Still not measuring up: sexual harassment survey paints grim picture of Australia workplaces

sexual harassment

By Alex Millman and Victoria Hansen, NRA Legal In June this year, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins launched a dedicated national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace, conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). This Inquiry coincides with the AHRC’s Fourth National Survey into Workplace Sexual Harassment, which has been run every five […]

Message from the Deputy CEO – 16 October 2018

Lindsay Carrol talks young workers

I spotted a sign once that read, “Hire a teenager now, while they still know everything.” When you consider those aged 15 – 24 are the most likely of all groups to face unemployment, and that we’re the most likely of all industries to give them a job, you know how much time and resources […]

How to reach your target audience on Facebook

Facebook target audience

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend Effective marketing relies on placing the right content, in front of the right people, at the right time. This is relevancy. You want to be creating content that is relevant to users. You want to serve it to them at a time that is most relevant for them. Do […]

Meet our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Mary Booth.

mary booth retail exmperience

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Mary Booth Owner of Wine Glass Gallery and winner of our Lifetime Achievement (30+ years of service) award. Where did your retail journey begin? When I was 15 years old my family moved from Country NSW to the Hills District north west of Sydney […]

Message from the Deputy CEO – 9 October 2018

Lindsay Carrol talks young workers

You may be wondering why you’re hearing from me today instead of Dominique? The newest addition to the National Retail Association clan – Dominique’s and husband Tony’s first baby, Wilhelmina – made her grand entrance into the world a little earlier than expected late last week, weighing in at 7lb 7oz and measuring a petite […]

The nightmare before Christmas – new penalty rates from 1 November 2018

new penalty rates

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal From 1 November 2018, retailers will be required to pay a new evening penalty rate to casual employees for work performed after 6:00pm Monday – Friday. In a decision issued 27 September 2018, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) determined that the new penalty rate (which is similar […]

How employing staff with disabilities reaps big benefits.


Having the Conversation: the benefits of employing staff with a disability, shows through case studies how Tasmanian businesses have taken the lead, and never looked back. This video was developed in partnership with the not-for-profit MEGT (Australia) Ltd, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and industry, with funding from the Tasmanian Government. And remember,  the NRA […]

Boost for women in business

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Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Boost for women in business Australia’s largest food and drink incubator is one of 15 small businesses run by women that will benefit from more than $550,000 in Queensland Government grants. Minister for Employment […]

Drive online sales with display

online sales

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend All those business owners looking to increase online sales still here? All new readers, we welcome you. In previous articles, we’ve looked into how, when harnessing the powers of Facebook and Google, simple advertising strategies can be implemented to increase online sales. Now we draw our attention to the […]