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The end of JobKeeper – ATO advice

The ATO has advised that final JobKeeper payments will be processed in April 2021.  Newsagents don’t have to do anything now the program has ended but you will still need to complete your final monthly business declaration to claim for March JobKeeper fortnights by 14 April 2021.

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WHS duties and COVID-19 vaccines – Small business fact sheet

A new fact sheet for small business, 5 things to know about your WHS duties and COVID-19 vaccines, has been published on the Safe Work Australia website. The fact sheet outlines key information for small business on their WHS duties and COVID-19 vaccines including whether businesses need to mandate COVID-19 vaccination to meet WHS duties and the […]

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What if an employee refuses the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Federal government is passing the buck over to the states and territories to address this type of issue since they are responsible for workplace safety. The first likely measure taken by the states and territories will be using public health orders in a targeted approach, mandating the COVID-19 vaccine in high-risk industries such as […]

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NSW Premier off the mark over vaccination “common sense” comments

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has recently commented that “common sense” should apply when it comes to how vaccination requirements should be handled in the workplace, whether employers will be able to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and if businesses can refuse access to customers who cannot demonstrate they have been vaccinated.  Unfortunately “common […]

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NANA contributes to COSBOA review of Government engagement with small business over COVID-19

NANA has recently participated in a lengthy review of Federal, State and Territory government engagement and consultations with small businesses and organisations over COVID-19 policy changes, travel restrictions, lockdowns, financial support, etc. The review and research project is being conducted by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). NANA is an active member of COSBOA […]

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Wear a face mask – downloadable signs for use in your Newsagency

 The NSW Government has made posters available for printing which focus on the requirement to wear face masks in designated areas across the State. The posters contain simple, easily understood messages. There are also versions of the posters which can be used in areas where the wearing of face masks is not compulsory but Newsagents would like […]

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COVID-19 compliance issues – face masks and customer registrations

Face masks The NSW Government has mandated the wearing of face masks in all retail environments in the Greater Sydney area, including Newsagencies (for a list of council areas covered click HERE). Compliance is now being undertaken by the NSW Police and failing to observe the requirements, either customers or Newsagents and their staff may result […]

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