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JobKeeper payments set for extension


Wage subsidies and dole payments will soon be extended, with the underpinning legislation on its way to federal parliament. It comes with workers in Tasmania to receive access to $1500

McDonald’s sues ex-CEO over alleged lies


McDonald’s is suing former chief executive Stephen Easterbrook for allegedly lying to the company about sexual relationships with staff, according to public filings. The fast-food chain is trying to recover

Easier access to JobKeeper funding announced


Coronavirus-hit businesses will get easier access to wage subsidies with the federal government injecting a further $15 billion into JobKeeper. In a move designed to cushion the economic sledgehammer blow

A step closer to near normal as Australian businesses reopen


Australia’s leaders are considering more targeted stimulus as parts of the economy that were shut down through the coronavirus pandemic begin to reopen. People are now able to enjoy draught

Dutton says JobKeeper extension possible beyond September


Peter Dutton has raised the prospect of extending JobKeeper wage subsidies beyond their September expiry date. The home affairs minister indicated the federal government had room to move in helping

Coronavirus shuts 12 McDonald’s stores in Victoria


McDonald’s has shut 12 restaurants for cleaning after a delivery driver visiting the Victorian stores tested positive to COVID-19. The fast-food outlets will be shut and deep-cleaned after the driver

McDonald’s outlet caught up in coronavirus outbreak


McDonald’s has reopened a restaurant at the heart of a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne after the store was closed for cleaning last week. There are now eight people involved in

PM reveals 3-step COVID-19 exit plan


Australia’s first phase of relaxing coronavirus restrictions will reopen cafes, restaurants and shops, with public gatherings of up to 10 people also allowed. National cabinet has release a three-phase plan,

Virus-safe workplaces crucial in back-to-work plan


Businesses have been urged to make workplaces coronavirus-safe in preparation for a major economic restart. National cabinet has set a July target to reignite business and industry, with federal and

Australian firms to get wage subsidies


Businesses will be given wage subsidies to help keep employees on during the coronavirus pandemic. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will announce the latest round of stimulus measures on Monday as the