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COVID-19

It is past time to reopen Victoria for business
1 week ago

It is past time to reopen Victoria for business

By  •  ACAPMA, COVID-19

In an Open Letter to the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews, the business community, including ACAPMA, has called for clear and hard opening dates now. That is, the Victorian economy and …
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2020 Budget benefits for Australian Businesses
2 weeks ago

2020 Budget benefits for Australian Businesses

By  •  ACAPMA, Budget, COVID-19

The 2020 Federal Budget identifies an additional $74 billion in spending measures designed to support business (and create jobs) under the Job Maker Plan. These measures bring the Government’s overall …
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How will the pandemic affect the sprint away from fossil fuels?
2 weeks ago

How will the pandemic affect the sprint away from fossil fuels?

The challenges of re-engineering the global economy by 2050 were already immense, even before the advent of Covid-19

In terms of energy, we are living in an “after-Paris” world. For, …
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Award Changes – Pandemic Provisions extended
2 weeks ago

Award Changes – Pandemic Provisions extended

The Fair Work Commission has again extended the pandemic provisions outlined in Schedule I of the Clerks – Private Sector Award and the Vehicle Repair, Service and Retail Award. The …
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USA:  Convenience Retailers Flex With Consumer Changes
2 weeks ago

USA: Convenience Retailers Flex With Consumer Changes

Wary of large stores, more consumers have made convenience stores part of their regular shopping habits. But to meet continued needs for social distancing and other pandemic-related requirements, retailers must …
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Are you ready for the 2020/21 Summer?
3 weeks ago

Are you ready for the 2020/21 Summer?

By  •  Safety, ACAPMA, COVID-19

To say that 2020 has been a year most of us would rather forget is an understatement. The year opened with a bushfire catastrophe across four Australian States and Territories. …
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TEMPORARY AWARD CHANGES EXTENDED
3 weeks ago

TEMPORARY AWARD CHANGES EXTENDED

Following a decision by the Fair Work Commission on 24/9/2020, the Schedule X COVID Measures that was temporarily inserted into the Vehicle Repair, Service and Retail Award 2020, will now have …
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Melbourne Car Washes open…
3 weeks ago

Melbourne Car Washes open…

By  •  ACAPMA, COVID-19

With the decline of COVID-19 cases has come a gradual opening up of businesses and services in Metropolitan Melbourne. After initially being open with cleaning restrictions, and then being required …
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UK:  Government reverses warning not to stop at petrol stations
4 weeks ago

UK: Government reverses warning not to stop at petrol stations

The government has back-tracked on advice warning drivers not to stop at petrol stations unless ‘absolutely vital’.

Car drivers had been warned not to stop at petrol stations unless ‘absolutely …
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JobKeeper Stage 1 closing and Stage 2 commencing, practical Q & A
4 weeks ago

JobKeeper Stage 1 closing and Stage 2 commencing, practical Q & A

The JobKeeper Wage Subsidy Program is coming to a close, at least, Stage 1 is. When this historic program was launched in March 2020 it was thought that collectively we …
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