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Mental health wellbeing tips for managers and business owners

Beyond Blue has given us permission to republish this content rich article titled: 'How business owners, leaders and managers can manage their mental health during the coronavirus'.

JobKeeper payments extended until 28 March 2021

The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 passed the Federal Parliament on Tuesday 1 September, extending the temporary JobKeeper provisions of the Fair Work Act until March.

R U OK?Day 2020: 'There's more to say after R U OK?'

Here are some tips and downloadable files to help make this year's R U OK?Day on Thursday 10 September meaningful for you and your team. 

Seeing eye to eye: retail rent review

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the bubbling tension between retailers and landlords to boil over – but the crisis has cleared the way for a new paradigm, writes Arabella Roden, Assistant Editor, Jeweller Magazine.

Growth continues at 7-Eleven with six new stores

Continuing its sustainable but ambitious growth plans, 7-Eleven has opened six new stores across Victoria, NSW and Queensland in August.

Getting back to (small) business with Mastercard

Mastercard Australia's range of digital resources, tools and services have been designed to help small businesses navigate the many opportunities of e-commerce.

Joint letter to National Cabinet demanding consistent internal border controls

A lack of coordination on borders has had serious consequences for Australians. In this open letter, written between the ARA other leading advocacy bodies, the Government is being implored to take action.

JobKeeper eligibility changes and key resources

We've curated some valuable resources, including downloadable documents and links to key info covering the JobKeeper changes for employers and employees.

COVID Marshals in South Australia

Effective Friday 21 August in South Australia, you must have a COVID Marshal if your business or activity falls under either the hospitality (cafe/restaurant), supermarket, hardware store or distribution centre banners.

Mental health support for Victorian businesses and workers

With Victorians in a 6 week lockdown, mental health support is an important focus. This has been recognised by the Prime Minister and the Victorian State government. Eligible Victorian businesses can now apply for grants. 

Free Facebook tools to build your digital skills

Taking advantage of ways to upgrade your digital marketing knowledge has never been more important. Check out some free tools from one of our major partners, Facebook. The resources are focussed on helping small business to build digital skills.

Cash boost for small businesses in South Australia

South Australian small businesses have benefited greatly, with a much needed emergency cash boost 

Managing cases of COVID-19 in the workplace

Anyone who is unwell should not be at the workplace. If anyone develops symptoms at work such as fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, you should ask them to seek medical advice.

The latest updates on COVID-19 State restrictions

State governments are continuing to release their next stage plans to aid in the economic recovery and ensure safe work practices. Here is an updated summary of plans announced from around Australia.

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Breaking news! Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced that the pandemic leave offer of $1500 may extend to states and territories outside of Victoria.

Important information for retailers on face coverings 

As COVID-19 infections rates continue to cause significant challenges in Victoria, and with new rules around face coverings in Melbourne and Mitchell shire to be extended to the rest of the state of Victoria from Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm,WorkSafe Victoria has updated its COVID-19 Regulations...

New nbn™survey shows a demand from consumers for a stronger online presence

A groundswell of support from consumers wanting to ‘buy local’ highlights an opportunity for Australian businesses to strengthen their online presence and offer new ways for people to access their products and services.

How COVID-19 is transforming the retail industry and what retailers need to keep up with

COVID-19 is responsible for two factors that are transforming retail operations.

Five tips to help retailers manage the latest COVID-19 regulation changes

With many areas of Victoria returning to lockdown and NSW re-instituting some social distancing measures, the exact nature of the coming weeks and months are still very uncertain.

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