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Payment times improve in December, but lag over 2020

The Payment Times Report Act aims to address the issue of delayed payments impacting the cashflow and financial buoyancy of smaller suppliers.

UberEats riders protest unsafe, unfair working conditions at parliament

UberEats drivers are agitating for change after the TWU released data suggesting delivery drivers were paid half the minimum wage.

Tommy Hilfiger to spotlight social entrepreneurs trying to fix fashion

The Tommy Hilfiger challenge programme strives to support BIPOC entrepreneurs working to create a more inclusive fashion space.

Online shopping slowed ascent in September as regional restrictions eased

Online retail growth in September was largely led by take-away food and department stores, although the rate of growth is slowing as lockdowns ease.

Bunnings commits to 100 per cent renewable power by 2025

Greenpeace has welcomed the decision by Bunnings to adopt 100 per cent renewable energy by 20205, stating it will cut emissions by 257,000 tonnes.

More Aussies to shop online this holiday season

According to research four in ten Aussies will shop online to purchase holiday gifts this year, and a similar number will prioritise local brands.

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September sees bump in administrations as reality sinks in

Some businesses that have been reliant on government support are starting to accept the reality of their situation by going into administration.

AuMake launching social marketplace for Australian brands

AuMake will help Australian brands to connect with Asian influencers and their social networks, allowing access to new customers in the region.

Woolworths commits to help displaced refugees enter the workforce

The Tent Partnership for Refugees program that Woolworths is joining has helped around 30 million people who have been displaced from their homes.

Aussies will continue to favour shopping online “beyond the pandemic”

Social distancing, self isolation, and closure of bricks and mortar stores have all cemented shopping online as the preferred option for many consumer…

Retail workers in danger of slipping through the cracks

If the Victorian lockdown is extended or more states have to follow suit, hundreds of thousands of retail workers could return to being underemployed.

Government launches JobTrainer program to reskill unemployed

The government’s new JobTrainer program will focus on funding or subsidising short courses to give people a step up into a wide range of industries.

Report offers guidance for reporting season during COVID-19

“There has never been a more challenging period in our modern reporting environment given the level of disclosure that is now required and expected.”

What will happen when government wage support ends?

A survey reveals 81 per cent of business leaders want the JobKeeper scheme to be extended in a more cautious and conservative way.


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