Making your trade mark, trademarkable!

By Christine Moody, Brand Audits What’s in a brand name? Brand identity is fast becoming one of the most valuable assets for...

By Christine Moody, Brand Audits What’s in a brand name? Brand identity is fast becoming one of the most valuable assets for a business. Contemporary asset value (for intangible assets such as brands) is now nearly 85% of the market value of S&P 500 companies, according to an annual survey by Ocean...

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“Wage theft” continues to dominate news headlines and government agendas

Wage compliance continues to dominate news headlines in 2019. Retail executives and leadership teams rightly ought to be turning...

Wage compliance continues to dominate news headlines in 2019. Retail executives and leadership teams rightly ought to be turning their mind to the systems that support payroll compliance in their businesses. In this challenging time where wage compliance is not just ‘a nice thing to have’ but an essential...

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Queensland Government invests in more retail training for Queenslanders

The Queensland Government is committed to growing the number of apprentices and trainees across the state to ensure Queensland...

The Queensland Government is committed to growing the number of apprentices and trainees across the state to ensure Queensland has the skilled workers it needs for the future. Acting Minister for Training and Skills Development, Mark Ryan said four organisations will share in $495,000 to promote the exciting opportunities an...

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Lending a Helping Hand

The recent Townsville floods have hit local retailers hard and many are only just now figuring out what the...

The recent Townsville floods have hit local retailers hard and many are only just now figuring out what the next steps for their business will be. The Queensland Government has established a Small Business Recovery Centre and Community Recovery Hub in Townsville to provide financial assistance and support services...

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Message from the CEO – 19 February 2019

You will recall late last year that the NRA was quite vocal regarding the issue of double-dipping, whereby casual...

You will recall late last year that the NRA was quite vocal regarding the issue of double-dipping, whereby casual employees can be entitled to back pay for entitlements such as annual leave and redundancy payments. The issue burst onto the scene late last year following a Federal Court ruling...

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Pre-Fair Work agreement doesn’t avoid Fair Work obligations

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal January was not a good month for Merivale. The hospitality group, helmed by...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal January was not a good month for Merivale. The hospitality group, helmed by Justin Hemmes, saw its WorkChoices-era collective agreement terminated in a decision of the Fair Work Commission on 21 January 2019. After operating under this agreement since 2007, the business now...

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Retailers urge Labor pollies to abandon shopping trolley policy

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today urged the NSW Labor Opposition to re-think its policy announcement on abandoned...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today urged the NSW Labor Opposition to re-think its policy announcement on abandoned shopping trolleys. Over the weekend Opposition Leader Michael Daley announced that a Labor Government would empower councils to impound abandoned trolleys within three hours while massively increasing financial penalties. NRA Manager of...

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