2019 Federal Election | Coalition holds on to government – outlines changes to Fair Work Act

The Coalition has managed to form a majority government in a fiercely contested election last Saturday. While Labor had spent...

The Coalition has managed to form a majority government in a fiercely contested election last Saturday. While Labor had spent much of its election campaign outlining a near-overhaul to the industrial relations landscape, the Morrison Government’s IR platform was more aligned with the status quo. Here is everything we know about...

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Election 2019 – what is means for businesses and retail

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the...

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the closing days touring marginal seats and pressing home their respective messages. For the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the focus will continue to be on economic management and responsible management of...

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The truth about physical store closures in retail

Written by Brian Walker, Retail Doctor Group We sit so high on the city walls Our tears wash clean the cobblestones It’s not...

Written by Brian Walker, Retail Doctor Group We sit so high on the city walls Our tears wash clean the cobblestones It’s not so much that the thrill is gone Just a cleaner, sweeter, brighter thrill has come along – Bernard Fanning To read the retail headlines, on occasion, in ours and in other countries, is...

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New grants available for Queensland Small Business Week 2019

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman   Small businesses will be encouraged to host events during this year’s Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) held from May 27-31. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced the opening of the new...

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NEWSFLASH – Australia Day 2019 Public Holiday

In response to questions from retailers, the public holiday to be observed in respect of Australia Day this year...

In response to questions from retailers, the public holiday to be observed in respect of Australia Day this year falls on Monday, 28 January 2019 across all States and Territories. Public holiday penalty rates are not required to be paid for Saturday, 26 January 2019 but must be paid for...

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Retail shows positive signs ahead of all-important Christmas trading period

MEDIA RELEASE December 6, 2018   The retail sector has recorded a steady increase in sales during October, as business owners look...

MEDIA RELEASE December 6, 2018   The retail sector has recorded a steady increase in sales during October, as business owners look for signs of strengthening consumer confidence ahead of the vital Christmas trading period. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today reported an increase of 0.3 per cent in total sales nationwide...

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eBay predicts 2018’s Busiest Online Shopping Day

Australia’s number one shopping destination ebay.com.au is forecasting Monday 3 December will see the most Aussies shopping online in...

Australia’s number one shopping destination ebay.com.au is forecasting Monday 3 December will see the most Aussies shopping online in 2018. eBay estimates that more than 2.6-million people will visit ebay.com.au, with 1.8-million of those shopping on mobile devices. Throughout the day there will be 4 gifts purchased every second, with...

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Members overwhelmingly endorse the NRA’s direction and performance

The National Retail Association’s Chairman and Directors have been re-elected unchallenged, in a strong show of faith by members...

The National Retail Association’s Chairman and Directors have been re-elected unchallenged, in a strong show of faith by members in the performance and direction of their association. Chair Mark Brodie, Deputy Chair Ian Winterburn and Directors Kristine Skippington, Geoff Hogg and Tim Schaafsma resumed their positions at today’s annual general...

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The Leasing Department joins Lpc Cresa

This month, our leasing and tenancy partner The Leasing Department joined with one of Australia’s leading tenant-side leasing and...

This month, our leasing and tenancy partner The Leasing Department joined with one of Australia’s leading tenant-side leasing and property advisory businesses Lpc Cresa. The union provides The Leasing Department with an opportunity to expand on the offer and services it has been providing NRA members over the past two...

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Back your backyard – American Express launches Shop Small this November

Returning this November for its sixth year, Shop Small shines the spotlight on the importance of small businesses and...

Returning this November for its sixth year, Shop Small shines the spotlight on the importance of small businesses and encourages Australians to walk through their doors. It reminds people that if they value small businesses and want to see them thrive, they need to support them. American Express has marked...

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WorkPac decision could cripple industries and businesses beyond mining

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced its concern that the recent WorkPac judgement regarding casual employees and...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced its concern that the recent WorkPac judgement regarding casual employees and their entitlements could financially cripple industries beyond the mining sector. The Federal Court recently ruled that a casual truck driver employed by WorkPac was entitled to backpay for entitlements such as...

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Retail continues its slow year following soft sales figures for August

The retail sector has continued its slow year following the release today of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...

The retail sector has continued its slow year following the release today of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report which showed soft sales figures for the month of August. The ABS report shows a small rise in turnover of 0.3 per cent, making it the weakest back-to-back results for...

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Retailers slam Saturday penalty rate slug ahead of Christmas

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to slug Australia’s embattled retailers with a penalty rate rise...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the decision to slug Australia’s embattled retailers with a penalty rate rise on the eve of the Christmas trade period. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled to increase penalty rates by 25% for 350,000 casual retail employees who work on Saturday and...

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Meet our Small Retailer of the Year, Simply for Strings.

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Toby Cumpstay from Simply for Strings, Our Small...

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Toby Cumpstay from Simply for Strings, Our Small Retailer of the Year.      Where did your retail journey begin? I quickly learned how to serve customers in my parents fast-food (kebab) shop when I was only 13 right through...

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Meet our Young Retailer of the Year, Nick Pearce

From the source: Nick Pearce, HoMie by Heather McIlvaine, Inside Retail  Nick Pearce is one third of the founding team behind...

From the source: Nick Pearce, HoMie by Heather McIlvaine, Inside Retail  Nick Pearce is one third of the founding team behind HoMie, a Melbourne-based retail business that uses the profit it generates from selling a range of contemporary streetwear to help people experiencing homelessness. The concept evolved from an anti-child-trafficking fundraising bike ride Pearce took from...

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LUSH issue shows businesses must be alert and proactive on staff entitlements

The National Retail Association has today warned all businesses large and small of the need to be alert and...

The National Retail Association has today warned all businesses large and small of the need to be alert and proactive when dealing with their employees’ pay and entitlements, in the wake of the LUSH Cosmetics Australia issue. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb commended LUSH for the way they had...

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