NRA launches National Sustainability Committee

The NRA will launch the National Retail Association Sustainability Committee in February this year to bring together sustainability experts...

The NRA will launch the National Retail Association Sustainability Committee in February this year to bring together sustainability experts from across the retail industry to share, discuss and advance developments impacting our environment and consumer opinion. The NRA has a long history of offering retailers an opportunity to come together...

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Message from the CEO – 15 January 2019

I hope the New Year's dust has settled and you're starting to get back into the swing of things....

I hope the New Year's dust has settled and you're starting to get back into the swing of things. I wanted to let you know about an exciting event called Retail Week, which is less than two months away! It runs from Monday February 25 right through until Friday...

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Queensland Training Awards open for nomination

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honorable Shannon Fentiman Queensland’s training...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honorable Shannon Fentiman Queensland’s training industry high achievers are being urged to nominate for the state’s most prestigious training awards. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman announced nominations for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards...

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Top Five Tips to Get Your Lease in Shape this year

For retailers, January is a great time to assess where things are at after the crazy Christmas and New...

For retailers, January is a great time to assess where things are at after the crazy Christmas and New Year sales period and do some planning for the year ahead. Here’s our list of the top five things you need to do to make sure your retail lease is...

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Court fires warning shots at non-compliant employers

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal For a long time now – since the Fair Work Ombudsman first...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal For a long time now – since the Fair Work Ombudsman first started prosecuting employers under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) – it has generally been understood that accidental or inadvertent non-compliance with employment laws will be punished much less severely...

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Strong retail sales for November according to ABS

The National Retail Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Australian retail recorded strong sales in November 2018, according...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Australian retail recorded strong sales in November 2018, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade report released today. The increase in turnover of 0.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted) means that the sales for the Christmas trade period...

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Judge not: Commission confirms criminal history is no silver bullet for employers

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal For many retail businesses, criminal history checks make a lot of sense....

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal For many retail businesses, criminal history checks make a lot of sense. With responsibilities such as handling cash, dealing with members of the public, and working with young people, retailers are required to place a significant amount of trust and confidence in...

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Message from the CEO – 8 January 2019

Welcome to 2019! As you would have all experienced yourselves, Christmas 2018 was another busy and successful one for retail. Both...

Welcome to 2019! As you would have all experienced yourselves, Christmas 2018 was another busy and successful one for retail. Both the Christmas trade period and Boxing Day saw record sales figures as shoppers flocked to stores across the country. This was most welcome considering that 2018 had been a relatively...

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NEWSFLASH – Australia Day 2019 Public Holiday

In response to questions from retailers, the public holiday to be observed in respect of Australia Day this year...

In response to questions from retailers, the public holiday to be observed in respect of Australia Day this year falls on Monday, 28 January 2019 across all States and Territories. Public holiday penalty rates are not required to be paid for Saturday, 26 January 2019 but must be paid for...

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January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag

January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag The National Retail Association (NRA) has today issued...

January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag The National Retail Association (NRA) has today issued an urgent reminder to shoppers and retailers across Western Australia that January 1 marks the beginning to the state’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag. From January 1, 2019...

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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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Mismanagement, misconduct, and misconception – five myths of dismissing employees

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The dismissal of an employee is possibly the single most commonly-litigated dispute...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The dismissal of an employee is possibly the single most commonly-litigated dispute between employers and employees. This is hardly surprising, given that dismissal is the most significant action an employer can take with respect to an employee (except, perhaps, hiring them in...

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What’s your top question for Consumers?

Written by Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis, Retail Doctor Group One of the first things I ask retailers when looking at their retail...

Written by Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis, Retail Doctor Group One of the first things I ask retailers when looking at their retail strategy is just how well do they actually know their consumers?  What I can tell you from experience is that not only do they not know them well; the opportunities...

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Message from the CEO – 18 December 2018

The Australian retail sector has now well and truly turned into the final strait before Santa rides his sleigh...

The Australian retail sector has now well and truly turned into the final strait before Santa rides his sleigh into town and the NRA is forecasting it to be a sales bonanza. As revealed last week, the NRA is predicting Australians to splurge over $17.8 billion in the 10 days...

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Retailers urged to be vigilant against shoplifting raids by the Christmas Grinch

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging retailers to be vigilant when it comes to shoplifting raids from thieving...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is urging retailers to be vigilant when it comes to shoplifting raids from thieving customers acting as a Christmas Grinch during the festive season. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said the busy Christmas period leaves retailers vulnerable to shoplifters and that it was...

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Aussies set to splash the cash during 10-day Christmas countdown

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today forecast Aussie shoppers to splash over $17 billion dollars in the final...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today forecast Aussie shoppers to splash over $17 billion dollars in the final ten days before Christmas. Retailers across the country are busily preparing themselves as Australians finalise last minute Christmas shopping and stock up on festive food for Christmas Day celebrations. NRA CEO Dominique...

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