AACCI Response to Bush Fires

Dear Members and Partners,

For all of us in Australia this new year period has witnessed unprecedented, destructive and deadly bushfires across the country.

The scale of devastation is estimated at around 10 million hectares with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) estimating that 1.25 billion animals have perished. These fires dwarf that of the Black Saturday fires of 11 years ago which burned 450,000 hectares and cost Australia $4.4 billion.

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Emirati volunteers offer mateship to Australians in need

The United Arab Emirates responds with mateship to Australians in need

A team of Emirati volunteers from the UAE have arrived in Australia this week. Identified on social media as #mateshelpmates, the group have been working with Australian emergency services, surveying damage, supporting in relief centres and working with operation teams in affected areas.

The volunteer team lead by Dr Hazza Mohammed Aldaheri, includes Emirati Astronaut Sultan
AlNeyadi and a group of Emirati professionals, all international alumni from Australian universities. In a statement, they expressed their solidarity with Australia, the country where they once lived and studied for many years.

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ACCI launches website to help fire-affected small-to-medium-sized businesses access critical information

New information portal for bushfire-affected businesses

The thoughts of the business community, like all Australians, are with bushfire-impacted communities, and those who have lost their lives, lost family members and friends, or their homes and livelihoods.

ACCI has launched a straightforward website to help fire-affected small-to-medium-sized businesses access critical information, in one central location. The site lists the available funding and grants from federal and state governments as well information and resources – from financial advice, insurance and tax, to what work health and safety precautions business owners need to take.

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Business Twenty (B20) Saudi Arabia

AACCI is proud to be part of B20 Saudi Arabia

About B20 – B20 Background

The Business Twenty (B20) is the official G20 dialogue with the business community. As the voice of the private sector to the G20, it represents the global business community across all G20 member states and all economic sectors. Formed in 2010, it is the first engagement group of the G20.

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