New mandatory safety standard for non-refillable helium cylinders – what you need to know

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services the Hon. Stephen Jones MP has introduced a new mandatory safety...

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services the Hon. Stephen Jones MP has introduced a new mandatory safety standard for non-refillable helium cylinders. The new safety standard seeks to reduce harm from deliberate misuse. The Consumer Goods (Non-refillable Helium Cylinders) Safety Standard comes into effect on 16 April 2023. What the industry needs...

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Meet Colin, your new face of NRA membership.

The National Retail Association is excited to welcome our new National Relationships Manager, Colin Fruk, to our team. Colin will...

The National Retail Association is excited to welcome our new National Relationships Manager, Colin Fruk, to our team. Colin will be leading and nurturing all relationships with our members and partners, and focussing on delivering an even higher level of service and attention within our valued network. Colin Fruk is an...

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Stay safe and connected in times of natural disaster and emergencies – nbn

Sunday 23 October 2022 - Australians are experiencing more extreme and frequent weather events including bushfires, cyclones, drought, and...

Sunday 23 October 2022 - Australians are experiencing more extreme and frequent weather events including bushfires, cyclones, drought, and flooding. As flooding events unfold in eastern and southern Australian states, nbn is urging communities to prepare for a potential loss of nbn services during an emergency event and test their...

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Australia’s best retailers unveiled at 2022 National Retail Awards

The National Retail Association (NRA) unveiled Australia’s most exceptional retailers across all levels and categories of the industry at...

The National Retail Association (NRA) unveiled Australia’s most exceptional retailers across all levels and categories of the industry at its National Retail Awards held last Friday. Coming together for the first time since 2019, retailers across the country gathered at the Gold Coast for a gala event to celebrate the...

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NMI releases compliance plan to boost industry confidence in trade measurement

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) undertakes major yearly compliance programs across industry sectors to make sure systems, such as...

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) undertakes major yearly compliance programs across industry sectors to make sure systems, such as shop scales, fuel dispensers, and utility meters, are reliable and deliver fair measure. The program aims to ensure that measuring instruments are fit-for-purpose, measurements are made correctly and representations about measurements...

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eInvoicing – the new way to invoice

eInvoicing explained eInvoicing is the new, easy and secure way to send and receive invoices between buyers’ and suppliers’ software....

eInvoicing explained eInvoicing is the new, easy and secure way to send and receive invoices between buyers’ and suppliers’ software. It is different to sending PDF invoices in your software or by email. Using eInvoicing is like using a mobile phone service. Once you select a provider and get connected to...

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Message from the CEO | 5 July 2022

It’s a sombre start to the new financial year, as Sydney faces yet another week of lashing rain and...

It’s a sombre start to the new financial year, as Sydney faces yet another week of lashing rain and floods. It is mind-boggling to think that the last flood event was only three months ago. It is our deepest hope that after today the rain will ease and those...

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Queensland cafe and cosmetic industry surge despite inflation concerns

Natasha Innes & Dan Petrie, The Courier Mail, 28 June 2022 No matter how high the cost of living gets, experts...

Natasha Innes & Dan Petrie, The Courier Mail, 28 June 2022 No matter how high the cost of living gets, experts say consumers won’t let go of these two luxury items. Could they save us from a recession? Queensland retailers are hoping a surge in spending at cafes and on cosmetics in...

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Message from the CEO | 28 June 2022

Today I am writing to you from Melbourne, where I am attending an Industry Committee meeting on the Casual...

Today I am writing to you from Melbourne, where I am attending an Industry Committee meeting on the Casual Mall Licensing Code. Last year the Code was extended for an additional ten years, meaning that businesses can occupy pop-up stores in shopping centres to either increase their footprint during...

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Expanded polystyrene phased out nationally

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) - in multiple applications such as foodware, loose fill and moulded packaging - will be phased...

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) - in multiple applications such as foodware, loose fill and moulded packaging - will be phased out over the next few years across Australia. This landmark sustainability initiative was recently announced in the National Plastics Plan released by the Australian Government. The Department of Agriculture, Water and...

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How data can help build a more efficient supply chain

Supply chains can sometimes be unpredictable and labour intensive. Yet, for businesses that harness data to create an adaptive...

Supply chains can sometimes be unpredictable and labour intensive. Yet, for businesses that harness data to create an adaptive and agile supply chain, it can quickly become a powerful differentiator and lend a competitive advantage. Data-driven technology that provides an end-to-end overview of supply chain performance was once seen as...

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Ban on animal testing in new cosmetic ingredients explained

The National Retail Association, in partnership with the Australian Government, has developed and launched a nationwide education program to...

The National Retail Association, in partnership with the Australian Government, has developed and launched a nationwide education program to increase understanding of the ban on animal testing in new cosmetic ingredients which came into effect July 2020. The NRA's program includes: a dedicated website explaining the ban downloadable factsheets and...

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Receive up to $10,400 over a year for each new employee

Eligible employers could receive payments of up to $10,400 over a year for each eligible additional employee they hire...

Eligible employers could receive payments of up to $10,400 over a year for each eligible additional employee they hire as part of the Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme. Young people have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19. The JobMaker Hiring Credit is giving businesses and young people impacted by COVID-19 a...

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Digital Champions: Leafe’s Gifts and Crafts

Creating a modern digital business in a small country town has it challenges as the owners of Leafe’s Gifts...

Creating a modern digital business in a small country town has it challenges as the owners of Leafe’s Gifts and Crafts, Peter and Dylan have discovered.   The business sells gifts such as soap, candles, incense and aromatherapy online and at weekend markets in Dubbo and Wellington. Many of their older...

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New guides to keep workplaces mentally healthy

2020 has been challenging for all Australians. Across this great southern land, bushfires, floods and in particular, the global COVID-19...

2020 has been challenging for all Australians. Across this great southern land, bushfires, floods and in particular, the global COVID-19 pandemic has had an undoubtable impact on each and every one of us. One area in particular is the retail sector. COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on...

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