Aussie shares outperformed global shares, falling 1.9% in September. Mining underperformance as investors reacted to selloff in iron ore prices. Fixed income returns also poor. The AUD$ fell against major currencies incl US$. Concerns over China amidst the unravelling of Evergrande weighed on AUD$ support.
$5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the COVID-19 lockdown that commenced on Saturday 31 July 2021 and lockdowns in other states.