NANA has put together an outline of the latest financial support package announced by the NSW Government covering the New Small Business Support Program, Eligibility conditions and the Amount of the support payment
The Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests) – Determination 2022 was introduced on 7 January 2022. The Determination is aimed at stopping price gouging on Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) which have become popular items across the community. The commentary around the subsidisation of the supply of RATs is […]
The ACT has reintroduced the requirement to wear a mask indoors amongst other changes to help keep the community safe from the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Since 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 December, mask wearing has once again become mandatory in indoor settings in the ACT including in Indoor Retail settings. Exceptions for mask usage can […]
The impact of the Omicron COVID-19 variant is now starting to impact the ACT and NSW and other jurisdictions across Australia. Governments are facing pressure to roll back the easing of restrictions including those to do with mandatory face masks and the use of QR code check-ins. The use of face masks in shopping precincts […]
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has extended the unpaid pandemic leave provisions contained in the General Retail Industry Award 2020. Unpaid pandemic leave will be available for a further 6 months through to 30 June 2022.
The NSW regulations governing retail leases and implementation of the National Code of Conduct for commercial/retail leases such as temporary protections against lock-out and terminations will cease on 13 January 2022. This means that if you wish to pursue a reduction in rent or other lease conditions and you have not yet provided the relevant […]
Flexibility measures for employees and Newsagents to access long service leave entitlements that were implemented in response to COVID-19 will be made permanent, the New South Wales government has announced. The amendments to the Long Service Leave Act 1955 (NSW) in response to COVID-19 included:
From Midnight last night the NSW Government has removed most of the COVID-19 restrictions which Newsagents were required to observe.
Through Service NSW, the NSW Government has added $500 in value to accounts which allow Newsagents to claim up to $2,000 in government fees and charges through a rebate scheme. The full value of the scheme – $2,000, became available on Monday this week when Service NSW business accounts were topped up by $500.
Different unions have made applications to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to extend some of the COVID-19 provisions contained in Awards. The list of impacted Awards includes the General Retail Industry Award 2020.