News: Finance

Gold Coast Council announces grants to promote live music

The City of Gold Coast has announced a business improvement grants program to help live music venues and businesses grow and diversify their operations. Advising that the Council sees…

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Jan 5, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Venues /


Policy body warns that thousands of tourism businesses face closure without $1 billion lifeline

Amid warnings that tourism will be wrecked by border closures that have disrupted the holiday season, the Federal Government is facing calls for an extra $1 billion in financial support…

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Jan 4, 2021 Finance / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Japanese pay most for gym memberships

Results from a Compare the Market in Australia survey reveal that Japan is the most expensive country for the monthly cost of an adult gym membership. The new insights come at a time when…

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Jan 4, 2021 Finance / Fitness /


A-League completes separation from Football Australia

Football Australia and the newly formed Australian Professional Leagues have today announced that terms have been agreed to ‘unbundle’ the A-League, Westfield W-League and…

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Dec 31, 2020 Finance / Sport /


Sustainability grant helps fund new koala habitat in Greater Geelong

A community-driven tree planting program to aid the long-term survival of the local koala population, will be part-funded by the City of Greater Geelong via a $9000 Environmental…

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Dec 31, 2020 Environment / Finance /


Almost half of China’s 1.4 billion population spend less than US$150 a year on leisure activities

While the growing affluence of China’s vast population is welcomed across global markets, a new report has revealed that almost half of the nation’s 1.4 billion people spend…

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Dec 30, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Retail / Tourism /


Hong Kong gym owners fearful of ongoing closures into 2021

With Hong Kong’s fitness clubs, gyms and studios again closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and having been closed for more than 100 days during 2020, business owners are incurring…

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Dec 29, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Government / Safety /


Ombudsman’s report calls for action in addressing ‘national crisis’ in insurance coverage

The newly released Small Business Ombudsman’s Insurance Inquiry Report has called for urgent action to address what it describes as widespread market failure over the availability…

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Dec 29, 2020 ByNigel Benton Finance / Insurance / Safety /


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