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.
Australians are set to splash out $485 million in the name of love this year (up 16.9% on 2022), with date nights and getaways showing a strong resurgence post-pandemic and flowers remaining a cornerstone of Valentine’s Day gift-giving. Research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), in conjunction with Roy Morgan,