The NSW Government enacted the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021 in mid-July and recent amendments to the Regulation re-implemented the principles of the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct to protect businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whilst NANA believes that New South Wales Lotteries should not be conducting self-assessment for compliance purposes during the current extreme COVID restrictions, that hasn’t stopped NANA from working with them to get a better system operating which supports Newsagents undertaking the self-assessment process.
The Public Health Order which required the implementation of QR code check-ins across NSW and also required manually recorded check-in details to be sent to Service NSW has been amended with effect from today.
NANA is able to assist Members to build their own employment contracts for employees under Australia’s Fair Work System. The contracts are tailored to NANA Member’s individual business needs. The service to NANA Members helps Newsagents as small business employers to make a basic employment contract that complies with workplace laws. The NANA service creates a […]
The NSW Government says it will offer support to small businesses as part of its $356 million plan to phase out single-use plastic items, including lightweight bags, straws and stirrers. The NSW Government announced the five-year plan over the weekend, joining governments in a number of other states in banning single-use plastic items that do […]
In December 2020 the Australian Government made mandatory safety and information standards for button/coin batteries and consumer goods containing them.
The Work Health and Safety Amendment (Industrial Manslaughter) Bill 2021 was introduced into the NSW Legislative Council on 5 May 2021 by Labor’s Adam Searle. The private member’s bill proposes to insert a new Pt 2A into the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW), containing 2 industrial manslaughter offences. Under a proposed S 34D, a person […]
NANA has worked with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to prepare a guide to the highlights from the 2021 Budget and what the impacts on small business like Newsagents will be.
There are changes to Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for small employers with closely held payees and quarterly reporting for micro employers and for closely held payees from 1 July 2021. Micro employers are employers with one to four employees. A closely held payee is an individual who is directly related to the entity from […]
On 14 April Newspack Insurance sent stamp duty exemption claim forms to all current policy holders in NSW which will enable eligible NSW Newsagents to claim a NSW Government stamp duty exemption on certain types of insurance. Successfully claiming the stamp duty exemption will result in a minor reduction of insurance costs for mandatory lotteries and […]