Essential services: Govt clarifies who's in and who’s out
By Victoria Young | Tue, 24 Mar 2020
The government has published a more detailed list of which businesses and organisations can be considered essential services as the country prepares for lockdown from midnight Wednesday. At a pres...
Crown Law advice on Auditor-General sacking 'manifestly deficient'
By Gavin Evans | Tue, 24 Mar 2020
Crown Law advice on the 2017 sacking of former Auditor-General Martin Matthews was “manifestly deficient” and didn’t reflect the important constitutional protection afforded him or other key independe...
Wage subsidies extended; business loans, mortgage support coming
By Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 23 Mar 2020
The government has scrapped the $150,000 upper limit a business can claim under the covid-19 wage subsidy scheme as part of a wider package of new initiatives to make credit available to viable firms...