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Some of Australia’s most vulnerable workers have been overlooked by government support as capital cities head back into lockdown

By: Jack Derwin As lockdowns sweep four of Australia’s capital cities, government support is leaving some of Australia’s smallest and most vulnerable sole traders out in the cold. This week, the New South Wales government announced grants of $5,000 and $10,000 for small businesses and sole traders hurt by two week of stay-at-home orders in Sydney and wider restrictions applied more broadly ...

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Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown to lift on Friday as Victorian businesses push for ’snapback’

Melbourne will take its first small steps out of lockdown on Friday, as the Victorian government resists calls from business for a “snapback” to an open economy sooner. The city’s lockdown will end at 11:59pm on Thursday and Melburnians will be able to leave their house more freely, but must remain within a 25-kilometre radius of their home. Outdoor gatherings ...

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