More support for small businesses through business hotline

The federal government has expanded their business hotline to support small-and-medium businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Operations at the contact centre will be available seven days a week between 7am-11pm to provide specialised advice.

Employment,
skills, small and family business minister Michaelia Cash said the
extended service will help businesses seeking more information and
clarity.

“During these challenging times businesses that have been
impacted by COVID-19 need readily available access to advice so they
can fully understand the assistance available to them and their
employees,” she said.

Industry, science, and technology minister
Karen Andrews said the increased support through the business hotline is
a centralised and practical measure.

“We don’t want our
businesses who are already experiencing the stress of trying to stay
afloat and pay their staff to struggle to navigate the support on offer –
so we’re taking this simple step,” she said.

“The government is committed to doing all we can to help our businesses get through this outbreak and come out the other side.”

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