Media Releases

Advocacy Alert: Wage Subsidy at the Heart of $130 billion Additional Economic Response

30th March 2020

Additional $130 billion Federal Government relief package delivered over six months to businesses to support staff through a $1,500/fortnight wage subsidy Payments backdated to 1 March 2020 and expected to flow from May Brings total Federal Government support to $320 billion Partner income means te...

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Advocacy Alert: Wage Subsidies | Commercial Tenancy Support | Banks Expand Relief

30th March 2020 | Tags: Advocacy alert

Federal Government to announce its third and most significant economic relief package for businesses, employees and individuals Moratorium on evictions over the next six months for commercial and residential tenancies Banks expand on loan repayment deferrals Over the weekend the Prime Minister hel...

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CEO Column - March 2020

28th March 2020 | Tags: Column

To say the four weeks since my last column have been surreal would be an understatement. A column that celebrated the upcoming celebration of the historic QCB Stadium opening and what can be achieved when a community rallies together. Those days now seem like light-years ago and our new reality is c...

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Advocacy Alert: State Economic Response Package

24th March 2020 | Tags: Advocacy alert

Queensland State Government $4 billion three-point plan towards assisting business, households, and health Immediate rebate to all businesses for February and March payroll tax and three-month payroll tax holiday for SMEs $500 power bill rebate for sole traders and SMEs Liquor licencing fees waived...

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Advocacy Alert: Further Social Gathering Restrictions

23rd March 2020 | Tags: Advocacy alert

Further restrictions on social gathering places introduced from midday today Queensland schools still open Local Government Elections going ahead as planned Following a meeting of National Cabinet last night, the Prime Minister has announced further measures on social gathering places which will b...

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Advocacy Alert: Federal Cash Rescue | COVID-19 Second Economic Response Package

22nd March 2020 | Tags: Advocacy alert

Additional $66 billion plan to help save jobs and provide income support Specifically designed to support SMEs hit first and the hardest from COVID-19 and cushion the blow to households We applaud the Prime Minister and his team for listening to the business community and today announcing an addit...

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Advocacy Alert: Cash Rescue Package & Nation Building Program - Key to Economic Survival

20th March 2020 | Tags: Advocacy alert

'Townsville North Queensland COVID-19 Economic Action Plan' delivered to our State and Federal political representatives Policies to support local jobs and business in the right here and now Shovel ready and nation building projects to kick-start the long-term economic recovery There is one consis...

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Advocacy Alert | COVID-19: Cash is king for businesses

18th March 2020

As we navigate our way through these extraordinary times, Townsville Enterprise is keeping up its advocacy efforts to all levels of government on behalf of our local businesses with the message that: Cash is king; and Support packages must keep doors open and people in jobs Right now as our region...

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Member Alert: COVID-19 Update

16th March 2020

A message from the CEO...  These are extraordinary and unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone who is being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following information will hopefully assist you and your business in your planning to deal with this evolving situation and...

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Advocacy Alert: Local Government Election Priorities 2020

11th March 2020 | Tags: Advocacy alert

Measures to help create jobs, attract investment, stimulate pride and position North Queensland strongly for the future underpin Townsville Enterprise’s 2020 Local Government Election Priorities. Townsville Enterprise has consulted with members to put forward a range of priorities for the...

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