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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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