FWC finds the limits to JobKeeper stand downs

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Fair Work Commission has, for the first time in the short...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Fair Work Commission has, for the first time in the short life of the JobKeeper jurisdiction, tested exactly how far a JobKeeper stand down direction can go in reducing an employee’s hours. In a decision handed down earlier this week, Deputy President...

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Message from the CEO: 7 July 2020

It’s a somber start to the week, as the rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases in Victoria has caused Queensland,...

It’s a somber start to the week, as the rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases in Victoria has caused Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT to close their borders to travellers from this state. We have seen the public housing estates go into complete lockdown, and the Premier of...

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What is headless eCommerce

The world of development and digital can sometimes throw terms and phrases at you that instantly pique your interest....

The world of development and digital can sometimes throw terms and phrases at you that instantly pique your interest. Headless eCommerce, or headless in general, is one of those concepts. One would presume that without a head, something is useless and unthinking. But as you will see, headless eCommerce is...

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You can’t stop the surge, but you can stay ahead of it. How to avoid out of stocks in periods of increased demand.

Recent research by Zebra Technologies shows that the pressure for retailers to avoid out of stocks has never been...

Recent research by Zebra Technologies shows that the pressure for retailers to avoid out of stocks has never been higher. In Zebra’s 2020 Global Shopper Study, a remarkable 39 percent of retail shoppers reported leaving a store without purchasing anything. Why? At least one item they wanted or needed was out...

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I am hearing a lot about cyber security in the news but does it really affect me as a SMB?…Read on and you might be surprised how much it does.

Firstly, it’s important to understand what cyber security is The key principles of cyber or Information Security is to protect...

Firstly, it’s important to understand what cyber security is The key principles of cyber or Information Security is to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive or critical data. Do I even have any critical data? Critical data is normally proprietary data, or regulatory data such as customer personal information, healthcare...

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National Retail Association emphasises innovation in retail with Imfree partnership

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a partnership with Imfree, the first ‘PhyGital’ platform that connects local...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a partnership with Imfree, the first ‘PhyGital’ platform that connects local customers to bricks and mortar stores through a simple mobile app. Imfree transforms local area marketing and promotions by giving retailers the ability to easily create and publish specials and promotions...

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Technical Standards Committee Chairperson wins top Standards Australia award

The National Retail Association would like to congratulate our Technical Standards Committee Chairperson, Barbara Geens. Barbara has been awarded...

The National Retail Association would like to congratulate our Technical Standards Committee Chairperson, Barbara Geens. Barbara has been awarded the most prestigious award from Standards Australia, the W.R. Hebblewhite Medal. Standards Awards are presented to those who have made significant contributions to standardisation and demonstrated outstanding service in enabling...

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May retail sales bolstered by lockdown easing, long road to recovery remains

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade report for May has revealed that turnover was bolstered with the...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade report for May has revealed that turnover was bolstered with the easing of lockdown measures across the country. The May report recorded a significant 16.9 per cent increase following the disastrous 17.7 per cent nosedive for April 2020. National Retail Association (NRA) CEO...

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NRA welcomes ACCC announcement regarding rent relief measures

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC announcement proposing to grant authorisation for NRA members to engage...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC announcement proposing to grant authorisation for NRA members to engage in information sharing and, in the case of tenants, collective bargaining with respect to their leases. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the draft determination meant that NRA members are one...

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NRA successfully defends penalty rates decision

The National Retail Association (NRA) has successfully defended the 2017 Penalty Rates Case following an attempt by the unions...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has successfully defended the 2017 Penalty Rates Case following an attempt by the unions to delay the final stage of Sunday penalty rate reductions. Addressing a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission on Monday, counsel for the NRA successfully asserted that a sudden change...

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Why you should make the move to Omnichannel Retail

You may have heard of Omnichannel marketing or retail. It’s a bit of a buzzword right now.  Yet few retailers...

You may have heard of Omnichannel marketing or retail. It’s a bit of a buzzword right now.  Yet few retailers have taken the leap to move to an omnichannel framework, let alone understand the concept and its impact on the bottom line. What is it? You’ve most likely got a multichannel framework...

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Cabinet Meeting announces business recovery NGO, possible eased restrictions

The National Cabinet Meeting on June 26th has brought more initiatives to light that are aimed at small business...

The National Cabinet Meeting on June 26th has brought more initiatives to light that are aimed at small business recovery. There was also talk of easing restrictions in the coming months, helping Australians prepare to go back to work in a COVID-safe environment and getting the economy moving again. The...

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Message from the CEO: 30 June 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is currently considering an application by the SDA to reverse the final reduction to...

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is currently considering an application by the SDA to reverse the final reduction to Sunday penalty rates in the General Retail Industry Award 2010, due to take effect from 1 July 2020 (tomorrow). In addition to making a formal submission to the FWC opposing any...

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Ensuring fairness of COVID-19 stimulus measures

During these difficult times, the ATO’s priority is to help those who have been financially affected by COVID-19 get...

During these difficult times, the ATO’s priority is to help those who have been financially affected by COVID-19 get the payments they need. The ATO knows that most Australians are honest and they will not penalise those who have made genuine mistakes. However, the ATO is committed to ensuring the...

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Domestic violence results in workers compensation payment

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The need for employers to consider the impact of domestic and...

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The need for employers to consider the impact of domestic and family violence on their workforce has been highlighted by the outbreak of COVID-19, with many domestic and family violence support services reporting a spike in cases as a result of...

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Zebra Technologies partners with the National Retail Association

Zebra Technologies and the National Retail Association (NRA) have joined forces in a collaborative partnership to share information and...

Zebra Technologies and the National Retail Association (NRA) have joined forces in a collaborative partnership to share information and promote innovation in the retail sector. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connects people, assets, and data to help businesses make informed...

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