NSW announces roadmap for opening at 80% double dose vaccinations

The National Retail Association welcomes today's announcement from the NSW Government on what occurs after the 80 per cent...

The National Retail Association welcomes today's announcement from the NSW Government on what occurs after the 80 per cent double dose target is achieved. We note that other associations have incorrectly advised that retail cannot open until 80 per cent - per the announcement on 9 September, venues including...

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ACT will ease restrictions as they release pathway forward

Today, the ACT Government has officially announced its pathway forward from Friday, 1 October 2021, which sees some easing...

Today, the ACT Government has officially announced its pathway forward from Friday, 1 October 2021, which sees some easing of restrictions for retail. The anticipated date to exit lockdown is from 11:59pm, Thursday 14 October 2021.  The key milestones relevant to the retail industry are as below: Friday, 1 October 2021:  ...

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All suburban South Australian shops permitted to trade this Labour Day

In a South Australian first, all suburban shops regardless of their size or location will be permitted to open...

In a South Australian first, all suburban shops regardless of their size or location will be permitted to open on the Labour Day public holiday (Monday, 4 October). South Australian Treasurer the Hon. Rob Lucas, MLC, has declared an exemption which gives all non-exempt shops in the Metropolitan shopping District...

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Retailers call for faster opening for fully vaxxed businesses

The National Retail Association has called for express opening dates for Victorian businesses with fully vaccinated staff, in a...

The National Retail Association has called for express opening dates for Victorian businesses with fully vaccinated staff, in a plan presented to the State Government today. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb made the call during consultations over the Victorian COVID recovery roadmap, saying that the indicative opening date of...

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Regional Queensland businesses encouraged to apply for the COVID-19 Business Support Grants

The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants program, jointly funded by the Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Governments, provides grants to businesses...

The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants program, jointly funded by the Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Governments, provides grants to businesses impacted by Queensland lockdowns. In addition to the recent extension to border zone businesses affected by the recent border closures with New South Wales, regional Queensland businesses are also encouraged to...

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‘Friends bubble’ introduced to NSW in time for school holidays

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home...

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays. From 12 noon today, Tuesday, 21 September, people aged 18 years and under...

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Deadline for Victorians requesting rent relief fast approaching

To ease the pressure on Victoria’s small and medium-sized businesses during the lockdown, the Victorian Government reintroduced the Commercial...

To ease the pressure on Victoria’s small and medium-sized businesses during the lockdown, the Victorian Government reintroduced the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million that have experienced a fall in turnover of more...

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NSW support packages for COVID-impacted businesses

With the drip feeding of lockdowns plaguing regional New South Wales and Greater Sydney still undergoing a long lockdown,...

With the drip feeding of lockdowns plaguing regional New South Wales and Greater Sydney still undergoing a long lockdown, the National Retail Association urges businesses to apply for as many support packages as you are eligible for. We have collated the current packages and their respective deadlines (please note some...

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Retailers need more from Victorian roadmap in lead up to Christmas

Victorian retail businesses seeking a chance to get back to business in the lead up to their busiest sales...

Victorian retail businesses seeking a chance to get back to business in the lead up to their busiest sales periods have been left disappointed, says peak body, the National Retail Association (NRA). In today’s Roadmap to Recovery, the Victorian Government has taken an exceedingly cautious approach to reopening –...

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NSW & QLD border zone businesses to receive emergency support

The Queensland and Australian Governments will deliver a $52.8 million emergency support package to help businesses suffering due to...

The Queensland and Australian Governments will deliver a $52.8 million emergency support package to help businesses suffering due to the border closure to New South Wales including targeted support to tourism and hospitality businesses across Queensland impacted by the restrictions on interstate travel.    Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program The...

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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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