Greater support needed to protect NSW retail workers from customer abuse

New South Wales retailers are expecting high rates of aggressive and abusive behaviour towards staff to worsen as the...

New South Wales retailers are expecting high rates of aggressive and abusive behaviour towards staff to worsen as the states new freedoms rely on Covid mandates to be enforced in retail stores. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said the safety and wellbeing of staff is under threat as...

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Retailers welcome news on faster international border opening

Australian retailers are getting ready to hang out the open-for-business sign to welcome international travellers after news the Federal...

Australian retailers are getting ready to hang out the open-for-business sign to welcome international travellers after news the Federal Government is likely to lift the ban on overseas flights sooner rather than later. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO Dominique Lamb said NSW retailers were likely to benefit first from the...

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Retailers welcome a sign of Christmas cheer

Retailers today said it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after the New South Wales State Government announced...

Retailers today said it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after the New South Wales State Government announced dates and targets to lift restrictions across the state. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb applauded the State Government’s decision to allow retailers to open their doors to everyone from December 1. Those who...

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Retailers need more from Victorian roadmap in lead up to Christmas

Victorian retail businesses seeking a chance to get back to business in the lead up to their busiest sales...

Victorian retail businesses seeking a chance to get back to business in the lead up to their busiest sales periods have been left disappointed, says peak body, the National Retail Association (NRA). In today’s Roadmap to Recovery, the Victorian Government has taken an exceedingly cautious approach to reopening –...

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Australian snow industry on brink of collapse without specialised government support

Australia’s alpine regions are threatened by 20,000 job losses if the government fails to provide adequate financial support for...

Australia’s alpine regions are threatened by 20,000 job losses if the government fails to provide adequate financial support for the snow industry. The industry, which contributes $2 billion to Australia’s economy, has missed two whole seasons of trade as a result of COVD lockdowns and restrictions, which was on the...

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Retailers welcome NSW reopening roadmap

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the unveiling of the New South Wales reopening roadmap. Under...

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the unveiling of the New South Wales reopening roadmap. Under the proposed reopening plan outlined today by the New South Wales Government, once 70 per cent of the state’s population is fully vaccinated a raft of restrictions will be lifted...

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Retailers back Treasurer’s call for RBA to support small business on debit fees

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has backed calls from Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg urging the RBA...

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has backed calls from Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg urging the RBA to support small business on debit card fees. Today the Federal Treasurer joined a chorus of business leaders to press the RBA to mandate ‘least cost routing’ which would spare small...

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Retail’s best and brightest unveiled at the National Retail Awards 2021

After a second year of unprecedented challenges the National Retail Association (NRA) has unveiled Australian retail’s best and brightest...

After a second year of unprecedented challenges the National Retail Association (NRA) has unveiled Australian retail’s best and brightest across an array of categories at a landmark online awards ceremony. The virtual format, attended by retailers from across the country, included various speakers from across the industry, including Colleen Callander,...

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Retailers say carrot not the stick, best way to encourage vaccinations

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has today reiterated that the best way to encourage more Australians...

Peak industry group the National Retail Association (NRA) has today reiterated that the best way to encourage more Australians to get vaccinated is with a ‘carrot and not a stick’ approach. The retail group strongly agrees that a high vaccination rate is crucial to ending lockdowns, but that more blunt...

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New survey shows overwhelming support for shop trading hour reforms, assurance for independents

A new survey of residents in Metropolitan Adelaide reveals that 75% of Adelaide’s adults believe in extending at...

A new survey of residents in Metropolitan Adelaide reveals that 75% of Adelaide’s adults believe in extending at least some permitted retail hours and 61% want a referendum on the matter. South Australians confirm their support for independent retailers, with 90% indicating that they would either continue to,...

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NSW leasing code a welcome relief to struggling businesses

Peak industry bodies the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) have welcomed the decision...

Peak industry bodies the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) have welcomed the decision by the New South Wales Government to provide urgent tenancy relief to struggling businesses. Late yesterday the state government answered the call of both the NRA and FCA and agreed to...

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ACT retailers urge clarity following snap lockdown

Peak retail group the National Retail Association (NRA) has urged the ACT Government to clarify what constitutes ‘essential businesses’...

Peak retail group the National Retail Association (NRA) has urged the ACT Government to clarify what constitutes ‘essential businesses’ following the nation’s capital being plunged into a snap seven-day lockdown. Under the announcement made today, only a limited number of retail businesses that have been deemed ‘essential’ are able to...

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Industry groups call for return of NSW tenancy relief to save businesses

Peak industry bodies the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) have joined forces to...

Peak industry bodies the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) have joined forces to call for urgent tenancy relief for businesses being crippled by the prolonged New South Wales lockdown. With many NSW small businesses and retailers at breaking point, both the NRA and FCA...

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QLD retailers welcome cash relief for COVID-crippled businesses

Peak retail group the National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland Government that it will...

Peak retail group the National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland Government that it will provide further relief to businesses crippled by COVID. The suite of measures announced today includes initiatives such as extending the $5,000 one-off payments state-wide, deferred payroll tax payments for eligible businesses,...

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Three largest cities in lockdown, time to roll up sleeves for small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging Australians to roll up their sleeves for small businesses and get vaccinated,...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging Australians to roll up their sleeves for small businesses and get vaccinated, declaring it the only way to end sudden lockdowns. This afternoon the Victorian Government announced a week-long round of restrictions, meaning Australia’s three largest cities are now in lockdown. NRA CEO Dominique...

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Retailers despair at constant COVID contradictions from the Qld Govt

Peak retail group the National Retail Association has lashed the constantly changing and contradictory directions from the Queensland Government,...

Peak retail group the National Retail Association has lashed the constantly changing and contradictory directions from the Queensland Government, after consumers were today urged not to shop online. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb also slammed the advice available to employers on the Queensland Health website, which was different to...

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