The Fair Work Commission issued a decision on 24 November in the junior rates case which NANA highlighted in last week’s NANA Newsletter. The Commission’s decision will effectively remove junior rates from Retail Employee Levels 4 through to 8 under the General Retail Industry Award 2020. This will mean junior employees engaged in classifications covered by […]
On 17 November 2020 the NSW government announced a further and temporary extension to 28 March 2021 of the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles for retail tenants only with an annual turnover of less than $5 million. The announcement, part of the 2021 NSW Budget package, extends relief under […]
In the past week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that a set of industrial relations reforms will be introduced to Parliament before Christmas 2020. The reforms are intended to strengthen job growth in an economy still recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. The Prime Minster warned that ‘there won’t be sweeping praise from the union movement […]
NANA, with the assistance of Members, especially in rural and regional areas in NSW and ACT, has succeeded in getting the message through to News Corp Australia, and those other publishers and distributors that rely on them for primary distribution services, that they needed to vastly improve delivery delays associated with major sporting events such […]
The ACT government has launched a $500,000 digital voucher program, intended to boost the amount Canberrans are spending at local small businesses, with a specific focus on the retail, tourism, arts, hospitality and personal services sectors.
Tabcorp/NSW Lotteries has announced via What’s Hot @ the Lott newsletter that the schedule of television advertising supporting in-store purchases of lotteries products recommenced on 15 November. The “Open for Dreams” campaign has commenced a second round of advertising to continue to encourage customers to support their local retailers and highlight that lotteries retail outlets are still […]
Over recent weeks, the NSW Court of Appeal has been hearing a test case brought by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), which concerned the interpretation of references to the Quarantine Act 1908 under the Business Interruption section of Business Package insurance policies within Australia.
In the 11 November edition of the NANA Newsletter, we issued guidance on the increasing threat posed by email scams which mimic invoices Newsagents and other small businesses normally receive from their landlords and suppliers.
The two major gift fairs to be conducted in early 2021 have returned to physical face-to-face settings. Sydney Gift Fair will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from 19 to 22 February 2021 and Reed Gift Fair will be conducted in Sydney at the ICC Sydney from 20-23 February.
NANA met with the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s office earlier in the week to review a number of issues including progress on the lotteries Omni-Channel remuneration review.