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Restaurant owners upbeat about business prospects


Despite ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, the restaurant sector feels more confident going into the new year with a new study revealing that confidence level in the sector has jumped

JobKeeper rules are a staffing nightmare for small business


The present JobKeeper rules are causing causing staffing issues for small businesses, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. The reduction of the JobKeeper

Melbourne re-opens as first set of lockdown restrictions eased


Melbourne re-opens, a little at least, as Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of some restrictions. From midnight last night hairdressers were able to open their doors, and outdoor home

Burger Urge appoints new CEO to realise $100m international business goal


Burger Urge appoints Shawn Kerr as new CEO and co-founder Sean Carthew steps back from day-to-day management to focus on strategic growth and a mega $100m target. Burger Urge was

Mobile franchisees and Covid-19 restrictions: debate continues to rage


Calls for the Victorian Government to review its industry-based Covid restrictions continue to come from the franchise sector. There was initial confusion about who could and could not operate under

Victorian Commercial Leasing Code extended till end of 2020


The Victorian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct will be extended beyond its September expiry date until 31 December 2020. This state-based legislation had been aligned with the National Commercial Leasing

Retail rent aid unsustainable says SCCA as figure tips over $1.6bn


Nationwide rental assistance to retailers has eclipsed $1.6 billion, according to the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, with the largest level of support given to cafes and restaurants, followed by

Franchise sector challenged but amping up support, latest survey reveals


A national survey of franchise businesses has shown the depth of impact of Covid-19 on business revenue during the June quarter.  Almost half of survey respondents (46%) reported revenue was

Face-coverings will be compulsory in Victoria’s lockdown zones


Residents living or working in Victoria’s lockdown zones will need to wear a face covering or mask when leaving home or face a $200 fine. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has

Income support boost will continue after September


Just as the government was making plans to bring its income support to an end come September, the prime minister confirmed Wednesday that it will be extended. The government also