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    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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  • GM kills Holden ... but offers a Chevy silver lining?

    GENERAL MOTORS (GM) has retired what it referred to as ‘the Holden brand’ from sales in Australia and New Zealand. But will the promise of new Chevrolet Corvettes, Camaros and Silverados help pacify distraught car enthusiasts?

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  • Earth Day calls for urgent action to save world’s amphibians

    A NEW STUDY is highlighting global shortfalls in amphibian conservation, accentuated by the climate action theme of Earth Day 2020, which celebrates its 50th year on April 22.

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  • Post COVID-19 recovery long and difficult for SA

    DOUBLE DIGIT unemployment for the next few years, a plunge in Gross State Product and slow recovery are the headline findings of a new Flinders University analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Australia.

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April 17, 2020

Brisbane City helps businesses overcome pandemic … with compassion

BRISBANE City Council – Australia’s largest municipality – has rolled out a comprehensive series of measures and new support services to assist businesses adjust to, and hopefully survive through, the coronavirus upheaval.

The council last month initiated a $7.9 million business relief package including fee waivers and has backed it up with  a range of 

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