07 November 2022

Sunday 9am trading commences and Midnight Christmas trading dates confirmed

The Malinauskas Labor Government has today delivered on a key election commitment with the commencement of 9am Sunday shop trading.

Millions of Australians take-up PayID to prevent scams

The Australian Banking Association said today that more than 12.7 million Australians had adopted PayID® as they take preventative action to protect themselves against fraud and scams.

A pay rise for aged care workers

Aged care workers are in line for a much deserved pay rise because of the advocacy of unions, the sector and the Australian Government.

Launch of the Annual Cyber Threat Report

Australians are encouraged to help protect the nation’s cybersecurity future, as the Australian Cyber and Security Centre (ACSC) – a key part of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) - launches its third annual Cyber Threat Report.

Dell Australia in court for allegedly misleading consumers about the cost of add-on monitors

The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Dell Australia Pty Limited (Dell Australia) for allegedly making false or misleading representations regarding the price of monitors that consumers could add on to purchases of Dell computers.

Statement on Monetary Policy – November 2022

Inflation remains high in all major advanced economies except Japan. While pressures from supply chain disruptions and elevated commodity prices have eased, core inflation has not yet shown clear signs of moderating. Services inflation – which tends to be quite persistent – has risen in many economies. Labour markets remain tight, although employment growth has slowed and leading indicators of labour demand have come off a little.

Retail volumes up 0.2 per cent in September Quarter

Australian retail sales volumes rose 0.2 per cent in the September quarter 2022, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Scams Awareness Week 2022: How to spot a scam

Scams Awareness Week, which runs from 7-11 November 2022, is an annual campaign hosted by the ACCC and the Scams Awareness Network, which raises awareness about common scams and offers tips on how people can protect themselves from scammers. For 2022, the Scams Awareness Week 2022 theme is How to spot a scam.

Retailers gear up for a spending frenzy with Black Friday sales forecast to reach $6.2 billion

The Black Friday sales are set to provide retailers with strong results in the lead up to Christmas with research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with Roy Morgan forecasting sales to reach a record $6.2 billion over the four-day Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (Friday 25 November to Monday 28 November 2022).  

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD IMPACTED PRIMARY PRODUCERS IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Primary producers affected by ongoing flooding in New South Wales can apply for recovery grants of up to $25,000 as part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

South Australia announcement provides much needed certainty for phase-out of single-use plastics bans

The largest and most diverse industry body for retail, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), has today welcomed the South Australian Government’s clear guidance for the continued phase-out of single-use plastics across the SA economy.