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Support Small business job creation – media release

MORE AUSTRALIANS IN WORK BUT SMALL BUSINESSES STILL NEED PEOPLE TO GO LOCAL FIRST TO CREATE JOBS — COSBOA The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reporting today unemployment has decreased as businesses are again adding staff, however, with small businesses having lost ten times as many jobs as big business, people still need to GO LOCAL FIRST...
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Peter’s blog: Aussie tourism in for a rough holiday period this year

With our economy struggling under multiple lockdowns, and as we grapple with the pandemic’s economic implications, the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia recently undertook a study of Australians’ travel plans over the coming six months into the Christmas period. Our research found that just over 1 in 10 Australians have trave...
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Victoria spending declined by two thirds – Media Release

LOCKDOWNS HITS VICTORIAN HOSPITALITY AS NATIONAL RETAIL TRADE IMPROVES – COSBOA Fresh data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows Victorian café and restaurant spending has declined by two thirds on the February 2020 figures, as lockdowns continue to hit the hospitality industry. Spending in June fell to $238.9 million, comp...
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Decrease in business investment in June quarter – Media Release

Investment downturn is a warning on depth of COVID-19 impact: COSBOA    The fall in Australia’s business investment pipeline revealed in Australian Bureau of Statistics data makes it clear the economic challenges from the COVID-19 downturn are far from over, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) said today. The ABS ...
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ABS Unemployment statistics – Media Release

A MILLION AUSTRALIANS OUT OF WORK SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES SURVIVE — COSBOA The Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting today that a million people are out of work, available to work and actively looking for work shows there is a significant ongoing risk to business survival in Australia, the Council of Australian Small ...
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Job losses in tourism sector – Media Release

DATA ON JOB LOSSES IN EARLY 2020 AN OMINOUS SIGN FOR AUSTRALIAN TOURISM   Data that shows almost 22,000 jobs were shed in Australia’s tourism industry in the March quarter compared to the previous year is a stark warning on the scale of destruction facing the sector in 2020, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) said tod...
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Businesses under Continuing Pressure – Media Release

REVENUE DECLINES AND FALLS IN HOUSING APPROVALS SHOW BUSINESSES UNDER CONTINUING PRESSURE   Economic data released today shows the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on small businesses through revenue declines and an ongoing downturn in housing construction, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) said. Almost half...
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Ongoing support for surf clubs – Media Release

Backing small business will ensure ongoing support for surf clubs around Australia – COSBOA    Supporting small businesses by choosing to shop with them in-store or online can contribute to iconic community activities such as Surf Life Saving Clubs, The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) said today. Small busines...
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Local businesses still face huge uncertainty – Media Release

COSBOA welcomes increase in retail spending but warns local businesses still face huge uncertainty    The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) today welcomed data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a further rise in retail spending in June, but said the outlook for hundreds of thousands of small businesses acro...
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