Button batteries: Tiny batteries, big danger

The ACCC have issued a media release advising households of the dangers of button batteries, following the tragic death...

The ACCC have issued a media release advising households of the dangers of button batteries, following the tragic death of yet another child in late July. The ACCC advises consumers that there are a number of ways to prevent this from happening including: Check before you buy Secure button batteries ...

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NRA pushes for dedicated taskforce after police topple retail crime syndicate seizing baby formula, vitamins and more

New South Wales Police have arrested a 53-year-old man at a shopping centre carpark in Auburn today as part...

New South Wales Police have arrested a 53-year-old man at a shopping centre carpark in Auburn today as part of an investigation into an organised retail theft syndicate operating across Sydney. Police raided a home in Greystanes and a secondary storage facility in Homebush where another 40-year-old man was arrested....

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SafeCity Network: Brisbane CBD retailers alarming reports of youth chroming, assaults and harassment

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

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers of the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association's SafeCity Network. Retailers in Brisbane should be aware of an alarming trend of youths shoplifting Rexona aerosol cans for chroming purposes (the act of inhaling household...

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Common sense prevails as retailers welcome senate inquiry into vaping

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Senate to launch an inquiry into nicotine...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Senate to launch an inquiry into nicotine vaping products, claiming it as a win for common sense. Introduced by Government Senators Hollie Hughes and Matt Canavan, the Senate has agreed to establish an inquiry, with the Tobacco Harm...

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Extended supports for Victoria’s commercial tenants and landlords

The Victorian Government has made changes to extend the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme) until the end of this...

The Victorian Government has made changes to extend the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme) until the end of this year. Under these changes, an eligible tenant who is seeking rent relief must apply to their landlord in writing with evidence that they are eligible for the Scheme as soon as possible. This is important as rent relief is only available from the date a tenant...

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Long anticipated WA Containers for Change launches today

The National Retail Association (NRA) is celebrating the launch of the WA Containers for Change scheme today.  The new container deposit scheme...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is celebrating the launch of the WA Containers for Change scheme today.  The new container deposit scheme aims to reduce litter, improve recycling rates and the create new business and employment opportunities across the state. In Western Australia, easily recyclable beverage containers, such as glass, aluminum and plastic, account for 44 per cent of all...

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Hope for regional retailers with funding available for agricultural show day organisers after COVID-19 cancellations

Agricultural shows and field days are an important fixture for the local economy, attracting millions of visitors to our...

Agricultural shows and field days are an important fixture for the local economy, attracting millions of visitors to our regions every year, increasing expenditure, supporting jobs and fostering community pride. Unfortunately, many of these agricultural shows and field days were cancelled because of COVID-19 and local retailers were unable to...

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Two years on and industry is excelling in adopting the Australasian Recycling Label

A recent independent national audit by the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) found that after only two years, 23%...

A recent independent national audit by the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) found that after only two years, 23% of products on supermarket shelves contained the ARL. The National Retail Association commends industry for their ongoing efforts to implement the ARL program and celebrates these tremendous results. Brooke Donnelly, CEO,...

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Battery Stewardship Scheme Info Sessions

They are an essential component that we use to power many types of devices, but what happens to batteries...

They are an essential component that we use to power many types of devices, but what happens to batteries after they are no longer useful? According to the Battery Stewardship Council, Australian’s reliance on batteries has increased to the point where a projected 186,000 tonnes of lithium waste will end...

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Retailers support SA plastics ban but more time and support needed

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more...

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more time and support is needed to help businesses to prepare and comply. South Australia is the first state to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, stirrers as well as...

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Retail industry fast adopting Australasian Recycling Label

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has released the results of an independent national audit of packaging environmental labelling...

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has released the results of an independent national audit of packaging environmental labelling in Australia. The independent audit found that across supermarkets, takeaway outlets, and convenience stores in two capital cities found after only two years in market; 88% of the packaging components sampled...

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No exemptions declared by SA Treasurer for October Labour Day public holiday

Adelaide retailers should be aware that in the absence of any exemption declared by the Treasurer, trading hours for...

Adelaide retailers should be aware that in the absence of any exemption declared by the Treasurer, trading hours for non-exempt shops in South Australia for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday, 5 October 2020 are: Adelaide CBD – 11.00am to 5.00pm Adelaide suburbs & Millicent – CLOSED Country...

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SafeCity Network: Brisbane shopping centre experiencing major increase in crime

Retailers in a major inner-city Brisbane shopping centre are bearing the brunt of a recent community housing initiative moving...

Retailers in a major inner-city Brisbane shopping centre are bearing the brunt of a recent community housing initiative moving vulnerable people from a city residence to accommodation previously used as student housing. We understand that these residents are experiencing hardship and everyone is entitled to, and indeed deserves, safe housing....

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National Retail Association applauds transformative recycling and waste reduction framework

The National Retail Association (NRA) heralds the introduction of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 as a transformative...

The National Retail Association (NRA) heralds the introduction of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 as a transformative leap into a new era of efficient, effective and sustainable waste management. The new framework, spearheaded by Environment Minister Sussan Ley, and Assistant Environment Minister Trevor Evans, will position Australia as...

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Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy Released

The Australian Cyber Security Strategy will invest $1.67 billion over 10 years to achieve the Australian Government’s vision of...

The Australian Cyber Security Strategy will invest $1.67 billion over 10 years to achieve the Australian Government’s vision of creating a more secure online world for Australians, their businesses and the essential services upon which we all depend. While this Strategy is an Australian Government initiative, the government recognises the...

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SafeCity Network: Shoplifting and drug- or alcohol-affected antisocial behaviour becoming the norm?

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards...

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards crime and customer aggression. Precinct A: Retailers believe their close proximity to Centrelink, probation and parole offices, multiple employment agencies and a methadone clinic can be linked to their rampant shoplifting...

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