COVID-19: What you need to know today

Editor’s note: The ramifications of a second wave of the Coronavirus are making themselves felt day by day, hour by hour. To survive the longer term impact is going to test our businesses to the core. The capacity to co-operate and innovate will be a competitive advantage. This is one reason we are discussing CME innovation in the era of COVID-19 with Professor Josserand this week in our member-only webinar. Don’t miss this insightful discussion about what CMEs can do in the short term to be resilient for the long haul. – Melina.

NEWS

Border restrictions tighten around the country
Police in Queensland have begun enforcing new restrictions on travellers from NSW, while South Australians are running out of time to return from Victoria.

Government told to ‘be bold’ on workplace reforms
Employers want industrial relations and tax reforms so they can manage through the pandemic – but not at the expense of jobs.

WA Government doubles down on multi-billion-dollar stimulus to boost economy

Two-thirds of volunteers have left non-profits
Many organisations in the sector face becoming “zombie charities”.

RESOURCES

ACCI’s Pre-Budget submission: ​​​​​Rebuilding Australia’s economy
Saving and creating jobs is the focus of the submission from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. BCCM contributed to the report, highlighting, “Co-operatives can
boost SME competitiveness and support Australia’s locally-owned manufacturing base.” Our plan for “cooperative clusters” to emulate Germany’s Mittelstand sector has been taken up by ACCI for consideration by the government (Page 13).

What are the biggest risks to society in the next 18 months?
Insights from the World Economic Forum

NSW Public Service Commission-backed research shows flexible work benefits

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