SafeCity Network Brisbane: Crime Alert – Spike in Youth Chroming

(Chroming: The act of inhaling household chemicals and other volatile substances to get high)  GOLD COAST: As reported by the Gold Coast...

(Chroming: The act of inhaling household chemicals and other volatile substances to get high)  GOLD COAST: As reported by the Gold Coast Bulletin today, the local community is at breaking point as Surfers Paradise MP, John-Paul Langbroek, reports an unprecedented number of youth chroming, drug-use, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.  Langbroek reports that youths are...

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Top Tips from Santa Claus’ HR Department

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Christmas holiday period is a vital time of the year for...

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Christmas holiday period is a vital time of the year for many retailers, with many patiently waiting for the expected uptick in sales. This busy period of the year can bring with it many problems for employers to grapple with before...

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Bushfire-affected primary producers, small business and not-for-profit organisations receive financial assistance

JOINT STATEMENT Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Minister for Agricultural...

JOINT STATEMENT Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries The Honourable Mark Furner Disaster assistance has been activated for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by the unprecedented bushfires in the Southern Downs Regional Council...

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Message from the CEO: 17 September 2019

A lot has been made of the recent ABS retail figures for July. There’s no denying that the results...

A lot has been made of the recent ABS retail figures for July. There’s no denying that the results – which included a drop in turnover of 0.1 per cent – were underwhelming to say the least. On top of this, the fact that the Federal Government’s tax cuts came...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 16 September 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances Make-up Hair...

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Mental health and discrimination

De-mystifying discrimination and mental health  By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The last major study into mental health in Australia...

De-mystifying discrimination and mental health  By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The last major study into mental health in Australia by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that 15% of Australians had experienced an affective disorder like depression, while 26.3% have experienced an anxiety disorder. The increasing awareness of mental health...

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Message from the CEO: 10 September 2019

The National Retail Association prides itself on being the voice of modern retail. We’re fortunate to have a membership which...

The National Retail Association prides itself on being the voice of modern retail. We’re fortunate to have a membership which spans all-sized businesses, from the biggest retailers to the smallest, that is also keeping pace with the rapidly changing face of retail across a wide range of issues. It was therefore...

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Innovation, creativity and leadership

Innovation, creativity and leadership helping retail survive and thrive AUSTRALIA’S best retailers are using technical innovation, creativity and leadership to...

Innovation, creativity and leadership helping retail survive and thrive AUSTRALIA’S best retailers are using technical innovation, creativity and leadership to survive tough times in the stores, the National Retail Association’s annual awards event in Sydney tonight has highlighted. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the array of finalists in tonight’s 2019 National...

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Message from the CEO: 3 September 2019

The National Retail Association is the voice of modern Australian retail, and this week we celebrate the very best...

The National Retail Association is the voice of modern Australian retail, and this week we celebrate the very best in our industry as we host Australia’s most modern and innovative retailers at our 2019 National Retail Awards. Today the biggest struggle for retail business owners or managers is enticing and...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 30 August 2019

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers over the past few weeks, as relayed across the NRA SafeCity Network. Thank you to all of the retailers reporting these crimes and trends. The more we all report, the more we all know. Products being targeted Fragrances (Perfume) Men’s...

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Peak industry associations join forces in bank take down

Five of Australia’s leading retail industry associations have called on banks to be more proactive in educating their business...

Five of Australia’s leading retail industry associations have called on banks to be more proactive in educating their business customers on least-cost routing and making it easier to access the huge savings to be achieved by it. COSBOA, the Australian Retailers Association, National Retail Association, Master Grocers Australia and the...

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HR Game Changer!

If you are a human resources (HR) professional, manager or business owner than you cannot miss the NRA’s HR...

If you are a human resources (HR) professional, manager or business owner than you cannot miss the NRA’s HR Academy conference to be held on Tuesday, 3 September 2019. HR Academy is a one-day event, gathering together leaders from business, government, industry associations, top tier professional services firms, and cutting-edge tech...

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Message from the CEO: 27 August 2019

At the National Retail Association we are always looking for ways to ensure that our members are as informed...

At the National Retail Association we are always looking for ways to ensure that our members are as informed as possible on any matter relating to retail. Whether it be legal advice, training or assisting on legislative changes such as plastic bag bans, we’re always looking to provide services...

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Ombudsman successful in significantly increasing directors’ penalties

By Lucy Harper and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In the current enforcement climate, it is valuable to note a recent...

By Lucy Harper and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In the current enforcement climate, it is valuable to note a recent case in which the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) was successful in obtaining an increase of fines on appeal to almost five times the initial order, for an underpaying company director. In...

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NRA visits Victoria for plastic bag ban

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get...

Free support for Gippsland | Latrobe businesses preparing for Victoria plastic bag ban Local businesses are being urged to get prepared ahead of the state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags which is due to commence from November this year. This new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers regardless...

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New Code of Practice levels the playing field for NSW retailers.

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Last week’s announcement by NSW Minister for Finance and Small...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Last week’s announcement by NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope of a new voluntary Code of Practice for the NSW retail sector promises greater transparency, certainty and fairness for tenants and shopping centre landlords. The new Code of...

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