COVID-19 Update | 18 October 2020

Date for Victorian retail reopening has been announce In a much anticipated announcement, Premier Daniel Andrews has today confirmed that...

Date for Victorian retail reopening has been announce In a much anticipated announcement, Premier Daniel Andrews has today confirmed that Victorian hairdressers may reopen from 11.59pm tonight with strict safety protocols in place, and retail will reopen at 11.59pm on 1 November 2020. From this date, all remaining retail will open. Restaurants, cafes and...

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COVID-19 Update | 27 September 2020

Victoria announces restrictions to ease from tonight in metropolitan Melbourne Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that from 11:59pm tonight,...

Victoria announces restrictions to ease from tonight in metropolitan Melbourne Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that from 11:59pm tonight, metropolitan Melbourne will be taking the second step on the Roadmap to Recovery. The National Retail Association welcomes further steps towards reopening, in particular noting that partial return to work...

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COVID-19 Update | 22 September 2020

Queensland releases updated COVID Safe Industry plan for Retail, Hair and Beauty Today the Queensland Government has released an updated...

Queensland releases updated COVID Safe Industry plan for Retail, Hair and Beauty Today the Queensland Government has released an updated version of the COVID Safe Industry Plan. Under Public Health Directions businesses must have plans to show how they will maintain compliance with the Directions. You can find the updated...

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COVID-19 Update | 6 September 2020

Victoria announces roadmap to reopening, retail to experience protracted wait time Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled time frames to getting...

Victoria announces roadmap to reopening, retail to experience protracted wait time Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled time frames to getting Victoria open again after the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, Melbourne is in Stage 4 restrictions. From 11:59pm on 13 September, they will take the First Step towards COVID Normal. Regional Victoria,...

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COVID-19 Update | 22 August 2020

Queensland imposes new COVID-19 restrictions Following a cluster of six cases of COVID-19 at a youth detention centre, the Queensland...

Queensland imposes new COVID-19 restrictions Following a cluster of six cases of COVID-19 at a youth detention centre, the Queensland Government has imposed further restrictions on gatherings in that State.   Gatherings in private residences and public spaces, such as parks, in the Greater Brisbane area will be limited to 10 people...

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Retail sales rebound in July, long road yet to recovery

Retail sales rebounded solidly to kick-start the 2020-21 financial year according to the preliminary report for July, released by...

Retail sales rebounded solidly to kick-start the 2020-21 financial year according to the preliminary report for July, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The sector recorded a nationwide rise of 3.3 per cent on the June figures, while each state and territory experienced increased turnover except for...

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Landmark report details wellbeing concerns for retail workers during COVID-19

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a landmark report detailing the health and wellbeing struggles of Australia’s...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a landmark report detailing the health and wellbeing struggles of Australia’s second largest workforce as they battle COVID-19. Australia’s 1.5 million retail workers have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, weathering increased risk, stress and abuse. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said...

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Retailers welcome JobKeeper certainty, but business conditions remain grim

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the JobKeeper subsidy until March 2021, but...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s extension of the JobKeeper subsidy until March 2021, but warned that the economic climate remains hostile for many businesses. The Prime Minister announced today that once the current JobKeeper rate expires in September, the scheme will continue at a lowered...

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Retail rebounds in May as restrictions lifted, long road to recovery still ahead

Retail turnover rebounded in May by 16.3 per cent following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the preliminary...

Retail turnover rebounded in May by 16.3 per cent following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to the preliminary retail trade report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). However, NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that a sizeable rise in sales was guaranteed to happen as shops began to...

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