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Small businesses are suffering a COVID hangover

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COSBOA notes with apprehension the Victorian Premier’s announcement of a $246 million trial for 150,000 Victorian casual workers to receive 5 days of paid sick leave. The Premier has explained that any continuation of the scheme would be funded by a levy on businesses, the

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