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JobKeeper passes parliament, first payments to hit in May

Wage subsidies worth $130 billion will soon flow to workers around Australia.

What actually are ‘essential services’ and who decides?

What is classified as essential, and who gets to decide?

The highs and lows of the $130bn JobKeeper scheme

The scheme is sure to support the retail industry in the months ahead, but what of the loopholes?

Industry reacts to Government’s stimulus plan

Plan includes casual sick leave, increased instant asset write off, and payments to 6.5 million Australians.

There is hope for the high street

Here's how to transform it.

Treasurer expects wages growth

Government upbeat after better than expected employment forecasts.

Senate backs protections for penalty rates

Nationals MP says he will not support an amendment currently before the Lower House.

LFRA: NSW Government planning reforms step in right direction

Large Format Retail Association welcomes planned changes but says more reform needed.

Retail internships for youths on welfare

Government and retail industry strike deal.

Labor’s penalty pledge won’t mean back-pay

Opposition will continue fight to reverse FWC decision when parliament resumes in August.

Woolworths launches ‘country of origin’ booths

Supermarket chain partners with government.

Liars, tax cheats and bullies

The cynical world of global e-commerce players.

Retail association backs closing tax loophole

“This is a tax equity issue and internationally-based retailers should pay their fair share of tax.”

Government, ARA urge caution on minimum wage

Wages back in the news after union proposes $45 rise.

Caution urged on penalty rate cut rollout

Employers cautious as former PM offers his government some advice.

2016 in hindsight

Stuart Bennie looks at how his predictions fared for the year, pens a letter to the treasurer.

Black money in retail

Instead of trying to lower the low value import threshold, should government instead be focusing on black money tax evas...

Retailers welcome federal budget

Company tax cuts pleases retail industry bodies.

NRA welcomes innovation package

Government plan to foster jobs and economic growth, says NRA.

NRA wants tax debate

Industry group calls for national tax debate after reports of potential GST increase.

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