AIP Certified Compostable Packaging Online Training Course

The Australian Institute of Packaging will be running a new Certified Compostable Packaging Training Course on the 10 of November...

The Australian Institute of Packaging will be running a new Certified Compostable Packaging Training Course on the 10 of November and all of industry is invited to attend.   How do you select the right package to brand and protect your product, deliver it right through to your consumer, and then...

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Extend appreciation this National Police Remembrance Day

This National Police Remembrance Day, the National Retail Association would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated...

This National Police Remembrance Day, the National Retail Association would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated officers who keep our communities safe and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on duty. We’d like to acknowledge the important role of state and federal...

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All suburban South Australian shops permitted to trade this Labour Day

In a South Australian first, all suburban shops regardless of their size or location will be permitted to open...

In a South Australian first, all suburban shops regardless of their size or location will be permitted to open on the Labour Day public holiday (Monday, 4 October). South Australian Treasurer the Hon. Rob Lucas, MLC, has declared an exemption which gives all non-exempt shops in the Metropolitan shopping District...

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Deadline for Victorians requesting rent relief fast approaching

To ease the pressure on Victoria’s small and medium-sized businesses during the lockdown, the Victorian Government reintroduced the Commercial...

To ease the pressure on Victoria’s small and medium-sized businesses during the lockdown, the Victorian Government reintroduced the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million that have experienced a fall in turnover of more...

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Have your say on the recent changes to the Youth Justice Act 1992

As an important stakeholder to the Youth Justice Reforms Review, the National Retail Association is calling all Queensland residents...

As an important stakeholder to the Youth Justice Reforms Review, the National Retail Association is calling all Queensland residents to participate in a survey or interview to express your views about whether recent legislative changes are on track to achieving Queensland Government objectives to tackle serious and repeat offending...

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Sustainable Packaging Guidelines: Advanced Training Course

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a new Advanced Training Course on the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines...

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a new Advanced Training Course on the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines on 12 October 2021 and all of industry is invited to attend. NRA members receive a discounted rate. This course is designed to assist companies integrate the 10 Principles of the...

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Final straw for single-use plastics in Queensland

The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today...

The sunshine state has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, with the latest ban taking effect today as part of efforts to stop waste from ending up in local waterways, beaches and landfill. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ban would help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20 per...

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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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World-leading program preventing banned single-use plastic items going to landfill in Queensland

The National Retail Association is proud to announce that it has partnered with The Great Plastic Rescue to help...

The National Retail Association is proud to announce that it has partnered with The Great Plastic Rescue to help retailers avoid disposing of excess stock into landfill. From Wednesday 1 September 2021, the Queensland Single-Use Plastics Items Ban will be in effect. With retailers to cease supplying single use plastic straws,...

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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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Protein Sizzles – the plant-based protein debate

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor    In the wake of growing consumer interest and acceptance of plant-based...

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor    In the wake of growing consumer interest and acceptance of plant-based proteins, the Australian Senate recently launched an Inquiry into the definitions of meat and other animal products, to ensure that Australian producers of animal-based proteins are not being unfairly affected...

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Set yourself apart – become a Drone Safety Advocate

The Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is encouraging drone retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to apply and become...

The Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is encouraging drone retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to apply and become a Drone Safety Advocate, as part of its Know Your Drone safety education campaign. CASA research indicates that an estimated 1.8 million people already own a drone and 1.6 million people intend to purchase...

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WA fast-tracked plastics ban – what you need to know

The McGowan Labor Government has fast-tracked its Plan for Plastics by four years with single-use plastic bowls, cups, plates,...

The McGowan Labor Government has fast-tracked its Plan for Plastics by four years with single-use plastic bowls, cups, plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws, expanded polystyrene food containers, thick plastic bags and helium balloon releases to be phased out by the end of the year. The new timeframe will see Western Australia's...

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Have Your Say: Furniture product safety

The issue Sadly, there have been at least 27 deaths in Australia from toppling furniture and televisions since 2000. Most...

The issue Sadly, there have been at least 27 deaths in Australia from toppling furniture and televisions since 2000. Most deaths involved the toppling of storage furniture such as chests of drawers, televisions, and the furniture that televisions are placed on. While many Australian retailers have been proactive in improving safety...

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Everything you need to know: The new Food & Beverages Advertising Code

The new Food and Beverages Advertising Code (the Code) has been adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers...

The new Food and Beverages Advertising Code (the Code) has been adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) as part of advertising and marketing self-regulation and applies to all media, both traditional and digital. The Code is effective from 1 November 2021 and applies to any advertising medium...

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QLD businesses prepare for single-use plastic items ban

Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) joined Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Jess Pugh MP at Mt Ommaney shopping...

Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) joined Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Jess Pugh MP at Mt Ommaney shopping centre to remind businesses and community that the QLD single-use plastic items ban is just over a month away. The NRA says Queensland businesses are doing their bit to tackle plastic...

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