The New Year brought a fresh set of challenges for those small businesses impacted by the latest round of sudden trading restrictions and border closures as a result of COVID outbreaks and new strains of the virus detected.
December has been a busy month for my office. We released our Insurance Inquiry final report, which found widespread market failure in regards to the availability and affordability of essential small business insurance products.
Melbourne is finally out of lockdown and the jubilation from small businesses there is palpable.
They’ve been waiting for this moment for months and now they can finally open their doors again - hopefully forever.