Businesses continue to be impacted by staff shortages due to Covid isolations, with 48% saying the situation has gotten worse over the past month, while 33% say there’s been no change
A majority of businesses (78%) want close contact isolation requirements to be scrapped for people who are testing negative and showing no symptoms of Covid; and
There’s strong support for mask rules to be nationally consistent, with 68% wanting the states and territories to be aligned.
One in four Australians say they will celebrate Halloween this year, with spending forecast to reach $430 million according to research from Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with Roy Morgan. In this first annual survey of Halloween intentions, Australians say they will celebrate in a variety of ways, including