Commercial landlords in New South Wales will now be required to offer rental relief to tenants with an annual turnover less than $50 million under an extended state support scheme.

NSW Extends Commercial Tenancy Relief

Commercial landlords in New South Wales will now be required to offer rental relief to tenants with an annual turnover less than $50 million under an extended state support scheme. The NSW government last week announced the reintroduction of national cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing, which will mandate rent relief for eligible…
PM announces COVID disaster payment

Morrison Announces COVID Disaster Payment

The temporary payment will be made on a week-by-week basis to those suffering lost income in Commonwealth-declared hotspots. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a new temporary COVID disaster payment which will provide financial support for areas defined as COVID-19 national hotspots and are undergoing lockdown for more than seven days. Workers who are…
Gladys Berijiklian NSW Government

NSW Announces $24m Innovation and Research Program

The Berejiklian government will offer small and medium-sized businesses up to $24 million in grants over two years to commercialise solutions for the government’s agencies. The NSW government on Tuesday announced its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a scheme geared toward encouraging small and medium-sized businesses to solve government initiatives related to five of…
‘Increase the rate, broaden the base’: Looking at GST 20 years on

Looking at GST 20 years on: ‘Increase the rate, broaden the base’

Consumption tax should be raised to 20 per cent or broadened to cover a wider base, says tax experts as debate over the GST rages on. At a tax reform conference hosted by the Blueprint Institute in Sydney on Monday, a panel of tax experts each had varying suggestions to government on the ways the…
NSW Government Announce New Grants Post Lockdown

NSW, WA Governments Announce New Grants Post-Lockdown

The New South Wales and Western Australia state governments have now announced new grants for small businesses affected by snap COVID-19 lockdowns. In NSW, the new $3,000 and $5,000 hardship grants will be available to small businesses in Sydney’s Northern Beaches that were affected by COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas last year. WA small businesses will…
NSW Government Dine & Discover Vouchers

Christmas Comes Early for NSW Hospitality, Tourism & Art Industries

What a year! I think I can speak on behalf of, well, everyone, when I say that Christmas is upon us and I couldn’t be happier to close the chapter that is the year 2020. It’s the time of year where most businesses are winding down and planning for a little R & R, however…
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