Australia’s Big Businesses met with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to discuss how they can help Australia’s vaccine rollout.
According to New.com.au, the meeting was filled with Australia’s biggest businesses; including major supermarkets, the big four banks, airlines and telecommunication providers.
The Treasurer and Commander of the Vaccine Task Force, Lieutenant General John Frewen (main photo), met with the business leaders to discuss how they could help and support the vaccine rollout.
In a press conference, after the meeting, Frydenberg, said: “I thank the business community for their active involvement.
“There were many offers of premises for vaccinations being rolled out, including from Wesfarmers. That raised the opportunities that could be provided at your local Bunnings or Officeworks.”
General Frewen said: “I think this was a very important meeting and it was heartening to see industries commitment to supporting the vaccine rollout.
“There was a range of initiatives discussed and support offered. This included workplace vaccination offers of workplace support and access to venues.
“In turn, I have offered to bring industry more closely into our planning progress.”
News.com.au reported that Ross Spencer, Woolworth’s group head of Covid Response, said: “As Australia’s largest private employer, we’ve rolled out flu vaccinations to our workforce over many years with specialist health providers.
“We’d welcome the opportunity to do the same with the COVID vaccine, particularly for our frontline teams providing an essential service to Australian communities.
“We’re also open to offering up our facilities to governments for public vaccine pop-ups if it’s helpful. We’ll continue to work with governments to see how we can best support the rollout to help keep the pressure off the health system.”
This meeting comes after the federal government released data that reported that despite the vaccine being rolled out four months prior, only 7.92 per cent of Australians are fully vaccinated.
In comparison, more than 50 per cent of Americans are fully vaccinated.
Sydney is currently in Lockdown.
A second meeting will commence in a fortnight.
Back in June 2020, QMS pulled off a major coup, snaring the City of Sydney’s outdoor assets away from rival JCDeceaux in a 10 year deal reported to be worth $300 million. COVID has made the changeover and erection of new street furniture challenging, but here B&T chats with Jemma Enright who joined the business […]
M&C Saatchi creatives Sam Rowlands and Jason Leigh talk about their personal creative pursuits, and how it informs their advertising. Then they decided that, as they hadn’t seen each other in a long time, they’d prefer to interview each other… Sam Rowlands — art director/painter/sculptor/fashion designer (as interviewed by Jason Leigh) Sam forgot about our […]
Esports organisation ORDER has announced the appointment of Michael Speakman as its new Head of Commercial. As part of ORDER’s expansion, Speakman will help navigate new commercial opportunities by offering a creative space for brands to connect, level up and deliver partnerships across the gaming ecosystem. ORDER continues to sustain its rapid expansion by appointing a […]
Hivestack, the leading global programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company today announced a partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), the US based business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings: one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies. Through this new partnership, CCOA will offer advertisers a way to buy DOOH inventory programmatically […]
Samsung Electronics Australia has this week announced the lineup of five budding recording artists for its UNDSCVRD competition, a TikTok docu-style reality series aimed to bring the spotlight to the rising music talent in the country. The series, presented by Samsung Galaxy, brings together five musical talents from across the country who were hand-picked by […]
Independent media agency Kaimera has recruited five new team members to manage its continued growth, following several new client wins including Britbox, Campos and Under Armour. Daniel Miller (pictured above) has joined from News Connect, where he was an associate programmatic trader, in the newly created role of platforms manager. In the role, he will […]
The sexiest singles in the nation (according to Channel Nine, at least) are back on airwaves with Love Island Australia on Monday, October 4, at 9.00pm after The Block on Channel 9 and 9Now. Aussie sweetheart Sophie Monk will return to host (and play Cupid) alongside new addition, comedian Stephen Mullan a narrator, in the world-renowned reality TV […]
Yotpo is officially expanding into Australia, off the back of significant market growth with massive Aussie names, a landmark investment from Shopify and a plan to help local Aussie e-comm explode. Yotpo’s ANZ userbase includes names like Zoe Foster Blake’s $180M Go-To Skin Care, e-commerce fashion queen Princess Polly, and billion-dollar streetwear brand Culture Kings, […]