The National Retail Association (NRA) is Australia’s largest and most representative retail industry organisation, and has been representing the interests of the retail, fast food and broader service sector for almost 100 years. NRA delivers critical information and advice to thousands of businesses nationally, ranging in size from the smallest corner store to the majority of Australia’s major retail chains and franchising groups.
NRA services are delivered by highly trained and well qualified in-house staff who have accumulated decades of industry specific knowledge and experience. Because NRA is a not for profit association it can deliver professional services at a much lower cost than other providers.
1. To receive advice on performance management issues and guidance around termination processes
2. To help you to fully understand your obligations in terms of employee remuneration and conditions of employment
3. To receive guidance and direction around preventative measures that minimise the prospects of workplace harassment, bullying or discriminatory behaviour
4. To receive access to industry forums in areas such as industrial relations, employment and training, loss prevention, workplace safety, technical standards and consumer law, and tenancy and leasing
5. To receive accurate and up to date information on allowable retail shop trading hours
6. To receive advice and guidance around enterprise bargaining and whether business efficiencies can be achieved through the implementation of enterprise agreements
7. To help you to understand your obligations under the Australian Consumer Law and to receive advice on how to respond when the regulator issues breach notices or foreshadows other action
8. To inform you on your rights as a tenant, and to receive practical advice around lease renewals and how lease renegotiations should be approached
9. To represent your interests when governments foreshadow an intention to introduce new legislation which will increase the cost of doing business or make it much more difficult for your business to operate efficiently
10. To help you to unite with other retailers and employers to ensure all levels of government understand the challenges facing business and respond accordingly
NRA has made a Pre-Budget Submission to the Commonwealth Treasurer Wayne Swan on the low value threshold for the GST on online imports. Click here to view NRA’s submission
NRA has commissioned two Reports by Ernst & Young on the consequences of our tax and customs regime, which currently puts our own local businesses (whether online or bricks & mortar) at a disadvantage when competing against foreign online competitors.
The first Report shows that up to 33,400 Australian retail jobs are at risk if the Commonwealth does not level the playing field for our local retailers. Click here to download the first report
The second Report shows that a failure to eliminate the Low Value Threshold will cost the states over 2.4 billion dollars in GST revenue over the next three years. Click here to download the second report
For enquiries regarding this issue please contact CEO Trevor Evans via email
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