https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/solomon-lew-pulls-out-big-guns-in-stand-off-with-retail-landlords-20200326-p54e7t.html "Billionaire retailer Solomon Lew has taken the law into his own hands in his fight with large retail landlords. He is refusing to pay rent on the 1250 retail stores owned by his Premier Investments for at least a month, as it shutters all shops from Thursday. "Lew is neither waiting for the government to close down all non-essential retail nor holding his breath for landlords to offer rent concessions but pursuing a scorched earth approach instead, with 9000 staff to be stood down. "Premier’s move could prompt an avalanche, if other large retailers, which for the past couple of weeks kept their doors open despite the near-absence of shoppers, follow suit. "Large shopping centre landlords could be faced with a conga line of retail chains following Lew’s lead."