How COVID-19 will change retail leasing – during and after the pandemic

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa retail leasing The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia & New Zealand, Lpc Cresa retail leasing The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives, and it seems retail is the most visual indicator of that. This week sees Brisbane in another devastating ‘lockdown’ which requires all residents to...

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Message from the CEO | 30 March 2021

JobKeeper had barely ended when yesterday Greater Brisbane became the latest area to be plunged into a three-day hard-lockdown....

JobKeeper had barely ended when yesterday Greater Brisbane became the latest area to be plunged into a three-day hard-lockdown. It’s the second time this year residents in Australia’s third largest city have been confined to their homes and comes hot on the heels of similar restrictions imposed on Western...

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What businesses need to know about the new Fair Work amendments

Yesterday, the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 was passed by both Houses of Parliament and...

Yesterday, the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 was passed by both Houses of Parliament and will shortly enter into law. Yet despite strong support from businesses and equally strong opposition from unions, the final version of the Bill removes much of what appealed to either...

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Egg-stra trading hours for suburban Adelaide shops this Easter Monday

Treasurer Rob Lucas MLC has granted a Ministerial exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 which gives non-exempt shops in...

Treasurer Rob Lucas MLC has granted a Ministerial exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 which gives non-exempt shops in the Metropolitan shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct the opportunity to trade from 11am and 5pm on Easter Monday, 5 April 2021. The Exemption Notice has been published in today's...

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Add to cart: One-million more Aussies flock to eBay

eBay reveals Australian buying and selling insights in new report titled Lockdown: One Year On.  During periods of lockdown, younger...

eBay reveals Australian buying and selling insights in new report titled Lockdown: One Year On.  During periods of lockdown, younger age groups proved to be the most tech savvy with Generation Z (18-24 years old) doing more than half (57 per cent) of its shopping online. In a surprise turn,...

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New eftpos anti-fraud tools scheduled to launch

eftpos is scheduled to launch two new eCommerce anti-fraud tools later this year, aimed at helping Australians make more...

eftpos is scheduled to launch two new eCommerce anti-fraud tools later this year, aimed at helping Australians make more secure payments online. eftpos CEO Stephen Benton said with more Australians moving their everyday spending into the digital economy, eftpos was rolling out the eCommerce capabilities to help drive competition, provide...

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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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Message from the CEO | 23 March 2021

I’ll begin this week’s CEO column by extending the thoughts of the entire NRA family to our members located...

I’ll begin this week’s CEO column by extending the thoughts of the entire NRA family to our members located in flood-affected areas across Queensland and New South Wales. In the past 15 months, some of you have had to contend with bushfires and floods as well as the first...

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ACT businesses to prepare for expected 1 July single use plastic ban

The phasing out of certain single-use plastic products will soon begin in the ACT. On 30 March 2021 the ACT...

The phasing out of certain single-use plastic products will soon begin in the ACT. On 30 March 2021 the ACT Government is expected to pass legislation which will prohibit the sale, supply or distribution of certain single-use plastic products. From 1 July 2021, the following three items will be prohibited from...

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Calls for small businesses to help test the Payment Times Reporting Scheme

What is the Payment Times Reporting Scheme? The Australian Government has introduced the Payment Times Reporting Scheme (PTRS). The scheme...

What is the Payment Times Reporting Scheme? The Australian Government has introduced the Payment Times Reporting Scheme (PTRS). The scheme aims to improve payment times for Australian small businesses. The scheme commenced on 1 January 2021. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) administers the scheme under the Payment...

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Assistance for flood and storm affected businesses: What is available to you

In response to the devastating floods happening in New South Wales this week, there are a couple of assistance...

In response to the devastating floods happening in New South Wales this week, there are a couple of assistance programs to help those affected: Small Business Commission Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and Commonwealth Bank's Emergency Assistance.   Small Business Commissioner  In response to the storms and floods, Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements...

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Four $25 vouchers for NSW residents through Dine & Discover

The NSW Dine & Discover program has now launched allowing all NSW residents aged 18 and over to apply for...

The NSW Dine & Discover program has now launched allowing all NSW residents aged 18 and over to apply for four $25 vouchers, worth $100 in total, to spend in participating businesses. The vouchers will be divided into two categories: Two $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants,...

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Casual changes deliver certainty and confidence

The passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 today is a responsible...

The passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 today is a responsible outcome, ensuring casual employment remains a viable option for business, and employees have clear pathways to permanent work. By passing the casual changes contained in Schedule 1 and 7, the Federal...

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Top 5 tips for a quick recovery after a natural disaster

Written by Kyle Swain, Retail Director, Australia and New Zealand – Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by...

Written by Kyle Swain, Retail Director, Australia and New Zealand – Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating flooding occurring this week. Having assisted numerous retailers impacted by flooding over recent years, we have some idea of the financial and mental stress these events can place...

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February fall shows retail still braced for challenging period ahead

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) preliminary figures for the month of February reveal that retail is still in...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) preliminary figures for the month of February reveal that retail is still in for challenging period ahead according to the National Retail Association (NRA). Retail turnover nationwide fell by 1.1 per cent compared to January’s figures, partly due to both Victoria and Western Australia...

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Retailers urge Senate to pass Omnibus Bill

The National Retail Association (NRA) urges the Senate to pass the Morrison Government’s industrial relations reforms without delay. In a...

The National Retail Association (NRA) urges the Senate to pass the Morrison Government’s industrial relations reforms without delay. In a member impact survey undertaken between 8 and 15 March 2021, NRA members overwhelmingly supported the need for change. The need for certainty around casual employment featured heavily, with casual employment being...

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