Retailers urge Queenslanders to roll up their sleeves for small business

Queenslanders have been urged to roll up their sleeves for local small businesses, with the National Retail Association warning...

Queenslanders have been urged to roll up their sleeves for local small businesses, with the National Retail Association warning that higher vaccination rates were the only way to end sudden lockdowns. As Queensland is plunged into yet another snap three-day closure, NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb said small businesses...

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Small Business Ombudsman joins fight for least cost routing

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson today joined a group of 12 leading small business...

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson today joined a group of 12 leading small business organisations calling on the banks to make “least cost routing” available to small businesses as a matter of urgency. The group, which represents tens of thousands of Australian merchants and small...

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Industry groups welcome COVID assistance as businesses face catastrophe

Industry groups the National Retail Association (NRA), the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA), and the Australian Association of Convenience...

Industry groups the National Retail Association (NRA), the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA), and the Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) have welcomed the latest round of assistance measures as businesses in key parts of the country face catastrophe. The assistance measures come immediately after the three associations announced a...

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New Victorian Business Support Packages

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the...

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding...

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Industry groups release five-point plan to save businesses from catastrophe

The latest round of COVID lockdowns has had a catastrophic impact on many Australian small businesses and retailers. With...

The latest round of COVID lockdowns has had a catastrophic impact on many Australian small businesses and retailers. With the country’s two largest states having been in prolonged lockdown, urgent assistance is required to prevent thousands of Australians joining the unemployment queue. A coalition of Australia’s peak industry groups - the...

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Victoria to come out of lockdown with restrictions still remaining

Premier Dan Andrews has just announced some good news for Victoria. The state will be coming out of lockdown...

Premier Dan Andrews has just announced some good news for Victoria. The state will be coming out of lockdown from 11:59pm tonight, with some restrictions still remaining for the next two weeks.   Restrictions lifted from 11:59pm tonight: 5 reasons to leave home will be lifted. The previous 5km limit from...

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Retailers and Retail Workers call for JobKeeper 2.0 and rent relief

Retailers and retail workers have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling for a return to job subsidies and...

Retailers and retail workers have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling for a return to job subsidies and rent relief as the protracted lockdown in NSW threatens the sector nationwide. In the letter to the PM, the Australian Retailers Association, the National Retail Association and the SDA, the union...

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Everything you need to know: The new Food & Beverages Advertising Code

The new Food and Beverages Advertising Code (the Code) has been adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers...

The new Food and Beverages Advertising Code (the Code) has been adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) as part of advertising and marketing self-regulation and applies to all media, both traditional and digital. The Code is effective from 1 November 2021 and applies to any advertising medium...

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South Australia lockdown confirmed to be lifting 12:01am Wednesday 28 July

Restrictions will be easing in South Australia from 12:01am Wednesday 28 July, including: Hospitality, retail, construction and all business...

Restrictions will be easing in South Australia from 12:01am Wednesday 28 July, including: Hospitality, retail, construction and all business to reopen with a density limit of 1 person per 4 sqm. Seated food and beverage consumption (indoors and outdoors). Gyms can open with a density limit of 1 per...

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QLD businesses prepare for single-use plastic items ban

Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) joined Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Jess Pugh MP at Mt Ommaney shopping...

Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) joined Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Jess Pugh MP at Mt Ommaney shopping centre to remind businesses and community that the QLD single-use plastic items ban is just over a month away. The NRA says Queensland businesses are doing their bit to tackle plastic...

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Industry groups urge greater support for struggling NSW & VIC businesses

Peak industry bodies have called for greater government support for New South Wales and Victorian businesses struggling to survive...

Peak industry bodies have called for greater government support for New South Wales and Victorian businesses struggling to survive the current prolonged lockdowns. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb; Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) CEO Mary Aldred; and Australian Convenience Stores Association (AACS) CEO Theo Foukkare all said many...

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New top-ups, grants and support for Victorian businesses

The Victorian Government has announced a range of new supports to bolster communities and businesses most affected by the...

The Victorian Government has announced a range of new supports to bolster communities and businesses most affected by the current restrictions. Eligible Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 recipients will receive $4,200, taking total payment to $7,200. Eligible Business Costs Assistance Package Round Two recipients will receive $2,800, taking total...

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South Australia government grants to support businesses through lockdown

The South Australian government has announced a $100 million support package for businesses during the state's current lockdown. Cash grants...

The South Australian government has announced a $100 million support package for businesses during the state's current lockdown. Cash grants of $3,000* will be available to small and medium businesses that suffer significant loss of income and sole traders can apply for a $1,000** grant. *To be eligible for the one-off...

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ABS results prove retail facing challenging period

Retail businesses are faced with a challenging period ahead as COVID uncertainty impedes sales. The Australian Bureau of Statistics preliminary...

Retail businesses are faced with a challenging period ahead as COVID uncertainty impedes sales. The Australian Bureau of Statistics preliminary retail report released today reveals a fall of sales by 1.8% in June, which follows a rise of 0.4% in May. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb said the results validate...

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Olympics a golden chance for Brisbane to become world class city

Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympics would provide a golden opportunity for the city to cement itself as a world...

Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympics would provide a golden opportunity for the city to cement itself as a world class city and tourist destination, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). This evening the International Olympic Committee is expected to confirm the ‘River City’ as the hosts for the 2032...

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Business calls for IR flexibilities to be reintroduced

Business is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reinstate the temporary industrial relations flexibilities in the Fair Work Act when Parliament...

Business is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reinstate the temporary industrial relations flexibilities in the Fair Work Act when Parliament resumes as a means of supporting employers and employees through the country’s latest as well as future lockdowns. We thank the Fair Work Commission for the invitation to meet yesterday alongside unions and government...

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