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COVID-19

COVID – Our time to shine
5 hours ago

COVID – Our time to shine

By  •  ACAPMA, COVID-19

This week saw the introduction of Stage 4 COVID restrictions in Greater Melbourne (including a night-time curfew) and Stage 3 restrictions in the rest of Victoria which will create significant …
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TEMPORARY AWARD CHANGES EXTENDED –  PROVIDING FOR DIRECTIONS TO NON-JOBKEEPER STAFF
19 hours ago

TEMPORARY AWARD CHANGES EXTENDED – PROVIDING FOR DIRECTIONS TO NON-JOBKEEPER STAFF

Following a decision by the Fair Work Commission on 5/8/2020, the COVID Schedule that was temporarily inserted into the Vehicle Repair, Service and Retail Award 2020, will now have effect until …
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SA Border Testing for Transport Workers Clarified
21 hours ago

SA Border Testing for Transport Workers Clarified

ACAPMA has received information from the SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in relation to the COVID-19 testing requirements for commercial transport and freight industry. Information on testing locations, …
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USA:  Wawa Embraces the Drive-Thru
2 days ago

USA: Wawa Embraces the Drive-Thru

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Wawa last week officially announced its first-ever drive-thru and curbside-pickup-only c-store in the U.S. The Pennsylvania-based convenience retailer is building the new fresh-food-focused concept in the Philadelphia suburbs and plans to …
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Fuel businesses are essential, but managing restrictions is a challenge in Stage 4
3 days ago

Fuel businesses are essential, but managing restrictions is a challenge in Stage 4

Stage 4 lockdowns are a reality for Melbourne now, and until at least mid September. As people we know what we need to do, stay home, stand apart and fight …
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JobKeeper Directions and Flexibility Options
3 days ago

JobKeeper Directions and Flexibility Options

By  •  Employment, COVID-19

JobKeeper Directions and Flexibility Options

The JobKeeper Wage Subsidy will provide a $1,500 before tax per fortnight payment (for JobKeeper Phase 1, for more information on JobKeeper Phase 2 see; …
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Truckie COVID-19 tests fuel supermarket panic buying fears
3 days ago

Truckie COVID-19 tests fuel supermarket panic buying fears

Freight providers are warning that mandatory COVID-19 tests for truck drivers entering NSW or South Australia from Victoria will fuel a second wave of supermarket panic buying, with the new …
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Home delivery of ‘comfort food’ increasing during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown
3 days ago

Home delivery of ‘comfort food’ increasing during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown

The pandemic has dealt a blow to the retail and hospitality industries throughout Melbourne but there could be a bright spot emerging, with at least one purveyor of “comfort food” …
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COVID Confusion
1 week ago

COVID Confusion

By  •  ACAPMA, COVID-19

The last few months have been a roller-coaster of uncertainty, emergency and response, and just as we collectively started to come out of the lockdowns and businesses started coming back …
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UK:  Yob trashes petrol station when cashier asks him to leave for refusing to wear a face mask
1 week ago

UK: Yob trashes petrol station when cashier asks him to leave for refusing to wear a face mask

A yob not wearing a face mask smashed up a petrol station in broad daylight after he was refused service and asked to leave.

The man snapped after being turned away …
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