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Home renovation grants part of multi-billion-dollar stimulus package

02/06/2020

A multi-billion-dollar Federal Government stimulus package may see new home construction and major renovation projects boosted, with cash grants offered to Australian householders, primarily for larger projects and new home builds. Grants of up to $40,000 may be allocated to home renovators with the stimulus package designed to save the jobs of 1.2 million tradesmen, as part of an economic...

‘Shop local’ urges Australian Made

01/06/2020

The Australian Made Campaign (ACML), the organisation responsible for administering and promoting the famous Australian Made logo, is now urging the nation to shop locally, according to a recent Adnews.com.au report. The tagline of the new promotional initiative from the organisation reads, "It has never been more important to buy Australian than right now”. Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro said...

Tiny Aussie survey to choose ‘most trusted’ brand (0.02% approx)

28/05/2020

Research firm, Roy Morgan, recently revealed that Bunnings emerged as Australia’s most trusted brand during the COVID-19 crisis. Woolworths was the second most trusted brand and Qantas came in third according to the Roy Morgan Risk Monitor. It is also interesting to note that the Roy Morgan Risk Monitor asks Australians to name, (without prompting), brands they trust and distrust,...

Master Builders ready to help rebuild Australia

27/05/2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent speech to signpost the Government’s approach to building economic recovery was encouraging on many fronts, according to Master Builders Australia.  “The Prime Minister’s recognition that there is much worse economic news to come is important especially as the building and construction industry braces for what some are referring to as a ‘blood bath’ in the...

Landmark ruling sees casual workers win sick and annual leave

22/05/2020

A landmark court ruling has confirmed some casual workers are entitled to paid leave, bolstering a set of class action lawsuits seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from employers, according to a recent Sydney Morning Herald report. The ruling has reignited claims from employer groups that casual workers across the economy will be able to double dip by claiming both...