NRA committees and industry engagement activities ensure that NRA’s policies accurately mirror the views of its members. NRA conducts committees in the following areas:

THE NRA CONDUCTS COMMITTEES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Loss Prevention Committee

Bringing loss prevention developments to the forefront of industry

The NRA’s Loss Prevention Committee is a group of loss prevention, profit and security specialists who come together from many of Australia’s retail businesses to discuss the challenges around retail crime, loss prevention and law enforcement.

The Committee is an important forum in addressing serious retail crime rather than petty theft, including prevention, training, solutions, collaboration with the authorities and mitigating the consequences.

It communicates regularly, on behalf of the retail industry, with government decision-makers and agencies, including the state Police forces, the State and Federal Attorneys-General and other enforcement agencies.

Committee meetings are held several times a year in Sydney and Brisbane.

Joining this group provides a perfect opportunity for retail loss specialists and managers to:

  • Keep up to date with changes, trends and ideas in the innovation and technology space,
    and trial new initiatives.
  • Collaborate and learn from your peers in the retail industry and thought leaders on current issues and potential solutions.
  • Engage in dialogue to provide your thoughts to generate discussions between the retail
    sector and government regulators about the issues concerning your business and help shape the change or development of retail policy.
  • Network and develop relationships with other marketing professionals and specialists in your field of expertise.

Latest updates:

Oct 14 2016: NSW: New portal for reporting retail crime

Technical Standards Committee

Driving industry best practice in product safety and compliance

The NRA’s Technical Standards Committee is a group of quality assurance and product compliance specialists who come together from many of Australia’s retail businesses to discuss the challenges of product safety and compliance. The Committee is an important forum for the development of retail industry policy.

It communicates regularly, on behalf of the industry, with government decision-makers and agencies, including Standards Australia,
the ACCC, offices of Fair Trading and Consumer Affairs, the National Measurement Institute and others, conveying the issues and concerns of the retail sector.

Committee meetings are held twice yearly in Sydney and Melbourne with regular updates provided to members between meetings. The current chair is Barbara Geens (Officeworks).

Joining this group provides a perfect opportunity for product and compliance specialists and managers to:

  • Keep up to date with changes in the technical standards applying to your products
  • Learn from your peers in other Australian retail chains and stores about problems and solutions
  • Contribute to and formulate national policy and standards as a Standards Australia nominating committee
  • Engage in the dialogue between the retail sector and government and regulators about the issues concerning your business
  • Attend presentations on topical issues from guest speakers from industry, regulators and suppliers
  • Network with other product safety professionals and specialists in your field of expertise

Latest updates

April 2017: Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention – Best Practice Guide [created by members of the NRA Technical Standards Committee]

April 2015: Children’s Apparel & Accessories Product Safety Guidelines [created by members of the NRA Technical Standards Committee]

Work Health & Safety Committee

We would like thank all of our members that have contributed their time and efforts to get the NRA WH&S Committee off the ground. Chaired by Keith Govias, National WH&S Manager for Harris Scarfe, the Committee, comprises of WH&S professionals from large corporations, SME and WH&S consultants and has already implemented a set of goals and is working towards meeting key achievement dates.

The Committee is currently working on three core projects, namely, industry benchmarking through data collection, standardised safety through design for retail establishments and resources and information for SME’s.

We ask all interested WH&S professionals to join the Committee and participate in the core projects.

For those interested, please contact the NRA by email or phone 1800 RETAIL (1800 738 245).

Trading Hours Committee

The NRA Trading Hours Committee is a group of regulatory compliance specialists who come together from many of Australia’s major retailers to discuss the regulations and policy regarding trading hours and public holidays.

The Committee is an important forum for contributing to retail industry policy. The Committee communicates regularly with government, conveying the issues and concerns of the retail sector.

Interested in trading hours initiatives and projects? Contact David Stout on 0409 926 066 or d.stout@nra.net.au.

Latest updates:

Queensland Trading Hours Update Oct 2016

 

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