The Fair Work Commission continues its hearings into the 2020 Annual Wage Review, albeit under different procedures than would normally apply. These alternate procedures may delay any decision to increase Award wages generally. The Commission may itself delay any increase due to COVID-19 economic impacts.
Applications will open on 1 July to help businesses safely relaunch their operations with funds remaining from the $750 million Small Business Support Fund. The Small Business Recovery Grant can only be used for expenses from 1 July and where no other Government support is available. More information will be made available on the Service […]
The ATO has updated information on monthly reporting requirements for JobKeeper claimants as well as other “tax time” relevant information. The ATO’s latest information notification includes the following:
NANA has been at the forefront of representing Newsagents to government to minimise any impact of the possible liabilities to annual leave for casual employees which may arise as a consequence of the Full Federal Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato. Newsagents will remember the decision received widespread media coverage just a few weeks ago.
NANA has been working with Members to secure long outstanding payments due from service station operators owned by big corporations. In the most recent example of success, NANA has worked closely with the Newsagent concerned and the service station operators to secure more than $7,000 in payments which have been long overdue. Providing this type […]
A Newspack Insurance client recently made a claim against their business insurance policy following a burglary which occurred on the Newsagency premises. The burglary occurred on the Sunday evening. The Newsagent contacted Newspack Insurance on Monday morning and lodged a claim on Tuesday. Newspack promptly processed the claim and settled in full the following day, […]
News Corp Australia recently announced the closure of several print titles. Most impact for Newsagents will be experienced in rural and regional areas. The closure of titles in certain locations will put additional pressure on the loss making distribution and delivery services provided by Newsagents.
Newspack Insurance has confirmed the rate for renewals and new mandatory lotteries professional indemnity insurance for 2020/2021 at $133 including all fees and charges. Newsagents who qualify for stamp duty exemptions will pay even less. Don’t pay $220 or even more (NANA has seen quotes at above $270) when the policy provided by Newspack Insurance […]
Newsagents who have the money to spend will be able to take advantage of the extension of the instant asset write-off to 31 December 2020 to invest in assets to support their business as the economy reopens and Coronavirus health restrictions continue to be eased. The extension is designed to support businesses sticking with investments […]
Late last week News Corp announced their intention to change publication processes of 114 Regional / Community newspapers across the country. The changes with the greatest impact are those which will be digital only or cease publication altogether.