The Work Health and Safety Amendment (Industrial Manslaughter) Bill 2021 was introduced into the NSW Legislative Council on 5 May 2021 by Labor’s Adam Searle. The private member’s bill proposes to insert a new Pt 2A into the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW), containing 2 industrial manslaughter offences. Under a proposed S 34D, a person […]
The Fair Work Commission has asked NANA to assist to finalise a project through which Newsagents and other small business employers will gain a better understanding of the General Retail Industry Award 2020. This work has arisen out of a commitment made by the Commission in 2018, to develop short, two to three page summaries […]
New work health and safety fact sheets have been developed by Safe Work Australia in collaboration with eSafety which address the issue of online abuse in the workplace. These resources provide practical steps to support PCBUs (such as employers, including Newsagents) and workers manage the risks of online abuse in the workplace.
NANA has worked with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to prepare a guide to the highlights from the 2021 Budget and what the impacts on small business like Newsagents will be.
IPS has announced that qualifying Newsagents can now participate in a no physical returns (NPR) program. NANA considers the action by IPS to be a positive move as it will reduce the costs associated with sending returns to IPS.
In addition to negotiating a special arrangement which NANA Members who rent/lease premises can claim local government rates under the NSW Government’s $1,500 government fees and charges rebates scheme, NANA has succeeded in a test of the “system” which allowed for a claim of the NSW Emergency Services Levy (ESL). The ESL in normally paid […]
NANA has successfully assisted Member Newsagents claim up to $5,000 under the NSW Government’s Community and Small Business CCTV Fund. Whilst the CCTV Fund provides a great benefit to those Newsagents who have been able to qualify, a fundamental problem relates to the Fund’s limitation to only 10 local government areas, mostly across metropolitan Sydney.
News Corp has announced to mid-north coast to far north coast Newsagents and direct paying sub-agents major primary distribution changes to occur on and from Monday 17th May 2021. The major reason for the change relates to the Brisbane Murarrie print centre closing with most papers now to be printed at the Yandina print centre, […]
Following on from some further adjustments by Service NSW to the claims process for the $1,500 small business government fees and charges rebate scheme, NANA has updated its guidance on how to claim the costs of rates (up to $1,500) where the rates are paid as outgoings or otherwise indirectly to a Newsagent’s landlord.
On 14 April Newspack Insurance sent stamp duty exemption claim forms to all current policy holders in NSW which will enable eligible NSW Newsagents to claim a NSW Government stamp duty exemption on certain types of insurance. Successfully claiming the stamp duty exemption will result in a minor reduction of insurance costs for mandatory lotteries […]