Victorian Government announces grants to help retail open outdoors

As Victoria approaches the 70 per cent vaccinated milestone, general retail is permitted to trade outdoors until the 80...

As Victoria approaches the 70 per cent vaccinated milestone, general retail is permitted to trade outdoors until the 80 per cent milestone. The Government has today announced funding to assist retailers with setting up for street trading.  The $54.5 million Outdoor Economy Package will help support the costs for thousands of...

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New grant provides NSW businesses compensation on lost fresh inventory

The NSW Government has committed to provide a Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and...

The NSW Government has committed to provide a Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and will expand the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate for all eligible small businesses. Small and medium business owners will be able access a suite of support measures from the NSW...

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Greater support needed to protect NSW retail workers from customer abuse

New South Wales retailers are expecting high rates of aggressive and abusive behaviour towards staff to worsen as the...

New South Wales retailers are expecting high rates of aggressive and abusive behaviour towards staff to worsen as the states new freedoms rely on Covid mandates to be enforced in retail stores. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said the safety and wellbeing of staff is under threat as...

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Support for the reopening of construction in Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced a plan for the COVID-Safe restart of the construction industry on Tuesday 5 October...

The Victorian Government has announced a plan for the COVID-Safe restart of the construction industry on Tuesday 5 October 2021, as well as details for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Four - Construction.    Changes from Tuesday 5 October 2021: All Construction Sites All workers must have received their first dose...

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Further changes to stay-at-home orders for regional NSW

Due to recent transmission of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Gunnedah LGA from 12:01 am Tuesday...

Due to recent transmission of COVID-19, stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Gunnedah LGA from 12:01 am Tuesday 5 October 2021 until 12:01am Monday 11 October 2021. These stay-at-home orders also apply to anyone who has been in the Gunnedah LGA since 27 September. Everyone in this area must...

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New public health advice for NSW’s 70% reopening roadmap

New public health advice sets out how NSW will continue to tackle COVID-19 as the state begins to reopen...

New public health advice sets out how NSW will continue to tackle COVID-19 as the state begins to reopen when it reaches the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said while high vaccination rates were the key factor in the roadmap to recovery, COVID-19 will...

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Retailers welcome news on faster international border opening

Australian retailers are getting ready to hang out the open-for-business sign to welcome international travellers after news the Federal...

Australian retailers are getting ready to hang out the open-for-business sign to welcome international travellers after news the Federal Government is likely to lift the ban on overseas flights sooner rather than later. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said NSW retailers were likely to benefit first from the...

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Retailers welcome a sign of Christmas cheer

Retailers today said it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after the New South Wales State Government announced...

Retailers today said it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after the New South Wales State Government announced dates and targets to lift restrictions across the state. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb applauded the State Government’s decision to allow retailers to open their doors to everyone from December 1. Those who...

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NSW announces roadmap for opening at 80% double dose vaccinations

The National Retail Association welcomes today's announcement from the NSW Government on what occurs after the 80 per cent...

The National Retail Association welcomes today's announcement from the NSW Government on what occurs after the 80 per cent double dose target is achieved. We note that other associations have incorrectly advised that retail cannot open until 80 per cent - per the announcement on 9 September, venues including...

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ACT will ease restrictions as they release pathway forward

Today, the ACT Government has officially announced its pathway forward from Friday, 1 October 2021, which sees some easing...

Today, the ACT Government has officially announced its pathway forward from Friday, 1 October 2021, which sees some easing of restrictions for retail. The anticipated date to exit lockdown is from 11:59pm, Thursday 14 October 2021.  The key milestones relevant to the retail industry are as below: Friday, 1 October 2021:  ...

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Retailers call for faster opening for fully vaxxed businesses

The National Retail Association has called for express opening dates for Victorian businesses with fully vaccinated staff, in a...

The National Retail Association has called for express opening dates for Victorian businesses with fully vaccinated staff, in a plan presented to the State Government today. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb made the call during consultations over the Victorian COVID recovery roadmap, saying that the indicative opening date of...

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Regional Queensland businesses encouraged to apply for the COVID-19 Business Support Grants

The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants program, jointly funded by the Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Governments, provides grants to businesses...

The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants program, jointly funded by the Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Governments, provides grants to businesses impacted by Queensland lockdowns. In addition to the recent extension to border zone businesses affected by the recent border closures with New South Wales, regional Queensland businesses are also encouraged to...

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‘Friends bubble’ introduced to NSW in time for school holidays

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home...

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays. From 12 noon today, Tuesday, 21 September, people aged 18 years and under...

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NSW support packages for COVID-impacted businesses

With the drip feeding of lockdowns plaguing regional New South Wales and Greater Sydney still undergoing a long lockdown,...

With the drip feeding of lockdowns plaguing regional New South Wales and Greater Sydney still undergoing a long lockdown, the National Retail Association urges businesses to apply for as many support packages as you are eligible for. We have collated the current packages and their respective deadlines (please note some...

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Retailers need more from Victorian roadmap in lead up to Christmas

Victorian retail businesses seeking a chance to get back to business in the lead up to their busiest sales...

Victorian retail businesses seeking a chance to get back to business in the lead up to their busiest sales periods have been left disappointed, says peak body, the National Retail Association (NRA). In today’s Roadmap to Recovery, the Victorian Government has taken an exceedingly cautious approach to reopening –...

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NSW & QLD border zone businesses to receive emergency support

The Queensland and Australian Governments will deliver a $52.8 million emergency support package to help businesses suffering due to...

The Queensland and Australian Governments will deliver a $52.8 million emergency support package to help businesses suffering due to the border closure to New South Wales including targeted support to tourism and hospitality businesses across Queensland impacted by the restrictions on interstate travel.    Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program The...

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