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Tasmania premier announces when NSW residents can visit

Tasmania premier announces when NSW residents can visit

Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein is hopeful Tasmania will reopen to NSW residents from early November but will continue to monitor that state’s coronavirus status for the rest of the week. Gutwein said the COVID-19 situation in NSW was pleasing, but added he needed more time before easing restrictions from November 2. “It’s pleasing that state, whilst continuing to have new cases, they are only a limited handful of cases generally on a day-by-day basis,” he told reporters on Monday. “If the situation worsens, we won’t hesitate to keep our borders restricted with that state and keep our border arrangements in...

Business

Aussies’ cash use drop during pandemic. But why the concern for a ‘cashless society’?

Aussies’ cash use drop during pandemic. But why the concern for a ‘cashless society’?

The number of Australians using physical cash to pay for goods and services plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but experts believe the country is not quite ready for a completely cashless society. Alan Shields, Chief Operating Officer at business intelligence firm RFi Group, said they had seen a crash in the rate of cash usage to just 19 per cent of transactions in 2020. This was associated with a rise in contactless payments, and the emergence of “mobile wallets” on smartphones. Despite this, Mr Shields does not believe that cash is dead. “An environment in which we are asked to...

Technology

TCG Process expands international presence into ANZ market

TCG Process expands international presence into ANZ market

TCG Process announces the selection of Frank Volckmar to lead the sales, marketing, professional services and customer support operations Australia and New Zealand. As its customer base and opportunities have grown, TCG Process made a strategic decision to expand global operations in Australia and New Zealand with Volckmar at the helm. With subsidiaries in Germany, Poland, Portugal, Chile, Brazil, Canada and the USA, the TCG Process parent company out of Baar, Switzerland, is forming its newest entity to build upon the success of its process automation platform, DocProStar, in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Many of the customers and partners that TCG Process does business...