Eligible Newsagents have until 31 October 2021 to claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit for new eligible employees hired between 7 April – 6 July 2021. Eligible Newsagents can receive payments of up to $200 a week for each eligible employee aged 16-29 or $100 for each eligible employee aged 30-34.
NANA expects that industry associations who profess to be acting in the interests of Newsagents to act responsibly to ensure the in-store purchase of lotteries is maximised. NLNA which professes to be a “new age association” has been promoting a tie up with Tabcorp.
Earlier in the year Mungindi Newsagency received advice from News Corp Australia that due to costs associated with distribution out of Queensland, all supplies delivered by News Corp Australia logistics would cease (News Corp Australia is the primary distributor for News Corp, Nine Publications, Ovato, including Market Hub, ACM, IPS and Wrapaway). Mungindi Newsagency contacted […]
When the NSW Government announced its roadmap to recovery last week, a subtle change was introduced to the description applied to those forms of retail which up until that point had been described as exempt or essential retail.
Whilst Newsagents are designated as essential providers and businesses in the essential retail grouping determined by the ACT Government and have been able to trade during the lockdown which has been extended to 15 October, there may be circumstances under which Newsagents are eligible for financial support. The ACT Government’s COVID-19 Business Support Grants deliver […]
The NSW Government has introduced changes to the JobSaver program which now require eligible Newsagents to pass the decline in turnover test each fortnight to continue to receive payments. This additional requirement will apply to the fortnight ending 26 September 2021 and subsequent fortnights.
Are Media has today announced the rebranding of Ovato Retail Distribution to Are Direct across Australia and New Zealand. Are Media advised they remain committed to supporting and strengthening the retail and Newsagency sector and the magazine category in its entirety, by ensuring retailers receive a reliable supply of diverse and relevant magazines to drive […]
New South Wales Lotteries/Tabcorp have notified the next Retail Roadshow series will commence on 5 October and run through to 15 October. 2450 places were originally available for seven webinars. Early bookings have been strong but there are still over 1500 places available, more than enough to accommodate the number of lotteries franchisees in NSW […]
Service NSW issues COVID-19 Check-In Cards to individuals who for whatever reason request one. Normally the request is made because the individual does not have a smart phone to which they can download the Service NSW app used for QR Code Check-Ins. Unfortunately, Service NSW has not issued clear guidance on how Newsagents can set […]
The above text is an extract from Ai Group’s submission to the Fair Work Commission in relation to the minimum period of engagement matter before Commissioner Bissett. Ai Group’s submission in reply to NANA’s earlier written submission confirms there is widespread support for NANA’s position that the requirement for casual employees to be paid a […]