February retail figures a false dawn

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that while today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that while today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for February 2020 are good, they represent a false dawn considering the economic turmoil that has occurred since March. Retail turnover for the second month of 2020 rose by 0.5 per cent,...

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10-Point Retail Recovery Plan to save thousands of businesses and jobs

The National Retail Association has today released a 10-Point Retail Recovery Plan, designed to save thousands of businesses and...

The National Retail Association has today released a 10-Point Retail Recovery Plan, designed to save thousands of businesses and jobs. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb urged Federal and State Governments to adopt the entire plan, saying it would get businesses up and operating again as soon as it was...

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Stop the Wage Review: Now is not the time to drive up employment costs

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today called for the annual wage review to be deferred, saying now was...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today called for the annual wage review to be deferred, saying now was not the time to be thinking about increasing the cost of employing people. At a time where businesses are laying off thousands of workers nationwide, NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb...

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NRA applauds NSW 24-hour supermarket trading, urges other states to follow

The National Retail Association (NRA) has applauded the move by the New South Wales Government to provide supermarkets with the opportunity to trade...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has applauded the move by the New South Wales Government to provide supermarkets with the opportunity to trade 24-hours a day, seven days a week and urged other states to follow suit. Overnight Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes announced an immediate lifting of restrictions on what hours...

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Federal coronavirus support legislation passed through Parliament

The Federal Parliament has rushed through $84 billion in financial support for workers, students and businesses affected by the...

The Federal Parliament has rushed through $84 billion in financial support for workers, students and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, before wrapping up for a five-month-long break. The legislation supports both the first coronavirus economic stimulus package, worth $17.6 billion, and the $66 billion in direct financial support announced in...

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Payroll tax a good start, but more required to support small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today acknowledged payroll tax relief as a good start, but urged the state...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today acknowledged payroll tax relief as a good start, but urged the state government to provide further assistance to help struggling small business. NRA CEO Dominque Lamb said that the package contained some worthwhile measures, but any second-round stimulus package from the state government...

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Respect Our Retail Workers

It is important that everyone remains calm and appreciates the essential service retail workers are providing the community during...

It is important that everyone remains calm and appreciates the essential service retail workers are providing the community during this difficult period. The reports of abuse and violence directed at retail workers is unacceptable – no one ever deserves to be abused at work and in times like this...

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Retailers slam VIC wage theft laws that will hurt small business in time of crisis

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the Victorian State Government for ramming through bad laws during a time...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has slammed the Victorian State Government for ramming through bad laws during a time of national crisis. On Thursday, it was revealed that State Attorney-General Jill Hennessy would seek to legislate the Wage Theft Bill 2020, despite federal legislation already being in place, strong opposition...

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Retailers welcome Queensland Government trading hours relaxation

The National Retail Association today endorsed the Queensland Government’s “common sense” approach to trading hours, saying the decision would...

The National Retail Association today endorsed the Queensland Government’s “common sense” approach to trading hours, saying the decision would allow retailers to best support vulnerable people. CEO Dominique Lamb said Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace had foreshadowed a legislative change to allow supermarkets outside south east Queensland to open from...

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Retailers back QLD LNP payroll tax relief for struggling business

The National Retail Association has today thrown its support behind the Queensland LNP’s proposal to provide instant payroll tax...

The National Retail Association has today thrown its support behind the Queensland LNP’s proposal to provide instant payroll tax relief for thousands of struggling retailers. Earlier today the State Opposition announced a policy to immediately lift the payroll tax threshold from $1.3 million to $6.5 million for at least six...

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Retailers welcome Government stimulus to buffer economy

The National Retail Association has welcomed the stimulus package announced today by the Federal Government to buffer the economy...

The National Retail Association has welcomed the stimulus package announced today by the Federal Government to buffer the economy as the Coronavirus outbreak escalates. Overnight the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Coronavirus a pandemic, leading to concerns that both the Australian and worldwide economy will take a hit. NRA CEO...

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Retailers endorse NSW plastic reduction initiative

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today fully endorsed the announcement by the New South Wales Government to seek...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today fully endorsed the announcement by the New South Wales Government to seek input on the future of plastic within the state. Earlier today Premier Gladys Berejeklian and Environment Minister Matt Kean unveiled the NSW Plastics Plan discussion paper Cleaning Up Our Act: Redirecting...

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Australia’s catastrophic events disrupt the retail sector

Retailers have felt the brunt of Australia’s summer of disaster, with sales figures taking a major hit in January...

Retailers have felt the brunt of Australia’s summer of disaster, with sales figures taking a major hit in January due to the devastating bushfires, the National Retail Association said today.   According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms.  This follows...

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Retailers welcome Coronavirus payroll tax relief

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide payroll tax relief...

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide payroll tax relief to businesses impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Under the measure, small and medium businesses throughout Queensland with a wage bill up to $6.5 million may be eligible to defer their payroll...

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Brisbane small businesses to expect $6.6 million fee cuts if LNP re-elected on March 28

In a media release sent out Wednesday, 26 February, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner unveiled plans to assist the...

In a media release sent out Wednesday, 26 February, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner unveiled plans to assist the faltering small business sector should the LNP administration be re-elected this March.   Under this administration,  Brisbane would see the following investments in small business: Slash payment terms for small businesses supplying...

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Retailers get behind Victoria bottle deposit scheme

The National Retail Association has today thrown its support behind Victoria’s new bottle deposit scheme, saying it will help...

The National Retail Association has today thrown its support behind Victoria’s new bottle deposit scheme, saying it will help create a more uniform national environment. CEO Dominique Lamb said the scheme announced by the State Government would help reduce the number of bottles finding their way into creeks and rivers,...

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