Editor’s note: BCCM has surveyed members to get an updated understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector. The key findings have been communicated to government to support our advocacy for short and medium term policies needed to preserve competition and choice for consumers in the longer term. 60% of BCCM members have cancelled or delayed business investment whilst only 1 in 5 have accessed JobKeeper suggesting member reserves continue to take the lion share of the impact of the pandemic. – Melina.

 

NEWS
 

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases
The World Health Organization reports a record rise in global coronavirus infections, with the total climbing by 230,370 in 24 hours.

Mask use urged to combat transmission
Melburnians have been asked to wear face masks when leaving their home, and 2 million masks will be produced to protect people travelling on public transport.

What is the future for travel, a sector that used to employ one in 13 Australians and is second only in earning power to mining?

 

RESOURCES
 

ATO Tax Claims: 10 Hidden extras you didn’t know you could claim

How to conduct a workplace risk assessment (Employsure)

How to communicate with people during crisis 

Co-op perseverance through tough times
This week on Co-operative Conversations: They’ve dealt with increased competition, cyclones and geographic isolation, but Sweeter Banana has not only remained profitable, the co-operative has also built a future for its farmers and community, all through sticking together and thinking differently.

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