Expanded polystyrene phased out nationally

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) - in multiple applications such as foodware, loose fill and moulded packaging - will be phased...

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) - in multiple applications such as foodware, loose fill and moulded packaging - will be phased out over the next few years across Australia. This landmark sustainability initiative was recently announced in the National Plastics Plan released by the Australian Government. The Department of Agriculture, Water and...

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How data can help build a more efficient supply chain

Supply chains can sometimes be unpredictable and labour intensive. Yet, for businesses that harness data to create an adaptive...

Supply chains can sometimes be unpredictable and labour intensive. Yet, for businesses that harness data to create an adaptive and agile supply chain, it can quickly become a powerful differentiator and lend a competitive advantage. Data-driven technology that provides an end-to-end overview of supply chain performance was once seen as...

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Ban on animal testing in new cosmetic ingredients explained

The National Retail Association, in partnership with the Australian Government, has developed and launched a nationwide education program to...

The National Retail Association, in partnership with the Australian Government, has developed and launched a nationwide education program to increase understanding of the ban on animal testing in new cosmetic ingredients which came into effect July 2020. The NRA's program includes: a dedicated website explaining the ban downloadable factsheets and...

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Receive up to $10,400 over a year for each new employee

Eligible employers could receive payments of up to $10,400 over a year for each eligible additional employee they hire...

Eligible employers could receive payments of up to $10,400 over a year for each eligible additional employee they hire as part of the Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme. Young people have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19. The JobMaker Hiring Credit is giving businesses and young people impacted by COVID-19 a...

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Digital Champions: Leafe’s Gifts and Crafts

Creating a modern digital business in a small country town has it challenges as the owners of Leafe’s Gifts...

Creating a modern digital business in a small country town has it challenges as the owners of Leafe’s Gifts and Crafts, Peter and Dylan have discovered.   The business sells gifts such as soap, candles, incense and aromatherapy online and at weekend markets in Dubbo and Wellington. Many of their older...

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New guides to keep workplaces mentally healthy

2020 has been challenging for all Australians. Across this great southern land, bushfires, floods and in particular, the global COVID-19...

2020 has been challenging for all Australians. Across this great southern land, bushfires, floods and in particular, the global COVID-19 pandemic has had an undoubtable impact on each and every one of us. One area in particular is the retail sector. COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on...

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Questions answered on retailer obligations under new NSW Covid Safe measures

As part of new Covid Safe measures that came in to place on Monday 23 November, businesses are now...

As part of new Covid Safe measures that came in to place on Monday 23 November, businesses are now required to use electronic check-in methods to collect patron details. Under the new requirement, businesses are also required to ensure patrons have provided the required information and must deny entry...

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Make time to ask R U OK this Thursday

The National Retail Association has been putting the mental health of our retailers at the forefront over the past...

The National Retail Association has been putting the mental health of our retailers at the forefront over the past several months, from providing resources on mental health support on our COVID-19 page, to hosting webinars, to joining forces with our Workplace Wellness partner Luemo. However, in your own workplace it...

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Retailers welcome JobKeeper certainty, but business conditions remain grim

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the JobKeeper subsidy until March 2021, but...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the JobKeeper subsidy until March 2021, but warned that the economic climate remains hostile for many businesses. The Prime Minister announced today that once the current JobKeeper rate expires in September, the scheme will continue at a lowered...

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Your June activity statement is a lodgement you want to remember

The start of this new financial year is going to be quite different compared to years past when most...

The start of this new financial year is going to be quite different compared to years past when most of us were living a different type of life. However, what shouldn’t change is prioritising the lodgment of your June activity statement. That’s because additional cash flow boosts are being...

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Cabinet Meeting announces business recovery NGO, possible eased restrictions

The National Cabinet Meeting on June 26th has brought more initiatives to light that are aimed at small business...

The National Cabinet Meeting on June 26th has brought more initiatives to light that are aimed at small business recovery. There was also talk of easing restrictions in the coming months, helping Australians prepare to go back to work in a COVID-safe environment and getting the economy moving again. The...

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Ensuring fairness of COVID-19 stimulus measures

During these difficult times, the ATO’s priority is to help those who have been financially affected by COVID-19 get...

During these difficult times, the ATO’s priority is to help those who have been financially affected by COVID-19 get the payments they need. The ATO knows that most Australians are honest and they will not penalise those who have made genuine mistakes. However, the ATO is committed to ensuring the...

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Keeping Queenslanders safe at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Queensland Government has launched a new awareness campaign to support Queenslanders affected by domestic and family violence during...

The Queensland Government has launched a new awareness campaign to support Queenslanders affected by domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic and family violence has profound and tragic impacts across our communities. It happens when one person in a relationship uses abuse or violence to maintain power and...

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Your guide to Buy Now, Pay Later platforms & what your customers expect

Australia’s online consumers are onboard the Buy Now, Pay Later train and it’s full steam ahead. This financial flexibility...

Australia’s online consumers are onboard the Buy Now, Pay Later train and it’s full steam ahead. This financial flexibility in purchasing  has pivoted the digital landscape permanently. The forced shift to digital due to the pandemic has further cemented consumer reliance on online payment options and a cashless society.   With...

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