Hope for regional retailers with funding available for agricultural show day organisers after COVID-19 cancellations

Agricultural shows and field days are an important fixture for the local economy, attracting millions of visitors to our...

Agricultural shows and field days are an important fixture for the local economy, attracting millions of visitors to our regions every year, increasing expenditure, supporting jobs and fostering community pride. Unfortunately, many of these agricultural shows and field days were cancelled because of COVID-19 and local retailers were unable to...

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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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What to remember for tax time 2020

2020 has been a very challenging time for businesses, with COVID-19, bushfires and drought taking an unprecedented toll on...

2020 has been a very challenging time for businesses, with COVID-19, bushfires and drought taking an unprecedented toll on many. While tax and super may not be on the top of your mind during these times, we want to make it as easy as possible for you and are...

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Career assistance for older workers now available

The COVID-19 crisis has left many Australians out of work, some of whom have been in their roles for...

The COVID-19 crisis has left many Australians out of work, some of whom have been in their roles for over a decade. The issue of ageism in the workplace also means older workers are less likely to find another long-lasting job despite having years of experience. Australian job agency...

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Message from the CEO: 21 April 2020

Following the National Code of Conduct for retail leasing unveiled by the National Cabinet, various state governments have begun...

Following the National Code of Conduct for retail leasing unveiled by the National Cabinet, various state governments have begun rolling out their respective packages. As with every policy response to COVID-19, it is incredibly important that state governments get these laws right. That’s why we have advocated to all tiers...

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NSW Government protecting retail workers through $5000 fines

There is no excuse for abuse, yet we are still seeing essential workers abused by customers. Spitting and coughing...

There is no excuse for abuse, yet we are still seeing essential workers abused by customers. Spitting and coughing on shop assistants, public transport staff and police has been on the rise, and the NSW Government has said “enough is enough”. $5000 on the spot fines will be handed...

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Message from the CEO: 14 April 2020

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, last week provided further developments regarding the retail sector. Following extensive collaboration with numerous...

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, last week provided further developments regarding the retail sector. Following extensive collaboration with numerous industry groups, including the NRA, the Prime Minister announced the national tenancy framework. Overall, we believe it strikes a sensible balance between the interests of tenants and landlords and would maximise...

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Funding injected into mental health and family services as hotline calls spike

Telehealth, mental health and family services will receive a $1.1 billion stimulus in the face of the coronavirus pandemic....

Telehealth, mental health and family services will receive a $1.1 billion stimulus in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. This comes at a time where hundreds of thousands of Australians have lost their jobs, feel anxious about self-isolation or even more horrifically, are quarantined with their abuser. Mental health services...

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Getting remote work to work for you

Due to the impact of COVID-19, more employers are encouraging their employees to work from home. Business closures are...

Due to the impact of COVID-19, more employers are encouraging their employees to work from home. Business closures are happening Australia-wide, with more on the horizon. This is why the National Retail Association have put a quick guide with some of the best ways to boost your productivity while...

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