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Queenslanders receive tradie boost scheme set to cyclone-proof homes

14/10/2020

The LNP revealed a generous tradie boost scheme today, with Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington announcing a huge cash injection of up to $15,000 under a tradie boost scheme to cyclone-proof homes in the north and far north of the state. She says this investment will not only ensure homes are safer, but will also provide a $50 million boost...

Maddison Safety takes on multinationals

13/10/2020

Maddison Safety celebrates its 30th birthday this October and owner, Tim Maddison, believes three decades of success is attributed to ongoing innovation within the business, as well as the formation of new business avenues. A good work ethic is also important and proven by Tim as he madly cut up elastics for his new environmentally friendly, Australian made masks on...

Aussie made trend benefits building materials

13/10/2020

One trend that is evident throughout the building materials market is that consumers are opting for Australian made products over cheaper imports, which is great news for companies such as Cement Australia, who produce their product in both Queensland and Tasmania. Consumers are showing an increasing interest in purchasing and supporting Australian made products, according to Cement Australia’s Marketing Coordinator,...

High demand for fasteners and building products

13/10/2020

The fasteners and building supplies space has adjusted and altered in many areas this year, including providing extra services to customers throughout the pandemic, having the ability to respond to increased consumer demand, while also seeing some suppliers move into the construction space, including Macsim Fastenings. AHJ recently caught up with Macsim Fastenings Chief Executive Officer, Mark Mackay-Sim, who not...

Blockbuster budget a cash splash for small businesses

07/10/2020

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget is one for the history books, with a record spend that will help lift small businesses out of the COVID crisis and provide a much-needed boost to economic confidence. The Budget includes a number of new, extended and existing measures to further support small...