Flood support payments available for Northern NSW

Residents across Northern New South Wales can start applying for Commonwealth financial support through Services Australia from today. Financial support...

Residents across Northern New South Wales can start applying for Commonwealth financial support through Services Australia from today. Financial support has been activated for Northern New South Wales local government areas of Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed. The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment...

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Victorian businesses to benefit from $200 million stimulus package

The Victorian Government has announced a major stimulus injection to help businesses recover strongly from the effects of the...

The Victorian Government has announced a major stimulus injection to help businesses recover strongly from the effects of the Omicron variant. The $200 million package was announced by Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula and Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson. It targets key sectors...

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Have you fulfilled your February ATO checklist?

As February is nearing an end, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) have released some helpful reminders and information for...

As February is nearing an end, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) have released some helpful reminders and information for small businesses.   Getting it right for super If you missed, or didn’t pay the full amount of your employees' super guarantee (SG) for the quarter ended 31 December 2021, you'll need to: ...

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Data suggests consumer spending is now recovering after a dip in January

Household spending intentions were down in January due to Omicron, while latest card data from Commonwealth Bank of Australia...

Household spending intentions were down in January due to Omicron, while latest card data from Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) shows economic recovery is back on track.  The CommBank Household Spending Intentions (HSI) Index fell 10 per cent to 103.8 in January, with the biggest declines seen in spending on...

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Check In QLD app scrapped for certain businesses including retail

From Monday, 7 February 2022, businesses that are permitted to allow unvaccinated people to enter will no longer need...

From Monday, 7 February 2022, businesses that are permitted to allow unvaccinated people to enter will no longer need to collect contact information via the Check In Qld app. Businesses that are only permitted to allow fully vaccinated people to enter must continue to collect contact information and proof of...

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Check In CBR app no longer required for retail and certain venues

The ACT Government is changing Check In CBR requirements to better reflect the Territory’s current public health situation and...

The ACT Government is changing Check In CBR requirements to better reflect the Territory’s current public health situation and response. From 11.59pm on Friday 11 February 2022, checking in will only be required at: Licensed bars and pubs Registered clubs Nightclubs Strip clubs and brothels Organised events that are not...

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Australia’s most affordable financial advice solution now available to NRA members for their employees

The National Retail Association (NRA) is pleased to announce our new partnership with corporate financial wellness provider, Life Sherpa...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is pleased to announce our new partnership with corporate financial wellness provider, Life Sherpa Finwell. We know that many of our members are struggling to hire and retain talent in what has become a tight labour market. Life Sherpa Finwell is a unique, life-changing...

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December nosedive calls for greater support for small retailers

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has declared the nosedive in December sales as further need for...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has declared the nosedive in December sales as further need for more government support for small businesses. Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its December 2021 report which revealed an alarming 4.4 per cent drop in nationwide retail turnover compared...

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Package announced to protect SA jobs and boost economy

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced further business financial supports and stimulus packages as part of its omicron response...

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced further business financial supports and stimulus packages as part of its omicron response plan. This new business support package, estimated to cost around $50 million and fully funded by the State Government, consists of:   Further grants of up to $22,000 for eligible* tourism and...

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New NSW COVID-19 business support packages released

Businesses, workers and the performing arts across NSW are all set to benefit from a major financial support package...

Businesses, workers and the performing arts across NSW are all set to benefit from a major financial support package of more than $1 billion to help those that have been hardest hit by the Omicron wave. The package, which commences from February 1 includes: A minimum payment of $500 per...

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Peak retail body NRA announces new partnership with market leading super fund, Active Super

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed market leading super fund, Active Super, to its partnership network. The NRA...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed market leading super fund, Active Super, to its partnership network. The NRA considers Active Super’s investment philosophy, particularly surrounding the environment and education for women’s inequality in superannuation, a key priority. The NRA has an unparalleled track record amongst associations when it comes...

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BAC Wage Subsidy Program helping businesses with employee wages

DID YOU KNOW…  That businesses that enrol their staff in traineeships before March 2022 are eligible to receive a government...

DID YOU KNOW…  That businesses that enrol their staff in traineeships before March 2022 are eligible to receive a government wage subsidy of up $28,000 a year per employee? The incentive is a part of the BAC Wage Subsidy Program, which aims to assist in the recovery from the economic impact...

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ACT Government business support measures extended

The ACT Government will extend a range of existing support measures and introduce a 2022 funding round for the...

The ACT Government will extend a range of existing support measures and introduce a 2022 funding round for the successful Amp It Up! grant program. The measures to be extended include: the closing date of the Small Business Hardship Scheme from 31 January to 28 February the food business registration fee waiver...

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Rent relief schemes extended in Victoria and NSW

The National Retail Association is pleased to hear that the Victorian and New South Wales Governments have extended their...

The National Retail Association is pleased to hear that the Victorian and New South Wales Governments have extended their commercial tenancy support schemes to March 2022. The NRA has lobbied hard for this crucial support to be extended for struggling small business owners, and we continue to advocate for...

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Small business mental health service extended for those impacted by COVID-19 and natural disasters

Beyond Blue has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to continue its NewAccess for Small Business Owners service to December...

Beyond Blue has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to continue its NewAccess for Small Business Owners service to December 2022. The $4.1 million in additional funding for the service means Beyond Blue can continue supporting the mental health and wellbeing of small business owners impacted by the pandemic and natural...

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Now is the time to refocus and establish a strong financial foundation

Partner article   Now that the Christmas rush is over, it is important to refocus on your business and consider its...

Partner article   Now that the Christmas rush is over, it is important to refocus on your business and consider its liquidity and cash needs over the next two quarters. Successful businesses need a strong strategic foundation, detailed, accurate data and insights to make the right business decisions. All too often...

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