“The decision by NSW to set a 90 day time limit on social distancing rules is welcome and should be adopted across the country and with restrictions of all kinds,” Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group said.
NSW Planning & Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes should be commended for his decision to bring in new rules to allow construction sites to operate on weekends and public holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic, said David Bare Executive Director of HIA NSW.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the $130 billion JobKeeper package announced by the federal government today (30 March 2020).
The Australian Workers Union (AWU) and Ai Group are joining forces to urge that every effort is made to ensure Australian manufacturing businesses remain safe and can continue to supply the needs of Australian households, businesses, community organisations and health providers.
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Classify the steel industry as essential
“As we inevitably move towards shutting down parts of our economy to deal with the health threat of coronavirus, it is vital that the designation of essential services is appropriately broad and includes the supply chains necessary to allow those essential services to continue to operate. The definition of essential services also needs to be […]
HIA is fully supportive of the Government’s rescue package for small business and is confident it will be passed through parliament without delay.
The inevitable escalation of measures to control the spread of coronavirus across Australia will have a profound impact on business and the economy for many months to come.
“The additional economic measures being announced by the Federal Government today (March 22 2020) are a timely and welcome response to the rapidly escalating challenges facing Australian businesses and households,” Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group said.