Small Business-Sole Trader Financial Support from the Federal Government During COVID-19.

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This petition is in support of urgent financial assistance to all Sole Traders in Australia who have been left with no income during the shutdown of events to include festivals, markets and shows, ordered by the Federal Government during the COVID-19 crisis to limit large crowds.

There are 2.4 million actively trading small businesses operating in Australia, of which 88% are micro businesses and approximately 700,000 are Sole Traders who have been left with no income and not provided for in any shape or form by the Federal Government at present.  A Stimulus Package is urgent and needed for Sole Traders, as the current and ongoing situation looks dire.  Federal financial ongoing support is a requirement to enable Sole Traders to pay bills, eat and if possible, stay afloat until we get through this unprecedented time of upheaval.  

Your signature will help to sustain an economic future for all Sole Traders and Small businesses in Australia.

Thanks to Anne Nalder, Founder/CEO of Small Business Association of Australia for these figures. www.smallbusinessassociation.com.au