Shoppers to splurge $50,000 per minute online as Xmas sales go digital

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today unveiled its Christmas sales forecasts, revealing that shoppers are to splurge more...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today unveiled its Christmas sales forecasts, revealing that shoppers are to splurge more than $50,000 per minute in online purchases as part of a $50 billion spend across all retail. The Christmas trade period – encompassing the second-half of November and all of December...

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Energy efficient appliances rebates for retailers

For most retailers, ensuring their appliances are energy efficient is seldom a priority. However, if retailers do set aside the...

For most retailers, ensuring their appliances are energy efficient is seldom a priority. However, if retailers do set aside the time and resources needed to select the right efficient appliances for their business, upgrading can quickly pay off. This may ultimately improve the bottom line, reduce emissions and gain reputational...

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A win for retail training in South Australia

Hon David Pisoni MP Minister for Innovation and Skills Wednesday 23 October 2019 Skilling South Australia to deliver 150 traineeships to support...

Hon David Pisoni MP Minister for Innovation and Skills Wednesday 23 October 2019 Skilling South Australia to deliver 150 traineeships to support Drakes Supermarkets’ workforce On the back of encouraging jobs stats last week, the State Government today announced up to 150 new traineeships with Drakes Supermarkets will be created through the government’s Skilling...

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A property perspective on the new age of retail

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia + New Zealand, Lpc Cresa The e-commerce boom has turned traditional ‘bricks and mortar’...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Australia + New Zealand, Lpc Cresa The e-commerce boom has turned traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ retailing on its head. From ‘bricks and clicks’ in the late 90’s to the rise of Amazon, now the world’s largest retail marketplace, we have all changed the way we...

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Top Tips from Santa Claus’ HR Department

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Christmas holiday period is a vital time of the year for...

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Christmas holiday period is a vital time of the year for many retailers, with many patiently waiting for the expected uptick in sales. This busy period of the year can bring with it many problems for employers to grapple with before...

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Message from the CEO: 27 August 2019

At the National Retail Association we are always looking for ways to ensure that our members are as informed...

At the National Retail Association we are always looking for ways to ensure that our members are as informed as possible on any matter relating to retail. Whether it be legal advice, training or assisting on legislative changes such as plastic bag bans, we’re always looking to provide services...

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NBN Co ramps up education to combat rise in scams

NBN Co to host community events to help prevent scams as part of National Scams Awareness Week NBN Co is...

NBN Co to host community events to help prevent scams as part of National Scams Awareness Week NBN Co is launching an awareness drive across the country as calls to the company’s contact centre about suspected scams reach in excess of 9,500 enquiries for the past quarter, at an average...

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Message from the CEO: 6 August 2019

Mark Twain once famously said that ‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’. And so it proved last Friday...

Mark Twain once famously said that ‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’. And so it proved last Friday when, just hours after some had been declaring that there was a ‘retail recession’, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) sales figures for June saw a healthy spike in turnover...

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Whistleblower protections extended from 1 July

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal From 1 July 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal From 1 July 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2018 came into effect. A response in part to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, this Act amends several key items of legislation to...

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Fair Work Ombudsman concludes investigation into Uber and discontinues Foodora prosecution

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Following a spate of recent announcements by the Fair Work Ombudsman, it...

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Following a spate of recent announcements by the Fair Work Ombudsman, it seems the employment status of workers in the gig economy will continue to avoid the judicial scrutiny that many had sought. On Friday 7 June 2019, the Fair Work Ombudsman announced...

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Media Release: Building a fair, effective and accountable franchising network

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS SENATOR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE 21 June 2019 BUILDING A...

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS SENATOR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE 21 June 2019 BUILDING A FAIR, EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE FRANCHISING NETWORK The Morrison Government has established a Franchising Taskforce to advise on reforms to the sector and build a framework that supports franchisees and franchisors. The Taskforce...

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New year, new rules: What you need to know from July 1 2019

While the new financial year doesn’t call for resolutions, it is an excellent time to check in and ensure...

While the new financial year doesn’t call for resolutions, it is an excellent time to check in and ensure your business is compliant with the myriad of regulatory changes in 2019/20. Increase to the National Minimum Wage and Modern Award rates On 30 May 2019, the Fair Work Commission handed down...

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Tenth anniversary of the Fair Work Act: Casual employment – Then and now

By Alex Millman, NRA Legal As the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) celebrates its tenth year, there is no...

By Alex Millman, NRA Legal As the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) celebrates its tenth year, there is no better time to reflect on how it, and the surrounding industrial relations environment, has changed over time. In part one of this series we discussed how the recent rise of the unregistered...

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Showcase your business at the 2019 National Retail Awards

One of the greatest challenges for any retail business owner or manager is attracting and retaining the best staff. ...

One of the greatest challenges for any retail business owner or manager is attracting and retaining the best staff.  Multiple workplace surveys have shown that simply offering an attractive pay packet is no longer enough. Younger staff in particularly want to work in businesses that recognise and reward their achievements,...

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How to differentiate + protect your retail brand

Created by Christine Moody, Chief Brand Officer, http://BrandAudits.com.au This webinar answers the important questions associated with trade marking and how...

Created by Christine Moody, Chief Brand Officer, http://BrandAudits.com.au This webinar answers the important questions associated with trade marking and how to make your brand stand out. Topics covered include: What is a trademark. Trademark examples  What are the benefits of trademarking your brand and what to avoid Creating a brand that...

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2019 Federal Election | Coalition holds on to government – outlines changes to Fair Work Act

The Coalition has managed to form a majority government in a fiercely contested election last Saturday. While Labor had spent...

The Coalition has managed to form a majority government in a fiercely contested election last Saturday. While Labor had spent much of its election campaign outlining a near-overhaul to the industrial relations landscape, the Morrison Government’s IR platform was more aligned with the status quo. Here is everything we know about...

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