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Budget’s $8.6bn cost of living package fails to address retail’s needs

A number of industry players have stated the Government’s cost of living package is welcome, but is too focused on solvi...

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...

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.
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$24m investment into recycling to help retailers hit sustainability targets

ARA boss Paul Zahra said the scheme will provide retailers with more options to recycle, and will go a long way to help ...

Retail leaders met with Government today to help speed up vaccinations

Business community offers up assistance with transport, premises, engagement and communication of vaccine rollout.

Morrison unveils $120 million deregulation package for business

A major part of the government’s coronavirus economic recovery plan includes a deregulation package for employers.

Christine Holgate presents a compelling story of Morrison’s bullying

Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate, appearing before a Senate inquiry on Tuesday, inflicted serious a blow on S...
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Small businesses condemn government’s dobbing hotline

Small businesses have spoken out against the federal government’s new hotline for employers to report job seekers who re...

Government launches JobTrainer program to reskill unemployed

$1bn training program comes as industry groups call for relief measures to be extended.

Federal Government extends stimulus to $189bn as virus fears impact retail revenue

The Federal Government announced a further $66 billion of support for business.

Treasurer eyes industrial relations reform

Frydenberg looks to industrial relations, competition and deregulation to boost Australian economy.

ACCC takes Woolworths to court

Supermarket giant battles 'false and deceptive' representation charge, pokies allegations.

The laughable LVIT debate

Just how is the federal government going to implement its low value import threshold in nine months time?

7-Eleven in fresh wages scandal

Convenience chain still unable to extricate itself from staff exploitation scandal.

Surcharge law ‘protects retailers too’

Passing of new law on credit card surcharges not welcomed by all in retail industry.

Minister protects Anzac integrity

Business warned against trivialising Anzac following Woolworths’ online debacle.

Online retail sales rebound

Online retail sales rebound, despite consumer concerns about the Federal Government's tough Budget.

Coalition to shake-up franchise sector

Federal government to tackle power imbalance between small business franchisees and their franchise masters.

New supermarket code

New code of conduct developed by the supermarket giants described as "significant step forward".

Govt to put duopoly on notice

Federal government to weigh in on price war between supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles.