The federal budget might offer write-offs and subsidies, but for Victoria’s recovery, the ball is in Dan Andrews’ court

The federal budget has left the field open for the Andrews government to develop a strategy for the state’s recovery, including targeted measures that revive Melbourne as Australia’s leading city for tourism, sports, entertainment, arts, culture, major events and population growth.



Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews are posing for a picture: Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews


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Victoria’s reputation has been battered in this crisis, and it’s not enough to leave the recovery to individual businesses.

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Emergency accommodation providers claim thousands in wage subsidies | 1 NEWS

Motels and accommodation providers receiving millions of dollars in emergency housing payments from the government have also claimed tens of thousands of dollars in wage subsidies.

New Zealand money.
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One Auckland property management company has been paid more than $12 million to house the homeless over the past 18 months.

But it also managed to get more than $50,000 in wage subsidies – with the Ministry for Social

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Tokyo residents become eligible for $12.3 bn Go To Travel subsidies

TOKYO — Residents of Tokyo will from Thursday be able to take advantage of national travel subsidies, as Japan seeks to revive its coronavirus-battered tourism industry.

The government is offering 1.3 trillion yen ($12.3 billion) in inducements that cover up to half of applicants’ domestic travel spending — 35% for accommodation and 15% for restaurant and souvenir coupons. The subsidy is capped at 20,000 yen per person per night.

Tokyo

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Didi Chuxing hopes ride-hailing subsidies will make it a little better to travel in China on the worst day to hail a taxi



a police car parked in a parking lot: The week-long national day holiday kicks off on October 1, and ride-hailing companies are already preparing for awful traffic. Photo: Reuters


The week-long national day holiday kicks off on October 1, and ride-hailing companies are already preparing for awful traffic. Photo: Reuters

September 30 is one of the worst days in China to try to hail a taxi. This is the day before the country’s week-long national holiday begins. But ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing says that it has a solution: 100 million yuan (US$14.7 million) in subsidies to motivate drivers to

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PTT staff to get B5,000 travel subsidies

PTT staff to get B5,000 travel subsidies

Funds intended to boost tourism and economy in fourth quarter



a group of people on a boat: Visitors head for Koh Chang island in Trat province on Sept 21. (Photo: Jakkrit Waewkhraihong)


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Visitors head for Koh Chang island in Trat province on Sept 21. (Photo: Jakkrit Waewkhraihong)

The national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc has set aside 18 million baht for 5,000-baht travel subsidies for its employees, to boost local tourism in the fourth quarter.

PTT president and chief executive

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PTT staff to get B5,000 travel subsidies, to boost tourism



a group of people on a boat: Visitors head for Koh Chang island in Trat province on Sept 21. (Photo: Jakkrit Waewkhraihong)


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Visitors head for Koh Chang island in Trat province on Sept 21. (Photo: Jakkrit Waewkhraihong)

National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc has set aside 18 million baht for 5,000-baht travel subsidies for its employees, to boost local tourism in the fourth quarter.

PTT president and chief executive Auttapol Rerkpiboon said the PTT board had approved the scheme in principle.

The subsidies, to be used for

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