$1500 rebate scheme available for NSW small businesses

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up for a new $1500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of...

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up for a new $1500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate was designed to benefit tens of thousands of small businesses across the state...

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Reminder: Victorian Government QR Code Service now mandatory from March 26

Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria stay safe and stay open, however, the National...

Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria stay safe and stay open, however, the National Retail Association (NRA) have received feedback reporting some confusion surrounding the mandatory Victorian Government QR Code Service that was implemented from March 26.  The QR code service is free for businesses,...

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Check In Qld App to be mandatory for pubs, restaurants and cafes

Following the community transmission that led to the 3-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, it was announced yesterday that the...

Following the community transmission that led to the 3-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, it was announced yesterday that the Check In Qld app will be mandated for most hospitality businesses across Queensland from 1 May to assist with contact tracing efforts. We encourage all retailers to register to use the...

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Qld Govt urged to trust retailers to manage COVID risk after lockdown

The National Retail Association has urged the Queensland Government to take a “light touch” approach to businesses during the...

The National Retail Association has urged the Queensland Government to take a “light touch” approach to businesses during the current COVID outbreak, once the initial lockdown period ends. Amid speculation that the greater Brisbane closure may last longer than the initial three days, the NRA has urged the State Government...

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ATO tax aid available for disaster victims

The ATO are available to help if you have been impacted by a disaster Major floods are creating challenging conditions...

The ATO are available to help if you have been impacted by a disaster Major floods are creating challenging conditions across NSW and south-east Queensland, and the ATO understand that family and property are the priority during this difficult time. While tax affairs may not be at top of mind...

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Queensland retailers finally get COVID-19 tracing app

A new, free, check-in app which makes it much easier for Queensland’s hospitality businesses and their customers to stay...

A new, free, check-in app which makes it much easier for Queensland’s hospitality businesses and their customers to stay COVID safe rolls out state-wide from today. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Check In Qld app has been extensively trialled over the last few weeks and has come out tops. “It simplifies...

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Support for Victorian businesses impacted by “Circuit Breaker” action

New support has been announced for small businesses, including sole traders, most impacted by the coronavirus circuit-breaker action over...

New support has been announced for small businesses, including sole traders, most impacted by the coronavirus circuit-breaker action over the Valentine's Day weekend – with hospitality, tourism, events and creative industries operators to benefit from grants. The $143 million Circuit Breaker Support Package is expected to help more than 50,000...

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Lockdown a crushing blow to VIC retailers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has declared the five-day lockdown announced today in Victoria to be a crushing blow...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has declared the five-day lockdown announced today in Victoria to be a crushing blow to the state’s retailers. VIC lockdown NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that it’s unfortunate news after Victoria made record Christmas sales and retailers were just getting back up on their feet...

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Perth metro, Peel and South West regions of WA enter snap lockdown

Sunday night saw Perth metropolitan areas, Peel and South West regions of Western Australia enter a snap 5 day...

Sunday night saw Perth metropolitan areas, Peel and South West regions of Western Australia enter a snap 5 day lockdown. All residents in those areas need to stay at home unless it is for essential work, providing healthcare for a vulnerable person, essential shopping or to exercise in your local...

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Retailers call for clarity and consistency on WA lockdown laws

The National Retail Association (NRA) has called on the Western Australian Government to provide clarity over business restrictions following...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has called on the Western Australian Government to provide clarity over business restrictions following the state yesterday being plunged into a five-day hard lockdown. Under the Directions announced yesterday, it is possible for a retailer to technically be able to open its doors for trade,...

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Greater Sydney restrictions to ease on Friday

Restrictions will be eased across the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) from 12:01am Friday,...

Restrictions will be eased across the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) from 12:01am Friday, 29 January. Venues including hospitality venues, places of worship and corporate event venues (fully seated with no singing or dancing) will be subject to the 1 person per 4sqm rule. ...

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Sourcing face masks for your team

New face mask rules have come into effect over the past several days, as Queensland, Victoria and New South...

New face mask rules have come into effect over the past several days, as Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales grapple with growing outbreaks of COVID-19.   Face mask rules in Queensland Effective from 11 January to 22 January across Greater Brisbane...

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Greater Brisbane lockdown: What you need to know

From 6pm tonight, people living in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands will be required to stay home until Monday 6:00pm in a bid to stop...

From 6pm tonight, people living in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands will be required to stay home until Monday 6:00pm in a bid to stop the spread of the highly-infectious United Kingdom strain of the virus. All residents in those areas need to stay at home unless it is for essential work, providing healthcare for a...

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New state regulations for QR code contract tracing – what retailers need to know

Over the past few weeks, many State Governments have made contact tracing mandatory and introduced enhanced QR Code contact tracing measures to make the process more efficient...

Over the past few weeks, many State Governments have made contact tracing mandatory and introduced enhanced QR Code contact tracing measures to make the process more efficient and help stop the spread of COVID 19.    QR codes operate like barcodes and are read using smartphone cameras. If a patron does not have a smartphone, or chooses not to use a QR code to check-in, businesses must maintain a manual contact register,...

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Queensland introduces mandatory electronic check ins

As of 1am, Wednesday 23 December 2020, all Queensland hospitality venues must have QR codes or electronic devices to...

As of 1am, Wednesday 23 December 2020, all Queensland hospitality venues must have QR codes or electronic devices to record patrons' attendance. Manual registers will no longer be allowed as all registration of patrons must be electronic moving forward. Electronic capture options include: QR code-accessed online forms Club membership visitation data Online...

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South Australia introduces mandatory QR code check ins for retail

From today, all general retail industry premises in South Australia must have a completed COVID Safe Plan and a...

From today, all general retail industry premises in South Australia must have a completed COVID Safe Plan and a QR code that customers will use to check in as they enter. All people entering the place must upload their relevant contact details to the approved contact tracing system. This upload...

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