Retailers welcome national tenancy framework

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the national tenancy framework announced by the Prime Minister, saying it strikes...

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the national tenancy framework announced by the Prime Minister, saying it strikes a sensible balance between the interests of tenants and landlords and would maximise the chances of small business survival. Under the framework, businesses suffering a major downturn will be eligible to...

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Australian Government rolls out app for coronavirus

In response to the pandemic and the volume of questions from the public, the Australian Government has rolled out...

In response to the pandemic and the volume of questions from the public, the Australian Government has rolled out an official app for immediate download.  The Coronavirus app is available on the App Store and Google Play for free. In a time where there are opinions about the virus everywhere,...

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WA Containers for Change Scheme Delayed

Western Australia’s Containers for Change Scheme was a government initiative designed to improve recycling rates, provide jobs for the...

Western Australia’s Containers for Change Scheme was a government initiative designed to improve recycling rates, provide jobs for the community and present charities with an opportunity to fundraise. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scheme’s launch date has been postponed. Containers for Change was originally due to start on...

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Message from the CEO: 7 April 2020

These are truly extraordinary times. The worst health pandemic in 100 years, governments across the world being forced to...

These are truly extraordinary times. The worst health pandemic in 100 years, governments across the world being forced to implement stringent community lockdowns and many people feeling more anxious than at any other time in their lives. A key issue directly affecting the retail sector at present is the issue...

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Handling customer flow during a pandemic and over Easter break

Coronavirus has changed the way customers shop and how retail businesses operate. Many shops have closed their doors but...

Coronavirus has changed the way customers shop and how retail businesses operate. Many shops have closed their doors but essential services, like supermarkets, have the challenge of staying open and ensuring the safety of visiting customers. Social distancing measures are in place but are now evolving closer to Easter...

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4 exclusive training sessions on eCommerce Digital Marketing Best Practices

  eCommerce marketing today has become so complex for many small business owners. Whether they...

  eCommerce marketing today has become so complex for many small business owners. Whether they are hacking an organic social content strategy, Facebook advertising or paying a number of part-time dis-jointed marketing resources to run SEO and email marketing, they are constantly questioning: is this...

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February retail figures a false dawn

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that while today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has said that while today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for February 2020 are good, they represent a false dawn considering the economic turmoil that has occurred since March. Retail turnover for the second month of 2020 rose by 0.5 per cent,...

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Message from the CEO: 31 March 2020

Covid-19 is proving to be a once-in-one-hundred-year crisis. I don’t need to tell any of you of the adverse...

Covid-19 is proving to be a once-in-one-hundred-year crisis. I don’t need to tell any of you of the adverse economic effects it is inflicting on Australia as lockdown measures continue to tighten. With the attention of all governments entirely focused on stopping the spread of this virus and mitigating...

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Retail Leasing: Response to National Cabinet Principles

On 29 March, the Prime Minister announced a “common set of principles” in relation to commercial leasing. The parties...

On 29 March, the Prime Minister announced a “common set of principles” in relation to commercial leasing. The parties to this document understand that states and territories will implement these principles as they see fit, including through possible retail lease legislation. In this regard, the parties to...

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10-Point Retail Recovery Plan to save thousands of businesses and jobs

The National Retail Association has today released a 10-Point Retail Recovery Plan, designed to save thousands of businesses and...

The National Retail Association has today released a 10-Point Retail Recovery Plan, designed to save thousands of businesses and jobs. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb urged Federal and State Governments to adopt the entire plan, saying it would get businesses up and operating again as soon as it was...

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Stop the Wage Review: Now is not the time to drive up employment costs

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today called for the annual wage review to be deferred, saying now was...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today called for the annual wage review to be deferred, saying now was not the time to be thinking about increasing the cost of employing people. At a time where businesses are laying off thousands of workers nationwide, NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb...

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NRA applauds NSW 24-hour supermarket trading, urges other states to follow

The National Retail Association (NRA) has applauded the move by the New South Wales Government to provide supermarkets with the opportunity to trade...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has applauded the move by the New South Wales Government to provide supermarkets with the opportunity to trade 24-hours a day, seven days a week and urged other states to follow suit. Overnight Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes announced an immediate lifting of restrictions on what hours...

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NSW government given authority to ban evictions in “particular circumstances”

The National Cabinet has given the New South Wales government the power to ban evictions in “particular circumstances”. Prime...

The National Cabinet has given the New South Wales government the power to ban evictions in “particular circumstances”. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said he expects the ban period to be six months, which is the current predict for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. Last night in state parliament an...

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Federal coronavirus support legislation passed through Parliament

The Federal Parliament has rushed through $84 billion in financial support for workers, students and businesses affected by the...

The Federal Parliament has rushed through $84 billion in financial support for workers, students and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, before wrapping up for a five-month-long break. The legislation supports both the first coronavirus economic stimulus package, worth $17.6 billion, and the $66 billion in direct financial support announced in...

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Payroll tax a good start, but more required to support small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today acknowledged payroll tax relief as a good start, but urged the state...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today acknowledged payroll tax relief as a good start, but urged the state government to provide further assistance to help struggling small business. NRA CEO Dominque Lamb said that the package contained some worthwhile measures, but any second-round stimulus package from the state government...

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The essential guide to redundancy during COVID-19

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The unprecedented disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) has left many employers considering...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The unprecedented disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) has left many employers considering their immediate options to reduce expenditure over the coming weeks and months. In most cases, substantial cost-savings may be able to be achieved by consulting with employees about reducing their hours...

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