October round-up from the ATO

The October updates from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) covering everything from key resources to help manage your business during COVID-19, to informative webinar events.

Let the rebuild start for Victorian retail

As Victorians gathered anxiously around their televisions on the weekend to learn of their new lockdown liberties, for thousands of retailers the stakes were even higher.

A safe Christmas in retail

It goes without saying that Christmas 2020 is going to be somewhat different to previous ones. The festive season for retail is a busy one, and this year adds some complexity with additional requirements to keep staff and customers safe from COVID-19. 

Preventing psychological injury at work

October is National Work Safe month in Australia, an important time for all businesses to create safe working environments. This also extends to taking care of workers' mental health.

Do you ever have trouble getting your invoices paid?

No matter what your credit terms are, there is always a risk you won't get paid. The Australian Government's Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is one way to make sure you do.

The 2020/21 Federal Budget and what it means for retail

The budget was a turning point for business and consumer confidence, as we build towards a recovery for the retail sector. 

Level-up your Facebook and Instagram skills for free

We partnered with Facebook Australia on a range of digital education workshops, specifically for the retail community. The recordings are ready to be viewed.

What kind of nbn™ plan do you need to work from home?

There’s no doubt that the various periods of lockdown and requirements around social distancing has had an impact on the retail industry. And yet there have been opportunities as well.

COVIDSafe plan requirements for retailers

In this informative article by Amy Towers, Principal Consultant, Risk Collective you will find a snapshot of the current COVID Safe Plan requirements and expectations across jurisdictions.

Getting fitter faster through eCommerce

The world is changing faster than ever before and businesses must adapt if they are to thrive in the ‘new normal’, according to our partner, Deloitte Australia. This article is written by Marcelo Alcantara, Principal, Consulting.

Expanded relief package for Victorian businesses

A number of key announcements were made over the last 24 hours around Victoria's COVID-19 restrictions and financial relief. Here's a round-up of the latest info.

Everything you need to know about Victoria's roadmaps

Sunday's announcement that Victoria's lockdown will be extended has come with a new set of measures and guidelines. Here's a list of key resources to navigate the next few months. 

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.

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