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PM announces commercial rent relief, but leaves big business out

Proposed relief made up of one part rent waiver, one part rent deferral.

Watchdog allows shopping centres to implement rent relief

Decision allows shopping centres to defer, waive or reduce payments and interest.

Federal government urges landlords and retailers to “work it out”

Prime Minister says there is no rule book for current situation, and urges cooperation.

SCCA says it has urged members to show “empathy”

But some landlords have still refused to offer support on rents.

Colette becomes latest victim of weak retail environment

Colette by Colette Hayman to shutter all stores

Administrators said the decision was to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers.

NSW steps up to provide protection against retail evictions

State Government can step in until a national approach is decided upon.

This week in property

Centres try a little Kindness; Easter Creek Quarter misses opening day.

Michael Hill closes 300 stores worldwide

Retailer now selling online only in response to rapid changes in consumer behaviour and government regulations.

Photo of Patagonia store in Melbourne

Patagonia has temporarily closed all stores in Australia

Outdoor brand is one of the first retail chains to close in Australia due to COVID-19.

Image of people walking down Melbourne laneway.

What the new crowd limit means for retail

Stores are exempt, but customers are still likely to stay away.