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Nash dangles targeted support for tourist centres
Paul McBeth | Fri, 19 Mar 2021

But the carrot comes with a note of caution that tourists will have to pay more to cover the environmental cost of their stay.

Rising tax take dulls covid hit to govt books
Staff reporters | Thu, 04 Mar 2021

And tobacco excise is falling faster than Treasury officials were predicting. 

Freight costs jump $100m on container shortages
Staff reporters | Tue, 02 Mar 2021

High freight costs push transport costs up by $100 million for the December quarter.

Small business revenue fell in January, first fall since May
Staff reporters | Thu, 25 Feb 2021

While year-on-year sales fell for the first time in eight months in January, it could just be a seasonal blip.


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