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lockdown Archives

Melbourne retail to reopen this Friday

Victoria's sales have lagged behind in other states in recent months, according ot CommSec's State of the State report.

New $20,000 support payments for NSW businesses hit by local lockdowns

The cornerstone of the support package are grants for businesses that lose revenue due to wasted perishables or reduced ...

Victorian retail workers will need to be vaccinated for Christmas

Anyone on the government's list of authorised businesses, even if not in a locked-down area, must comply with this requi...

Solomon Lew calls on government to step up on shopping centre safety

Premier Investments is calling on each state government to mandate Covid-safe check points at shopping centres as the ea...

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...

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

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

Sydney’s lockdown extended to 28 August, new business support announced

Berejiklian said she appreciated what she is asking of Sydneysiders, but that it had to be done to keep the city safe.

Victoria, South Australia exit lockdown, retail to reopen

The announcements come as Sydney's outbreak hit 172 cases today.

Sydney tightens lockdown as Australia’s Covid-19 cases rise

Finally, clarity from the NSW state government on what types of retailer can remain open during extended lockdown from m...

Lockdown likely to hurt retailers, as customer confidence fluctuates

“While the Australian economy continues to perform well, consumer spending is increasingly taking a back seat as a drive...

Lockdown support for business “imminent”: NSW Premier

Scentre Group is also offering rent deferrals to hard-hit businesses.

Lockdowns to be used only as “last resort”: PM, WA lockdown ends

The decision comes after industry leaders hit back at the inconsistent approach to lockdown each state premier puts in p...

NSW announces business support measures amid lockdown

Australian Retailers Association boss Paul Zahra welcomed the package, but said more would need to be done if the lockdo...

Kathmandu cuts expectations short as lockdowns bite

The Group has 40 stores shuttered in NSW and a further 26 closed in Western Australia.
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Western Australia, Queensland enter “circuit breaker” lockdowns

Unlike Sydney, however, this lockdown is scheduled to only be in effect until Saturday, 3 July.

Victorian retail to lose $2bn in lockdown extension

“If we let this thing run it’s course, it will explode. We’ve got to run this to ground because if we don’t, people will...
Industry groups have criticised the slow reopening.

Victoria to offer support to businesses hit by snap lockdown

Victoria’s minister for industry support and recovery Martin Pakula said the package would be announced next week.

Victoria enters snap seven-day lockdown

Victorians will only be able to leave the house for key reasons, which don't include retail beyond basic groceries.

Retail to halt as Brisbane enters three-day lockdown

Affected areas include the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton and Brisbane council areas, according to the ABC.