At present the Australian Chamber of Commerce has responded to a call by the Government to represent business groups in the Government's new Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit in Treasury.
Fitness Australia's CEO Barrie Elvish is in close contact with the Chamber whose Chief Economist Ross Lambie who has confirmed that he will represent Fitness Australia's concerns about sole traders' not being supported enough in the recently released Economic Stimulus Package when the newly established Business Liaison Unit meets for the first time this week.
"While the Economic Stimulus Package offers a tax free payment to boost cash flow for small to medium-sized businesses, this has not been extended to sole traders despite them also facing the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic," says Barrie Elvish, CEO of peak industry association Fitness Australia.
On 15th March the Morrison Government announced the creation of a new Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit in Treasury to build on existing efforts to support confidence, employment and business continuity.
it will also be a source of information for business groups on the Australian Government’s response to Coronavirus and the actions that agencies are taking to support business at this difficult time. This will allow for information to be disseminated quickly and effectively across the business community.
The Unit will supplement existing stakeholder relationships and liaison work undertaken by Government agencies, who will continue to engage closely with business stakeholders in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more about the Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit in Treasury.
For fitness industry's guide to the Coronavirus visit fitness.org.au/COVID19 or call us for support on 1300 211 311.