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21 July 2020

On Tuesday 21 July 2020, the Federal Government announced the extension of the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme (previously due to expire on 27 September 2020) until 28 March 2021 but with new rates and reapplication of the turnover tests. The temporary boost to the JobSeeker program will also now...

15 May 2020

Retailers affected by lockdown measures are facing significant impacts on their financial reports. We’ve highlighted the top four key financial areas of focus for this year end.

14 May 2020

As the Australian Federal Government moves to ease restrictions, it is time for retailers to prepare for re-opening in the ‘new normal’. Australians have been cooped up in their homes and are keen to get out and about – and retail will be a big part of this. While the old way of shopping may be...

01 April 2020

As Australia’s retail sector continues to experience challenges – especially as a result of COVID-19 - what can manufacturers, processors, suppliers and wholesalers supplying retailers do to minimise the impacts on their business?

31 March 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies across Australia, more stringent measures will be introduced to contain the spread. Australian companies have been told to ‘hibernate’ through the crisis. But simply waiting out COVID-19 is not an option for retailers. Adaptive business practices are crucial...

11 March 2020

Brick and mortar retailers are facing a ‘sink or swim’ situation as we start the New Year with several prominent retailers entering voluntary administration, including SA icon Harris Scarfe.

24 February 2020

It is the responsibility of each and every employer to do right by their employees. Now more so than ever as the landscape paints a troubling picture for any organisation looking for sympathy in the public eye. But as is the case with problems of this magnitude, there is not one simple solution...

12 September 2019

As department stores and shopping centres around the country shudder, it’s not hard to find knowledgeable retail industry watchers who will cast doubt on the long-term viability of department stores and big box retailers.

05 August 2019

The Press Club. Tokyo Sushi. Ezard. These three restaurants are just a few of the big names widely reported to be embroiled in the Fair Work Ombudsman's crack down on underpayment of staff. Its investigations have uncovered serious breaches of Fair Work legislation, affecting businesses across...

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