JobKeeper package due to be finalised today

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.

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Tabcorp announces changes to staffing arrangements

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 […]

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Touch Systems

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 […]

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NSW Government announces $10,000 grant to qualifying small businesses

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 […]

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Fair Work Commission acts to introduce award flexibility for leave, protection of employees on forced COVID-19 absences and ability to extend periods of annual leave at half pay

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, […]

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Tighten security NOW

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 […]

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