Message from the CEO: 20 August 2019

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, recently handed down a comprehensive review into the Small...

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, recently handed down a comprehensive review into the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code. As most of you would know only too well, the current Code is complex, onerous and in certain parts is highly ambiguous. This can make it an...

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Christmas Retail Ready

NRA teams up with HELP Enterprises to boost retail Christmas jobs The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a...

NRA teams up with HELP Enterprises to boost retail Christmas jobs The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced a partnership with HELP Enterprises in a bid to put jobseekers from across South-East Queensland into work this Christmas. Under the partnership, the NRA will act as a matchmaker between retailers offering...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 16 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) Alcoholic...

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NBN Co ramps up education to combat rise in scams

NBN Co to host community events to help prevent scams as part of National Scams Awareness Week NBN Co is...

NBN Co to host community events to help prevent scams as part of National Scams Awareness Week NBN Co is launching an awareness drive across the country as calls to the company’s contact centre about suspected scams reach in excess of 9,500 enquiries for the past quarter, at an average...

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Message from the CEO: 13 August 2019

Members, Your association has been supporting the Australian retail sector for close to 100 years. Over that time, the nature...

Members, Your association has been supporting the Australian retail sector for close to 100 years. Over that time, the nature of our industry has changed dramatically, and the association has adapted to meet the changing demands on you and your businesses. One thing has not changed in that time, however,...

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Defective workplace investigations

Fair Work Commission losing patience over defective workplace investigations By Lucy Harper and Calum Woods, NRA Legal The line between employees’...

Fair Work Commission losing patience over defective workplace investigations By Lucy Harper and Calum Woods, NRA Legal The line between employees’ work and personal lives is becoming increasingly fine. While in some cases conduct at office Christmas parties or sending offensive messages to colleagues on Instagram can have a sufficient connection...

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NRA concludes merger discussions with the Australian Retailers Association

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today advised the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) it cannot proceed with a proposed...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today advised the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) it cannot proceed with a proposed merger due to concerns that the voices of small and medium-sized retailers would be lost in the new organisation. After negotiating in good faith with the ARA for nine months, the...

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Meet our Finalists: Young Retailer of the Year

Our Meet our Finalist series continues with a look at our twenty Young Retailer of the Year entrants. An extremely...

Our Meet our Finalist series continues with a look at our twenty Young Retailer of the Year entrants. An extremely high calibre of young retailers, store managers, assistant managers and more fight for the title this year.

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Meet our Finalists: Franchisee of the Year

Our Meet our Finalist series begins with a look at our three Franchisee of the Year entrants. Crust Mt Lawley,...

Our Meet our Finalist series begins with a look at our three Franchisee of the Year entrants. Crust Mt Lawley, Brumby's Bakery Bulimba, and Michel's Patisserie Toronto fight for the title this year.

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Retailers back changes to Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The National Retail Association (NRA) has voiced its support for proposed changes to the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has voiced its support for proposed changes to the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code unveiled today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the current Code is complex, difficult to understand and highly ambiguous in parts. “Small...

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Message from the CEO: 6 August 2019

Mark Twain once famously said that ‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’. And so it proved last Friday...

Mark Twain once famously said that ‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’. And so it proved last Friday when, just hours after some had been declaring that there was a ‘retail recession’, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) sales figures for June saw a healthy spike in turnover...

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Drinks after work: from legless to jobless

When getting legless can lead to being jobless: lessons learned from after-work drinks By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA...

When getting legless can lead to being jobless: lessons learned from after-work drinks By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Employers and employees are starting to realise that grabbing some casual drinks after work could leave them with bigger consequences than just a hangover. In the recent decision, the Full...

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Retailers concerned over QLD Christmas Eve public holiday announcement

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced concern over moves to make Christmas Eve a part-day Public Holiday...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced concern over moves to make Christmas Eve a part-day Public Holiday in Queensland. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the announcement is in contrast to a recommendation in the Mickel Report into trading hours and would come with a raft of unintended consequences. “This...

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Retail industry comes together to tackle customer abuse

Today the NRA will join the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) at the SDA’s second National Customer Abuse & Violence...

Today the NRA will join the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) at the SDA’s second National Customer Abuse & Violence Industry Roundtable. Major employers, industry peak bodies, NGOs and government organisations will join the Roundtable to discuss how Australia can stop this widespread abuse on retail and fast food workers. A panel...

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Workplace bullying costs business

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Since its introduction in 2013, the Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying jurisdiction has...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Since its introduction in 2013, the Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying jurisdiction has attracted its fair share of commentary. Of the 700 anti-bullying applications filed last year, a total of 53 proceeded to a formal hearing, and of those only 8 resulted in an...

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Message from the CEO: 30 July 2019

Running a retail business is filled with plenty of challenges – managing a roster, ensuring there’s enough money at...

Running a retail business is filled with plenty of challenges – managing a roster, ensuring there’s enough money at the end of each pay cycle to pay everyone (including yourself), and navigating the ups and downs of the economy, just to name a few. However, there is one challenge...

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