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How to find out your State’s revenue downturn benchmark to access Covid-19 support


Since the pandemic’s arrival, many Australian states have faced the ongoing challenge of shifting lockdowns. And, as a result, several new support packages have been announced to help the millions

No doors open, no takeaway revenue: what next for gyms? Why the right vaccination incentive could help


Unlike many other industries, such as hospitality and retail, who have been able to adapt to ‘take away only’ or online e-commerce sales, the Australian fitness sector, which has been

Jim’s Pool Care cancels national conference: how the business is handling lockdowns


Jim’s Pool Care has cancelled its national conference, due to be held on the Gold Coast at the end of August, coinciding with the pool and spa SPLASH trade show.

4-tier system revealed for mandatory vaccinations at work


The Fair Work Ombudsman has adopted a new four-tiered approach for mandatory vaccines in Australian workplaces, and moved away from its earlier advice that employers are “overwhelmingly” unable to introduce mandatory vaccinations

60% of franchisors plan to encourage staff vaccinations


Australian franchisors are getting on board the vaccination train in the fight against Covid-19, with 60 per cent of franchise systems surveyed planning to or actively encouraging staff to get

Should you introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations at work?


Should you insist employees are vaccinated? Can franchisors require franchisees to make a Covid-19 jab the path to employment? The news that manufacturer SPC has taken the step of making

12 KFC staff test Covid positive at Sydney drive-thru


A KFC drive-thru outlet in western Sydney has had 12 staff test positive for Covid. KFC Punchbowl has been closed for extensive cleaning, and all customers who attended the outlet

Sydney lockdown extends four more weeks, business support package announced


Sydney’s lockdown will continue for at least another four weeks, according to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, as the city’s Covid crisis worsened: hitting 177 cases on Wednesday. Berejiklian said she appreciated

FCA joins peak bodies to set out five-point plan for business survival, calls for National Cabinet support


The Franchise Council of Australia has joined the National Retail Association and the Australian Association of Convenience Stores in outlining a five-point plan to help business survival – and the peak bodies want the

JAX Tyres & Auto extends video vehicle checks to NSW


JAX Tyres & Auto has extended its remote video vehicle checks program to NSW customers following the initiative’s implementation in Melbourne last year. The program was introduced in response to customer concerns over