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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Message from the CEO | 15 September 2020

Following months of the most stringent lockdown measures in the country, the Victorian Government has announced an expanded financial...

Following months of the most stringent lockdown measures in the country, the Victorian Government has announced an expanded financial relief package to help stem the job losses in Australia’s second most populous state. Tens of thousands of Victorian businesses will now be eligible for cash grants, payroll relief and cashflow...

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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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Message from the CEO: 4 August 2020

As we enter the final month of winter the situation in Victoria continues to deteriorate. Due to the number...

As we enter the final month of winter the situation in Victoria continues to deteriorate. Due to the number of COVID-19 cases mounting, the State Government has been forced to escalate Victoria to Stage 4 lockdowns. As of Sunday evening, people in Victoria are now only allowed to shop for...

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Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020 passes, introduces criminal offences for employers

In the middle of a pandemic that has left the nation in economic turmoil and prompted Australia’s first recession...

In the middle of a pandemic that has left the nation in economic turmoil and prompted Australia’s first recession since 1991, the Victorian Government has passed the Wage Theft Bill 2020 (Vic) which puts employers around Victoria at risk of criminal prosecution. The Bill creates new criminal offences in Victoria...

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Victorian retailers ready to bin old-fashioned plastic bags

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban...

Thousands of retailers across Victoria have already made the switch to more sustainable carry bags ahead of the ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags coming into force from this Friday. The National Retail Association, which has partnered with the Victorian Government to educate business owners about the ban, praised the...

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NRA visits Victoria for plastic bag ban

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get...

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags which is due to commence from November this year. This new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers regardless...

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e-Commerce into China

The Victorian Government, together with Australia Post, will be hosting a seminar on e-commerce opportunities in China, featuring keynote...

The Victorian Government, together with Australia Post, will be hosting a seminar on e-commerce opportunities in China, featuring keynote speaker the Hon John Brumby, President of the Australia China Business Council.The seminar will include presentations from major Chinese e-commerce providers, as well as networking opportunities.Who should attend: Fashion companiesCosmetic...

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