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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS MONDAY, 13 JULY 2020

July 13, 2020

SUBJECTS: $750 stimulus payment; Government needs a plan for economic recovery; Prime Minister attending football.

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UNEMPLOYMENT TO REACH RECORD HIGH ACCORDING TO OECD

July 09, 2020

The OECD Employment Outlook 2020 reinforces the devastating impact of the recession on an already distressed labour market.

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R&D INVESTMENT VITAL FOR A STRONGER FUTURE

July 08, 2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across nations, destructive as it is indiscriminate in taking down anyone that stands in its path, Australia’s response has been gold standard.

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THE GOVERNMENT MUST DECIDE IF IT WILL HELP SMALL BUSINESSES TO BE PAID ON TIME OR NOT

July 07, 2020

Ask any small business owner and they will tell you that cash flow and prompt payment terms are critical to their success.

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SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SUPPORT

July 04, 2020

Concerning reports have emerged that thousands of small businesses who applied for JobKeeper, were approved by the ATO, and subsequently paid their employees at the JobKeeper rate may be forced to repay the wage subsidies, highlighting ongoing issues with the design and bungled roll-out of the scheme.

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OPINION PIECE-FATE OF HOLDEN DEALERS SHOWS NEED FOR MORE PROTECTIONS

July 03, 2020

The deadline for compensation packages for Holden automotive dealers from US car giant General Motors passed this week. Not only has it been fraught with contention, the turning point highlights specific areas where federal government action and legislation, if implemented, could protect small businesses.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST