‘Go Local First’ campaign to support small business

Funded by the Federal Nationals in Government, the campaign led by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) will urge Australians to ‘Go Local First’ when they are purchasing products and services to help the small business sector get back on its feet. The campaign will highlight the vital role of small businesses in…

Slashing licence fees to help small businesses

Up to 200,000 licence holders operating across the trades and construction sectors will not have to pay up to $50 million worth of licence fees, thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the licence fee waivers were a crucial part of the state government’s first economic…

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Support to keep businesses open now and into future

The NSW Nationals in Government have welcomed measures that provide greater protection from evictions for commercial tennants significantly impacted by COVID-19. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the $440 million land tax relief package will apply to commercial leases where the tenant is in financial distress due to COVID-19, including but not…

Helpline for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Australian Government’s business hotline will now give more support to small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operations at the business.gov.au 13 28 46 Contact Centre will increase from five days per week to seven days per week, and provide additional hours of support outside standard operating hours for the first month,…

Further support for bushfire-affected businesses

Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed an additional $76 million from the Federal Nationals in Government to help the tourism industry recover and grants and tax-relief for businesses in areas worst-hit by bushfires. Grants for eligible businesses and non-profit organisations of up to $50,000 (tax free) have also been announced to help businesses get…

Small businesses working hard through drought

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has congratulated Tamworth City Dance Academy for being named Regional Business of the Year, New England North West. Mr Anderson also paid tribute to a number of businesses and people who were recognised at the awards ceremony as well. “Businesses small, medium or large are facing some pretty…