The federal government has released information on its code of conduct for lease and rent matters. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to impose a set of good faith leasing principles for application to commercial tenancies, including retail, between owners/operators/other landlords and tenants, where the tenant is an eligible business for the purpose […]
As foreshadowed in recent newsletters from NANA, the Fair Work Commission acting on its own initiative has moved to vary most modern Awards by introducing unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay.
The JobKeeper package will go before both houses of federal Parliament today. Consequently, the most recent information from the federal government, available via the Treasury web site may not fully reflect the final package which becomes law.
The federal government has made it clear that in order for the JobKeeper package to work there will need to be some changes introduced via amendments to the Fair Work Act which provide for greater flexibility and also will protect employers from claims by employees down the track due to technical problems associated with the […]
Like most large employers, Tabcorp has announced significant changes to staffing arrangements arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Tabcorp released a statement to the ASX yesterday and NANA believes that via “the Lott,” will follow up with a statement to Newsagents on the changes being implemented and the impact they are likely to have on lotteries […]
As previously advised, Afterpay Touch has ceased as of 31st March. However, Afterpay has extended some services to major POS systems until 30th June: From 31st March – Access to Touch no longer available via stand alone devices in outlets, e.g. Epay devices, EFTPOS terminals, etc. From 30th June – Access to Touch will may […]
The following information is text from the NSW premier’s announcement: Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope. The NSW Government will […]
The recently announced support package including the JobKeeper allowance offers some support to those Newsagents who qualify but there will not be across the board benefits for Newsagents in NSW and ACT.
The Fair Work Commission issued a statement on 1 April 2020 advising it is acting on its own instigation to introduce a range of flexibility and protection matters into most modern Awards, including the General Retail Industry Award 2010. The Commission is fast tracking the proposed changes aiming to get them resolved by 8 April 2020, […]
NANA is receiving a steady flow of notifications of increased levels of theft of stock and attempts to steal cash from Newsagents. As the unemployment impacts of COVID-19 increase, it is expected shoplifting/shop theft will increase as will attempts to access your cash, either by diversion or by hold ups. All Newsagents should review their security […]