mill relining specialist Russell Mineral Equipment (RME) has stood down some staff and retrenched others as COVID-19 measures take their toll. The business said it had closely followed advice from government and medical authorities in the jurisdictions in which it operated since December in relation to COVID-19. However, as a result of the continued spread… ...

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Mar 24, 2020
Rum and COVID-19 – distilleries to the rescue

Rum and COVID-19 – distilleries to the rescue

It’s bottoms up to two Queensland manufacturers, who have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by helping supply much-needed hand sanitiser for the state. Beenleigh Rum Distillery and Bundaberg Rum Distillery will focus on the production of ethanol for hand sanitiser immediately, using existing production lines and staff. “My department has reached out to Queensland manufacturers,… ...

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Mar 23, 2020
Commonwealth adds another layer of business aid

Commonwealth adds another layer of business aid

The Commonwealth Government has announced a raft of measures to assist businesses as part of the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the impact of the coronavirus. It came as the National Cabinet yesterday agreed to move to more widespread restrictions on social gatherings, forcing a shutdown of venues like pubs, gyms and… ...

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