Senate to undertake national “wage theft” inquiry – Don’t be a case study!

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal With “wage theft” being a hot topic politically, Parliaments around Australia have...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal With “wage theft” being a hot topic politically, Parliaments around Australia have undertaken inquiries into the matter at a State level since 2018. Following inquiries into “wage theft” in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, the Federal Opposition has established a similar inquiry...

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Message from the CEO: 19 November 2019

I’d like to start my column this week by expressing my condolences to all those affected by the bushfires...

I’d like to start my column this week by expressing my condolences to all those affected by the bushfires that have ravaged numerous parts of the country. There is never a good time to experience the devastating impact of a natural disaster, but with just over a month until Christmas...

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Energy efficient appliances rebates for retailers

For most retailers, ensuring their appliances are energy efficient is seldom a priority. However, if retailers do set aside the...

For most retailers, ensuring their appliances are energy efficient is seldom a priority. However, if retailers do set aside the time and resources needed to select the right efficient appliances for their business, upgrading can quickly pay off. This may ultimately improve the bottom line, reduce emissions and gain reputational...

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Natural disasters – Top 3 tips to limit losses and re-open for trade.

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating fires...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating fires in New South Wales and Queensland which continue to threaten homes, businesses and possibly more lives this week as well as those affected by the severe storm event north of...

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Affected by bushfire? A guide to managing your employees during a natural disaster

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal With many Queensland and New South Wales residents displaced from homes...

By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal With many Queensland and New South Wales residents displaced from homes due to large-scale bushfires and wide swathes of the country on high fire alert, many employers are contending with the impact these natural disasters may have on their business and...

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SafeCity Network Brisbane – Crime Bulletin 12 November 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 National Retail Association 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 Guess...

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Message from the CEO: 12 November 2019

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover...

Last week’s ABS retail figures demonstrated that retail is still yet to awaken from its slow sales slumber. Although turnover across the sector rose by 0.2 per cent for September, it was still below what the NRA and many commentators were predicting. While it’s certainly too early to say that...

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Retailers welcome SA Boxing Day trade

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing Day trade in Adelaide suburbs claiming it will lead to a sales bonanza. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said that the announcement was a boon for retailers across suburban...

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Retailers ready themselves for another blockbuster Christmas bonanza

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops...

Christmas is the biggest period on the Australian retail calendar. Throughout November and December, Aussies flock to the shops to purchase presents, fresh food and other goods for the festive season. It is also a vital time of year for retailers across the nation. A bumper Christmas harvest not only...

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Remembrance Day – Advice for Retailers

The National Retail Association encourages retailers to observe the one-minute’s silence on Remembrance Day on the 11th of November...

The National Retail Association encourages retailers to observe the one-minute’s silence on Remembrance Day on the 11th of November at 11.00am to pay tribute to those who have served during times of war and armed conflict. Advice for retailers and shopping centres Retailers within shopping centres and stores with the capacity...

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Retailers ready to consult with government on plastic policy

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today declared that it is ready to consult with the Queensland Government on...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today declared that it is ready to consult with the Queensland Government on proposed reforms to single-use plastic laws. Earlier today Queensland Environment Minister Leanne Enoch announced that the Government would look to introduce legislation to scrap items such as plastic straws, cutlery and...

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Chargeback fraud on the rise following changes to merchant rules

By Alexander Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Members of the National Retail Association (NRA) are experiencing an increase in...

By Alexander Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Members of the National Retail Association (NRA) are experiencing an increase in chargeback fraud following changes to the transaction disputation rules of major card providers. In 2018, both Visa and MasterCard changed their transaction disputation rules to make the process of challenging a...

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Circular economy explained – 3 day masterclass

"Circular economy" - it's a term that we're all hearing at the moment - from state-wide bag bans to...

"Circular economy" - it's a term that we're all hearing at the moment - from state-wide bag bans to discussions about stewardship and responsibility at a senior management level. The circular economy is an economic, performance-based model which is viewed globally as a new competitive imperative creating cost savings, reducing...

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Small and medium businesses benefitting from greater connectivity

 THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2019 Small and medium businesses benefitting...

 THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2019 Small and medium businesses benefitting from greater connectivity Greater access to fast broadband delivered by the National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivering a boost to Australian small to medium businesses, according to new research released...

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Message from the CEO: 5 November 2019

Compliance with industrial relations laws in Australia can be highly complicated, but it’s something which all businesses need to...

Compliance with industrial relations laws in Australia can be highly complicated, but it’s something which all businesses need to understand. Wage compliance is a topic that has dominated headlines over the last 18 months. Businesses ranging from restaurant chains, to cosmetic stores and even the Australian Broadcasting Channel (ABC) have been found...

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Michels Patisserie Toronto: 2019 Franchisee of the Year

The 2019 National Retail Awards were the highlight of our September, gathering the creme de la creme of retail...

The 2019 National Retail Awards were the highlight of our September, gathering the creme de la creme of retail together to celebrate the industry and achievements. Thirteen categories highlighted the excellent work from different areas of retail. Today we put the spotlight on our Franchisees of the Year, Anne Li...

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