Support for regional Victoria extended as lockdowns loom

Support for licensed bars, cafes, hotels and clubs across regional Victoria will continue through September, and other businesses in...

Support for licensed bars, cafes, hotels and clubs across regional Victoria will continue through September, and other businesses in regional areas will also be supported where ongoing restrictions severely affect operations. With the City of Ballarat entering a seven-day lockdown, all eligible businesses in that local government area will receive Business...

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Australian snow industry on brink of collapse without specialised government support

Australia’s alpine regions are threatened by 20,000 job losses if the government fails to provide adequate financial support for...

Australia’s alpine regions are threatened by 20,000 job losses if the government fails to provide adequate financial support for the snow industry. The industry, which contributes $2 billion to Australia’s economy, has missed two whole seasons of trade as a result of COVD lockdowns and restrictions, which was on the...

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Additional financial support as ACT remains in lockdown

The ACT lockdown will be extended a further four weeks, until 11:59pm Friday 15 October 2021. There are currently...

The ACT lockdown will be extended a further four weeks, until 11:59pm Friday 15 October 2021. There are currently still only six essential reasons you can leave your home, including: to buy essential groceries and medicine to access essential healthcare including in-home care for essential work to exercise outdoors...

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Newsagents Assistance Fund to assist NSW Lotteries with fit-outs and brand uplift

The Newsagents Assistance Fund pays up to $10,000 to help newsagencies update their NSW Lotteries retail image and fit-out...

The Newsagents Assistance Fund pays up to $10,000 to help newsagencies update their NSW Lotteries retail image and fit-out to align to NSW Lotteries' standards. The fund aims to provide extra support to small businesses that are currently selling lotteries products in NSW. This fund is available to NSW Lotteries...

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COVID-19 Business Support Grants extended to NSW border zone businesses

The COVID-19 Business Support Grants have been extended to support businesses impacted by the closure of the Queensland-New South...

The COVID-19 Business Support Grants have been extended to support businesses impacted by the closure of the Queensland-New South Wales border in recognition of the close connection between border communities. You may be eligible to apply if your business or not-for-profit organisation: is located in the border business zone (find...

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Have your say on the recent changes to the Youth Justice Act 1992

As an important stakeholder to the Youth Justice Reforms Review, the National Retail Association is calling all Queensland residents...

As an important stakeholder to the Youth Justice Reforms Review, the National Retail Association is calling all Queensland residents to participate in a survey or interview to express your views about whether recent legislative changes are on track to achieving Queensland Government objectives to tackle serious and repeat offending...

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Sustainable Packaging Guidelines: Advanced Training Course

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a new Advanced Training Course on the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines...

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a new Advanced Training Course on the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines on 12 October 2021 and all of industry is invited to attend. NRA members receive a discounted rate. This course is designed to assist companies integrate the 10 Principles of the...

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Yass plunges back into lockdown after just three days of freedom

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Yass Valley Council area today, following a recent positive sewage...

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Yass Valley Council area today, following a recent positive sewage detection. As urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway, new restrictions will be introduced for the Yass Valley Council area from 12.01am Tuesday 14 September for two weeks until 12:01am...

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NSW Queensland bubble a relief for border retail workers

Northern NSW border residents will be able to cross the Queensland border from 1am on Monday 13 September for...

Northern NSW border residents will be able to cross the Queensland border from 1am on Monday 13 September for essential work and essential reasons with the reinstatement of the border bubble, following discussions between the NSW and Queensland Governments. The 12 LGAs included in the border bubble are Ballina, Byron...

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Retailers welcome NSW reopening roadmap

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the unveiling of the New South Wales reopening roadmap. Under...

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the unveiling of the New South Wales reopening roadmap. Under the proposed reopening plan outlined today by the New South Wales Government, once 70 per cent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated a raft of restrictions will be lifted...

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Business Basics Grants Program round 2 available for Regional Queensland businesses

Minister for Employment and Small Business, the Honourable Di Farmer, recently announced that the Queensland Government would continue to...

Minister for Employment and Small Business, the Honourable Di Farmer, recently announced that the Queensland Government would continue to support regional small businesses and bolster regional economic recovery with the delivery of a $5 million regional round of the Business Basics Grants program. Through the program, eligible small businesses in...

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Final straw for single-use plastics in Queensland

The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today...

The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today as part of efforts to stop waste from ending up in local waterways, beaches and landfill. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ban would help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20 per...

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Retailers back Treasurer’s call for RBA to support small business on debit fees

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has backed calls from Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg urging the RBA...

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has backed calls from Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg urging the RBA to support small business on debit card fees. Today the Federal Treasurer joined a chorus of business leaders to press the RBA to mandate ‘least cost routing’ which would spare small...

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ACT lockdown extended – increased support grants are rolled out 

It was announced today that the ACT lockdown is extended until midnight Friday 17 September 2021 after the territory...

It was announced today that the ACT lockdown is extended until midnight Friday 17 September 2021 after the territory continues to record locally acquired cases of COVID-19. The six essential reasons you can leave your home during this lockdown remain: to buy essential groceries and medicine to access essential healthcare...

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World-leading program preventing banned single-use plastic items going to landfill in Queensland

The National Retail Association is proud to announce that it has partnered with The Great Plastic Rescue to help...

The National Retail Association is proud to announce that it has partnered with The Great Plastic Rescue to help retailers avoid disposing of excess stock into landfill. From Wednesday 1 September 2021, the Queensland Single-Use Plastics Items Ban will be in effect. With retailers to cease supplying single use plastic straws,...

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No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme to provide safety net for vaccinated Australians

The National Retail Association supports the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme that the Morrison Government has finalised the...

The National Retail Association supports the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme that the Morrison Government has finalised the details of following extensive consultation with the peak medical, healthcare, business and insurance sectors to ensure a comprehensive National Scheme. The Scheme will provide Australians with quick access to compensation for...

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