SafeCity Network Brisbane: Crime Alert – Spike in Youth Chroming

(Chroming: The act of inhaling household chemicals and other volatile substances to get high)  GOLD COAST: As reported by the Gold Coast...

(Chroming: The act of inhaling household chemicals and other volatile substances to get high)  GOLD COAST: As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin today, the local community is at breaking point as Surfers Paradise MP, John-Paul Langbroek, reports an unprecedented number of youth chroming, drug-use, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.  Langbroek reports that youths are...

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Bushfire-affected primary producers, small business and not-for-profit organisations receive financial assistance

JOINT STATEMENT Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Minister for Agricultural...

JOINT STATEMENT Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries The Honourable Mark Furner Disaster assistance has been activated for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by the unprecedented bushfires in the Southern Downs Regional Council...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 16 September 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances Make-up Hair...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 30 August 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances (Perfume) Men’s...

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Peak industry associations join forces in bank take down

Five of Australia’s leading retail industry associations have called on banks to be more proactive in educating their business...

Five of Australia’s leading retail industry associations have called on banks to be more proactive in educating their business customers on least-cost routing and making it easier to access the huge savings to be achieved by it. COSBOA, the Australian Retailers Association, National Retail Association, Master Grocers Australia and the...

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NRA visits Victoria for plastic bag ban

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get...

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags which is due to commence from November this year. This new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers regardless...

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New Code of Practice levels the playing field for NSW retailers.

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Last week’s announcement by NSW Minister for Finance and Small...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Last week’s announcement by NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope of a new voluntary Code of Practice for the NSW retail sector promises greater transparency, certainty and fairness for tenants and shopping centre landlords. The new Code of...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 16 August 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances (Perfume) Alcoholic...

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Retail industry comes together to tackle customer abuse

Today the NRA will join the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) at the SDA’s second National Customer Abuse & Violence...

Today the NRA will join the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) at the SDA’s second National Customer Abuse & Violence Industry Roundtable. Major employers, industry peak bodies, NGOs and government organisations will join the Roundtable to discuss how Australia can stop this widespread abuse on retail and fast food workers. A panel...

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The South Australian single – use plastic ban

South Australia is leading the way to introduce the first state-wide ban on single-use plastics in Australia. Receiving 3,500...

South Australia is leading the way to introduce the first state-wide ban on single-use plastics in Australia. Receiving 3,500 responses to the Turning the Tide discussion paper, an overwhelming majority were in favour of government taking the lead to increase measures to address a range of single-use plastic products...

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WA’s new container deposit scheme to launch in June 2020

Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch...

Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch on Tuesday June 2, 2020 following the WA Day long weekend. From June 2, 2020, Western Australians will be able to return and recycle their eligible containers at any Containers for...

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NSW Container Deposit Scheme Refund Mark

With the end of the two-year Return and Earn transition period looming, the National Retail Association encourages businesses to...

With the end of the two-year Return and Earn transition period looming, the National Retail Association encourages businesses to ensure they’re on track to make any necessary changes to eligible cans, labels and barcodes by 1 December 2019. Under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (Container Deposit Scheme) Regulation...

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Online marketplace held liable for unsafe product

Australian retailers are held to some of the highest standards  of product safety, and they invest substantial resources in...

Australian retailers are held to some of the highest standards  of product safety, and they invest substantial resources in making sure their products are safe. However Australian consumers can unknowingly buy unsafe products from global online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. The National Retail Association Technical Standards Committee has found numerous...

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02/07/19 Victoria’s e-waste ban now in effect

E-waste – or electronic waste – is growing three times faster than the rate of standard municipal waste. It...

E-waste – or electronic waste – is growing three times faster than the rate of standard municipal waste. It contains many potentially hazardous and valuable materials, which don‘t belong in landfill. In an effort to help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government has banned all...

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19/06/19 Victorian Govt announces VIC bag ban deadline

The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister for Solar Homes Media release: Victorian Government Wednesday 19 June Lightweight, single-use...

The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister for Solar Homes Media release: Victorian Government Wednesday 19 June Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across Victoria from 1 November this year, under new legislation introduced to parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said...

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Victorian bag ban due to come into effect in November

Victorian businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags including...

Victorian businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags including compostable, degradable and biodegradable plastics, which is due to commence from November this year. By the end of this year, all Australian states and territories, except New South Wales, will have...

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