A new grants program has opened aimed at helping Queensland export businesses better sell their products online to overseas customers.
The new $400,000 E-commerce Grants Program will offer up to $10,000 to Queensland exporters that already have an e-commerce deal but want to ramp up their online activity in Queensland’s key export markets.
It is undeniable the impact COVID-19 has had on the world in which we live. In Australia, we watched the initial headlines of positive cases, followed by the swift response of hard lock downs. We have experienced the ongoing Government announcements in efforts to aid business health and stimulate our economy. As the financial support slowly ends, clients may be concerned with navigating the impending months ahead.
In November 2020, Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG:AU) announced it would raise up to $750 million in new equity capital. The move taken by IAG was in response to the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal (NSWCA) 18 November judgment on a business interruption insurance test case.
In a unanimous decision, the NSWCA determined pandemic exclusions that refer to the Quarantine Act and subsequent amendments, rather than the Biosecurity Act, are not effective to exclude cover for business interruption losses associated with COVID-19.
Scams and scammers are tricks and fraudsters that get you to pay money or divulge certain personal information that allows other people to impersonate you. You should only provide your personal information, like your tax file number and bank details to people that you trust.
In September 2019 the Federal Government launched the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, providing $160m of co-funded grants to assist small and medium-sized Australian manufacturers to invest in new technology, grow and create new jobs.
Round 2 of this initiative, valued at $52.8m, is now open, but applications close 5pm (AEDT) 21 January 2021.