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COVID 19 Lockdown

South East Queensland lockdown 1- 9 August 2021

As advised by Queensland Health, South East Queensland is currently in a mandatory lockdown period from 4pm Saturday 1 August to Sunday 8 August. This includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, and Gold Coast. In accordance with health advice, Allsafe and QSure staff will be […]

COVID-19 Business Interruption claims update

UPDATED 25 June 2021 In another win for policyholders, the High Court of Australia has rejected an appeal by insurers to dispute an earlier ruling about business interruption claims related to COVID-19. In simple terms, this means if an insurer previously sought to reject a business interruption claim with reference to a specific Quarantine Act […]

Managing the workplace in face of the outbreak

The impact of COVID-19 on Australia and the resulting impacts on Australian businesses and their operations is unprecedented. The Australian Government on the advice of health officials has implemented significant changes to ordinary life in order to try to stay ahead of the curve and as a result for many employers, decisions made now are […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Businesses in Australia – 2020

See the second edition report on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Australia, produced by St. George Economics, on April 7, 2020 OVERVIEW The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released the results of the second edition of a survey highlighting the prevalence and nature of adverse impacts from COVID-19 experienced by businesses in […]

‘Stay Smart Online’ warning, widespread reports of malicious scams

‘Stay Smart Online’ warning – Web Conferencing – widespread reports of further COVID-19 malicious scams being sent to Australians On 02/04/20, ‘Stay Smart Online – An Australian Government Initiative’ sent the below communication. We are re-publishing it here as it is relevant to individuals and SME businesses. Being aware of current cyber risks is one […]

The Government’s Second Round of Stimulus: A Summary

The term ‘stimulus package’ essentially refers to the act of a government injecting money into the economy by directly giving businesses and certain individuals money in order to prevent or minimise an economic recession. The second stimulus package of $66.1 billion announced by Scott Morrison on the 22nd of March will go a long way […]

COVID-19 & Insurance: FAQs

In March 2020 the COVID-19 outbreak was declared as both a global pandemic and an insurance catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia. The question at the forefront of everyone’s mind, including business owners across not only the nation but the entire globe right now is, ‘will my insurance cover me for any loss incurred […]

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