NANA is investigating the outcomes of self-assessment site surveys conducted by Newsagents at the direction of New South Wales Lotteries Corporation Pty Ltd.
NANA has just accepted an invitation to meet face-to-face from NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business, The Hon Damien Tudehope. Minister Tudehope has been the New South Wales Minister for Finance and Small Business since April 2019. NANA has worked closely with the Minister and his Government colleagues through the COVID-19 pandemic period and […]
Service NSW is advising eligible businesses under the JobSaver program to reconfirm their eligibility to receive a final payment for the period up to 30 November 2021. Whilst reconfirming eligibility is required for the full 2 week period 22 November 2021 to 5 December 2021, the final payment under the program will be a pro-rated […]
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is conducting a review of entitlements to family and domestic violence leave in modern awards. As a part of this review, the FWC is also considering a claim advanced by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), that all modern awards be varied to include a new clause that provides […]
The Franchising Code which applies to the relationship between New South Wales Lotteries Pty Ltd/Tabcorp Holdings Ltd as the franchisor and Newsagents as franchisees requires the franchisor to produce a Disclosure Document and Key Fact Sheet each year.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has commenced the process of conducting the Annual Wage Review for 2021/2022. Traditionally, the Annual Wage Review has resulted in increases to Award wages from 1 July each year, however for 2020 and 2021 the implementation of the increases was delayed due to consideration of the impact of COVID-19 on […]
NANA recently advised Members to ensure they were provisioning accrued long service leave entitlements as a claim for long service leave and the costs involved can come as a shock if employers haven’t put money away to cover accrued entitlements. Two important areas of long service leave entitlement often overlooked by Newsagents are entitlements due […]
NANA advises Members to regularly check they are paying their employees the latest rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2020 and to issue Fair Work statements as required and also on a recommended annual basis.
Last week we foreshadowed NANA was on its way to Canberra to meet with senior executives of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s office to explore assistance the Ombudsman may be able to provide in relation to franchising issues. NANA and the Ombudsman have agreed on a method to call franchisors to account […]
The value of the NSW Government small business fees and charges rebate has been increased to $2,000 from the original $1,500 however the increase is yet to be reflected in the Service NSW business accounts of eligible Newsagents.