The National Retail Association are currently involved in a wide range of industry projects. From sustainability to workplace relations, we are the peak industry body that frequently works with government on all levels to roll out campaigns for retailers.
Health and wellbeing of Australian retail workers
Australia is currently facing a concerning increase in preventable chronic diseases and mental health issues. Retail workers represent a significant proportion of Australians impacted. Urgent change is needed to improve the health and wellbeing of 1.5 million Australaian workers.
Ready and Able
While the majority of Australian retail businesses are open to hiring people with a disability, a much lower percentage are currently employing someone with a disability. Find out how to make your workplace inclusive.
COVID-19 resources for retailers
The one-stop-shop for Australian retailers seeking information, resources, factsheets and more during COVID-19. The National Retail Association has compiled all the information retailers need in one convenient location.
Industry Skills Advisor Program
The National Retail Association is working with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) to provide evidence based industry advice on the Retail and Personal Services sectors in Queensland through an Industry Skills Advisor (ISA).
VIC Bag Ban
The Victorian Government engaged the National Retail Association to help retailers’ transition away from lightweight plastic bags. Since March 2019, the National Retail Association has visited over 180 locations engaging over 15,000 retailers to provide assistance and advice on the ban.
WA Bag Ban
The Western Australian Government introduced a ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from 1 July 2018. The National Retail Association has partnered with the Western Australian government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions, and to help retailers manage consumer sentiment to minimise negative impacts on their businesses.
QLD Bag Ban
The Queensland Government implemented a state-wide ban on 1 July 2018. The National Retail Association has partnered with the Queensland Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions, and to help retailers manage consumer sentiment to minimise negative impacts on their businesses.