Retailers urge Queenslanders to roll up their sleeves for small business

Queenslanders have been urged to roll up their sleeves for local small businesses, with the National Retail Association warning...

Queenslanders have been urged to roll up their sleeves for local small businesses, with the National Retail Association warning that higher vaccination rates were the only way to end sudden lockdowns. As Queensland is plunged into yet another snap three-day closure, NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb said small businesses...

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New Victorian Business Support Packages

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the...

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding...

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Victoria to come out of lockdown with restrictions still remaining

Premier Dan Andrews has just announced some good news for Victoria. The state will be coming out of lockdown...

Premier Dan Andrews has just announced some good news for Victoria. The state will be coming out of lockdown from 11:59pm tonight, with some restrictions still remaining for the next two weeks.   Restrictions lifted from 11:59pm tonight: 5 reasons to leave home will be lifted. The previous 5km limit from...

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South Australia lockdown confirmed to be lifting 12:01am Wednesday 28 July

Restrictions will be easing in South Australia from 12:01am Wednesday 28 July, including: Hospitality, retail, construction and all business...

Restrictions will be easing in South Australia from 12:01am Wednesday 28 July, including: Hospitality, retail, construction and all business to reopen with a density limit of 1 person per 4 sqm. Seated food and beverage consumption (indoors and outdoors). Gyms can open with a density limit of 1 per...

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New top-ups, grants and support for Victorian businesses

The Victorian Government has announced a range of new supports to bolster communities and businesses most affected by the...

The Victorian Government has announced a range of new supports to bolster communities and businesses most affected by the current restrictions. Eligible Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 recipients will receive $4,200, taking total payment to $7,200. Eligible Business Costs Assistance Package Round Two recipients will receive $2,800, taking total...

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South Australia government grants to support businesses through lockdown

The South Australian government has announced a $100 million support package for businesses during the state's current lockdown. Cash grants...

The South Australian government has announced a $100 million support package for businesses during the state's current lockdown. Cash grants of $3,000* will be available to small and medium businesses that suffer significant loss of income and sole traders can apply for a $1,000** grant. *To be eligible for the one-off...

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ABS results prove retail facing challenging period

Retail businesses are faced with a challenging period ahead as COVID uncertainty impedes sales. The Australian Bureau of Statistics preliminary...

Retail businesses are faced with a challenging period ahead as COVID uncertainty impedes sales. The Australian Bureau of Statistics preliminary retail report released today reveals a fall of sales by 1.8% in June, which follows a rise of 0.4% in May. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb said the results validate...

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Grants to support Australian businesses through COVID-19

With the fluctuation of lockdowns and restrictions across all Australian states and territories within the past few weeks, we...

With the fluctuation of lockdowns and restrictions across all Australian states and territories within the past few weeks, we have collated a list of open grants per state and territory to help businesses stay afloat during these tough times. We understand there can be a maze of rules and...

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Latest round of lockdowns call for support for struggling retailers

Announcements this morning that both South Australia and Victoria will spend at least the next seven days in lockdown...

Announcements this morning that both South Australia and Victoria will spend at least the next seven days in lockdown means urgent support needs to be provided to struggling retailers in both states. For Victorians businesses it means an extension of the state’s fifth lockdown, while the South Australian Government opted...

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South Australia to enter lockdown from 6pm Tuesday evening

This morning, Premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia will enter a minimum 7-day lockdown from 6pm, Tuesday 20...

This morning, Premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia will enter a minimum 7-day lockdown from 6pm, Tuesday 20 July 2021 until 6pm, Saturday 27 July, 2021. All residents in those areas need to stay at home unless it is for essential work, providing healthcare for a vulnerable person, essential shopping,...

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South Australia level 4 essential retail premises

Under South Australia's level 4 restrictions, the following places are deemed essential retail and are permitted to open under...

Under South Australia's level 4 restrictions, the following places are deemed essential retail and are permitted to open under level 4 restrictions: Retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages, newspapers and stationery in non-specialised and specialised stores, including takeaway food or beverages; Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to...

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Cash support for Victorian businesses during lockdown

The Victorian Government has just announced new cash grants for businesses affected by the short lockdown necessary to get...

The Victorian Government has just announced new cash grants for businesses affected by the short lockdown necessary to get ahead of the Delta strain.  Automatic payments will be made to eligible businesses and sole traders across the state to minimise delays and get money into the pockets of businesses who...

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Groundhog Day for Melbourne retailers as city plunged into lockdown No. 5

It’s Groundhog Day for struggling Melbourne retailers with the city plunged into its fifth lockdown since the pandemic began,...

It’s Groundhog Day for struggling Melbourne retailers with the city plunged into its fifth lockdown since the pandemic began, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). Earlier today the State Government announced a lockdown would commence from midnight tonight until Tuesday. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said affected retailers stood to lose...

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New $15,000 QLD small business grants opening soon

Queensland small businesses can look forward to the new Business Boost grants to help fast-track their plans to improve...

Queensland small businesses can look forward to the new Business Boost grants to help fast-track their plans to improve their efficiency and productivity. Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the grants of up to $15,000 each can be used for upgrades and organisational improvements for established businesses....

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Check In CBR expands to Canberra public transport and all retail settings

From 12 noon Thursday 15 July 2021, it will be mandatory to use the Check In CBR app on...

From 12 noon Thursday 15 July 2021, it will be mandatory to use the Check In CBR app on Canberra’s buses, light rail, taxis and rideshare and all retail settings. Mandatory use of the Check In CBR app will ensure contact tracing teams have access to the best available data...

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NSW lockdown to cost retail $5 billion in total, justifies support package

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that the two-week lockdown extension across large parts of New South Wales...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that the two-week lockdown extension across large parts of New South Wales justifies yesterday’s support package, with the full cost now set to hit $5 billion over five weeks. This morning Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the current lockdown will continue for at least...

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