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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

July’s lockdown caused biggest monthly sales drop this year

Online sales, predictably, perked up.

Small-business owners slam border closures

Business owners say this new policy has effectively locked them out on their own premises.

Business leaders, PM push back against lockdowns as vaccines roll out

Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned state and territory leaders today they must be onboard with implementing the federa...

New retail rules announced for high-risk NSW areas

New rules take effect from midnight Sunday in NSW covering the types of retailer allowed to let customers shop in-store ...

Seven things businesses should know about changes to Covid-19 policy

Coronavirus updates for small businesses are changing rapidly as the federal and state governments roll out the vaccine ...

Retail to shut as Darwin, Katherine enter lockdown

The Australian Capital Territory will also extend its lockdown by a further two weeks, as cases continue to spread.

Revised leasing code of conduct splits landlords, retailers

Landlords must now give rental relief to tenants equal to their decline in turnover, spread between a rent waiver and a ...

SafeWork to ensure Sydney retailers comply with public health orders

Inspectors will be focusing on outlets within major shopping centres, while also checking that business that shouldn’t b...

FWO reveals four-tiered system for mandatory vaccinations in workplaces

The federal government has maintained its position that vaccination will generally be voluntary for Australians.

Retailers once again seeking clarity as ACT enters lockdown

Only 'essential' businesses can operate through click-and-collect in the ACT, but the Government has done little to defi...

Government leaves business open to legal challenge on vaccine mandate

“We have a broad principle, [which is] that the vaccine is voluntary, not mandatory,” Frydenberg said.

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: Who’s liable, and for what?

On Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison placed the onus on businesses, essentially saying employers can make vaccinatio...

Queensland extends business support measures as lockdown expands

The NRA said retailers, along with businesses in tourism and hospitality, will need to rely on the measures while they c...

Snap lockdowns weighing on ‘battle-weary’ retailers, public

Retailers are urging customers to get vaccinated and follow health advice amid rising shopper aggression.

Support to see retailers through challenging times

Commonwealth Bank is committed to continue offering Covid support for businesses as they navigate their various pandemic...

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