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 […]
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 […]
NANA has continued its active dialogue with the NSW Government over the Sydney Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the mobility of some infected individuals, hotspots continue to be identified and the NSW Government has reviewed its position in relation to lock downs over the Christmas period.
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.
The administrative arrangements following the announcement by the federal government as part of this year’s Budget that the JobMaker hiring credit will be available to employers such as Newsagents have yet to be finalised.
The JobMaker hiring credit announced in this year’s Budget is still not available to Newsagents. The legislation necessary to implement the program is still caught up in a reference to a Senate Economics Legislation Committee with the report not due until 6 November.
NANA has received reports that the Cabinet of the NSW government has signed off on new regulations to support retail tenants such as Newsagents who have suffered a reduction in business due to COVID-19 impacts.
The NSW government announced last Friday it has extended COVID-19 pandemic relief available to commercial and retail tenants until 31 December 2020.
The JobKeeper Payment has been extended and is available for eligible Newsagent businesses from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. The key changes include:
The NSW government amended legislation last Friday, 18 September 2020, which will allow for the extension of various COVID-19 emergency and relief measures. Whilst the legislative changes have pretty much flown under the radar, NANA expects that the NSW government will shortly announce that measures introduced in relation to retail and commercial leases will be […]