Business

Sat 28 Mar 2020

5000 to lose jobs as David Jones closes small-format stores

5000 to lose jobs as David Jones closes small-format stores

Earlier on Saturday, Iconic Aussie brand Cotton On also made the decision to close nationwide.

Steel giant’s dire warning amid shutdown fears

premium_icon Steel giant’s dire warning amid shutdown fears

Workers at the Port Kembla steelworks are having their temperatures taken at the boomgate as BlueScope Steel steps up measures to keep coronavirus off site.

Country Road, Witchery, Cotton On closing amid outbreak

Country Road, Witchery, Cotton On closing amid outbreak

More iconic Australian brands have been forced to close their doors amid the coronavirus crisis.

‘Hibernating the economy isn’t a bad idea’

premium_icon ‘Hibernating the economy isn’t a bad idea’

A Qld business leader has backed the Fed Gov’s plans to put the economy into “hibernation” in a bid to minimise the financial devastate wrought by COVID-19.

Regional airlines get $198 million support

Regional airlines get $198 million support

The Morrison government is providing a further $198 million to the aviation sector struggling through the COVID-19 crisis.

Virus wall: Push for NQ borders to close

premium_icon Virus wall: Push for NQ borders to close

Lockdown demands to stop southerners ‘cross pollinating’ coronavirus in North Queensland.

What COVID-19 means for your money

What COVID-19 means for your money

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spanner into the works when it comes to the economy. Here’s everything you need to know.

Why compassion must drive our coronavirus response

premium_icon Why compassion must drive our coronavirus response

Now is the time for governments at all levels to re-engage with communities and to put people first, argues Bill Hoffman.

Myer to close doors, stand down thousands of jobs

Myer to close doors, stand down thousands of jobs

Coronavirus has taken another hit at the retail industry, with department store icon Myer to shut for at least four weeks from this weekend.

Dyson to provide 10,000 ventilators in virus fight

Dyson to provide 10,000 ventilators in virus fight

The latest device from vacuum cleaner maker Dyson after an urgent governmental request reveals the scale of the coronavirus outbreak.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Woolworths to employ thousands impacted by closures

premium_icon Woolworths to employ thousands impacted by closures

Thousands of Queenslanders affected by the recent closures could be hired, as the retailer introduces 20,000 new roles across Australia.

Businesses called to go into 'hibernation'

Businesses called to go into 'hibernation'

"We want these businesses to effectively go into a hibernation, which means on the other side, the employees come back, the opportunities come back,"

Agriculture industry work to get good message out

Agriculture industry work to get good message out

Talking to customers and convincing investors about sustainability measures are some of the biggest challenges for agricultural businesses

Outback airlines warn of imminent collapse

Outback airlines warn of imminent collapse

Regional airline have warned they could soon collapse unless the federal government stumps up financial support for grounded fleets.

The three golden financial rules that apply during COVID-19

premium_icon The three golden financial rules that apply during COVID-19

Many cash-strapped Australians have rushed to get financial assistance but there’s some fundamental financial rules that never change.

Woman faces terrorism charges after coughing on groceries

Woman faces terrorism charges after coughing on groceries

A woman who coughed on supermarket goods for a “very twisted prank” has been charged with terrorism offences.

What happens to Woolies in lockdown

What happens to Woolies in lockdown

If Australia enters a full lockdown, confining most of us to our homes, how do supermarkets like Woolworths operate to get food to people?

How toilet paper is saving a Queensland business

premium_icon How toilet paper is saving a Queensland business

This business owner has never in 14 years sold toilet paper at his store. But now it’s keeping him afloat.

Finance minister hopeful of rental support

Finance minister hopeful of rental support

Renters and landlords may see relief as early as Friday after the national cabinet meets to discusses the effects of the coronavirus on business and housing.

Woolies hiring 20000, Kathmandu and others flag cuts

Woolies hiring 20000, Kathmandu and others flag cuts

Woolworths is creating 20,000 new jobs to meet unprecedented demand, however a growing list of companies are shutting their doors and standing down staff.

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