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.
The following text is an extract from a Bill before NSW Parliament which seeks to extend certain protections for retail tenants who have been impacted due to COVID-19 and who may be entitled to protection and rent relief.
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 […]
The Fair Work Ombudsman and Safe Work Australia have released updated guidance indicating that “the overwhelming majority of employers should assume that they won’t be able to require their employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus”, meaning that COVID-19 vaccines will typically be treated in the workplace similarly to annual flu vaccines.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.