Grants to support Australian businesses through COVID-19

With the fluctuation of lockdowns and restrictions across all Australian states and territories within the past few weeks, we...

With the fluctuation of lockdowns and restrictions across all Australian states and territories within the past few weeks, we have collated a list of open grants per state and territory to help businesses stay afloat during these tough times. We understand there can be a maze of rules and...

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Latest round of lockdowns call for support for struggling retailers

Announcements this morning that both South Australia and Victoria will spend at least the next seven days in lockdown...

Announcements this morning that both South Australia and Victoria will spend at least the next seven days in lockdown means urgent support needs to be provided to struggling retailers in both states. For Victorians businesses it means an extension of the state’s fifth lockdown, while the South Australian Government opted...

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South Australia to enter lockdown from 6pm Tuesday evening

This morning, Premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia will enter a minimum 7-day lockdown from 6pm, Tuesday 20...

This morning, Premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia will enter a minimum 7-day lockdown from 6pm, Tuesday 20 July 2021 until 6pm, Saturday 27 July, 2021. All residents in those areas need to stay at home unless it is for essential work, providing healthcare for a vulnerable person, essential shopping,...

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South Australia level 4 essential retail premises

Under South Australia's level 4 restrictions, the following places are deemed essential retail and are permitted to open under...

Under South Australia's level 4 restrictions, the following places are deemed essential retail and are permitted to open under level 4 restrictions: Retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages, newspapers and stationery in non-specialised and specialised stores, including takeaway food or beverages; Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to...

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What the UK’s new National Food Strategy means for Australian businesses

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor  Restauranteur and business man Henry Dimbleby has led a team of...

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor  Restauranteur and business man Henry Dimbleby has led a team of agriculturalists, food industry executives, food-activists and food-related academics to develop the latest UK National Food Strategy, officially released 15 July 2021. The ambitious Strategy aims to achieve 4 main goals by...

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SA retail workers missing out on $68 million under current shop trading hour regulations

Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and National Retail Association (NRA) wage modelling outlines substantial missed employment and...

Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and National Retail Association (NRA) wage modelling outlines substantial missed employment and wage opportunities for South Australians as a result of current shop trading hour regulations. The newly released modelling shows the number of lost hours in SA from retailers not being...

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Cash support for Victorian businesses during lockdown

The Victorian Government has just announced new cash grants for businesses affected by the short lockdown necessary to get...

The Victorian Government has just announced new cash grants for businesses affected by the short lockdown necessary to get ahead of the Delta strain.  Automatic payments will be made to eligible businesses and sole traders across the state to minimise delays and get money into the pockets of businesses who...

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Groundhog Day for Melbourne retailers as city plunged into lockdown No. 5

It’s Groundhog Day for struggling Melbourne retailers with the city plunged into its fifth lockdown since the pandemic began,...

It’s Groundhog Day for struggling Melbourne retailers with the city plunged into its fifth lockdown since the pandemic began, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). Earlier today the State Government announced a lockdown would commence from midnight tonight until Tuesday. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said affected retailers stood to lose...

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Could you be the voice for small businesses?

The recently released Big Plans for Small Business Strategy aims to create the right environment for strong and resilient...

The recently released Big Plans for Small Business Strategy aims to create the right environment for strong and resilient small businesses now and into the future. This includes a targeted small business engagement framework that incorporates reinvigorating the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council (QSBAC). The QSBAC focuses on significant challenges...

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New $15,000 QLD small business grants opening soon

Queensland small businesses can look forward to the new Business Boost grants to help fast-track their plans to improve...

Queensland small businesses can look forward to the new Business Boost grants to help fast-track their plans to improve their efficiency and productivity. Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the grants of up to $15,000 each can be used for upgrades and organisational improvements for established businesses....

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Check In CBR expands to Canberra public transport and all retail settings

From 12 noon Thursday 15 July 2021, it will be mandatory to use the Check In CBR app on...

From 12 noon Thursday 15 July 2021, it will be mandatory to use the Check In CBR app on Canberra’s buses, light rail, taxis and rideshare and all retail settings. Mandatory use of the Check In CBR app will ensure contact tracing teams have access to the best available data...

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NSW lockdown to cost retail $5 billion in total, justifies support package

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that the two-week lockdown extension across large parts of New South Wales...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that the two-week lockdown extension across large parts of New South Wales justifies yesterday’s support package, with the full cost now set to hit $5 billion over five weeks. This morning Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the current lockdown will continue for at least...

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Support package welcomed as NSW retailers bleed $1 billion per week

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the joint Federal and State Government support package as New South Wales...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the joint Federal and State Government support package as New South Wales retailers bleed $1 billion a week in lost sales during lockdown. Yesterday afternoon Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Gladys Berejiklian unveiled support payments for individuals and businesses affected by the...

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Further NSW COVID-19 Support Package

The Morrison Government has just announced increased weekly payments for households, and boosting business cash flow to get them...

The Morrison Government has just announced increased weekly payments for households, and boosting business cash flow to get them through extended lockdowns. The support package will see an increase in the COVID-19 Disaster Payment from week four of a lockdown and a 50/50 cost sharing arrangement between the Commonwealth and...

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New requirements for Fairfield LGA residents

In today's press conference, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has flagged a chief cause for concern for Sydney is people leaving...

In today's press conference, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has flagged a chief cause for concern for Sydney is people leaving their home for essential work. If employees live in the Fairfield Local Government Area (LGA) and work outside the LGA, or live in the Greater Sydney LGA's and work in the...

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Additional government support for people affected by lockdown

Additional COVID-19 Disaster Payments will be available to eligible workers in New South Wales and nationally over the coming...

Additional COVID-19 Disaster Payments will be available to eligible workers in New South Wales and nationally over the coming week. Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, explained that from Thursday 8 July, workers can claim a second COVID-19 Disaster Payment if they’ve...

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