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The state government’s initiatives to support business affected by the five-day circuit-breaker lockdown earlier in the month have received mixed responses. Businesses will be eligible for grants of up to $4500 through three different initiatives. Greater Ararat Business Network president and Ararat RSL general manager Maria Whitford said the funds would change little for many businesses. “It’s not enough, but it’s better than zero,” she said. READ MORE: “For really small businesses it may help a little bit more, but for bigger businesses, it won’t even scratch the surface.” Ms Whitford said the cost of the lockdown was still ongoing. “It’s not just the five days…

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