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Maleny Commerce

Representing the local business community since 1986.

COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package taken to every Queensland MP  
Today we’ve notified every Queensland MP of the need for a COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package to support businesses in lockdown on your behalf.

Since the lockdown was announced yesterday, we’ve met and attended briefings with the Premier, Treasurer, Chief Health Officer and the Minister for Small Business Di Farmer to make sure they’re aware of the impact this lockdown is having on Queensland businesses and the need for a dedicated recovery package.

We’re also keeping the local Chambers of Commerce across Queensland informed with relevant developments to help businesses receive timely information. Connect with your local Chamber to ensure your business voice is heard.

We’re working to ensure those businesses disrupted and forced to close in the state’s third lockdown this year, and future lockdowns, have access to payments of up to $25,000 to cover loss of stock and trade and support the reinstatement of business operations.

A CCIQ survey of Queensland businesses in the past 24 hours is showing 96% support the need for a COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package to recover from this lockdown.

Do you support a COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package? 
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What the COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package means for you:
The package is aimed at:
  • Providing a safety net for businesses as well as certainty and support to continue;
  • Creating an opportunity to keep businesses open where able and maintain jobs;
  • Support hotspot declared areas to return to business as usual operations after a period of restricted business activity;
  • Cushioning the potential economic impact of a hotspot from affecting broader regional and state wide supply chain.
Confused on your business obligations during lockdown?
We’re calling for clarity from the Queensland Government around what businesses need to be aware of in regards to their obligations during the lockdown. It’s important you’re aware if your business is able to trade and under what conditions, information that isn’t clear at the moment from the Queensland Government.

We’re asking for clearer and more concise information about what businesses can and can’t do during this lockdown. As well as, how this communication can be streamlined in the future to be accurate and easily digestible for businesses. 
We’re here to help
Social media and email updates
Follow CCIQ’s social media for updates on restrictions as they become available and keep an eye on your inbox for CCIQ’s daily midday updates for business.

Employer Assistance Hotline
CCIQ members with questions or needing assistance in navigating their obligations due to these current restrictions can call CCIQ's Employer Assistance Hotline on 1300 731 988.

Rolling coverage
To stay updated on the latest COVID restrictions in Queensland relevant to your business and what they mean for you, visit our rolling coverage here.
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About Maleny Commerce

Maleny and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. is an incorporated body representing the business community since 1986. Check our website for upcoming events.

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