Unnecessary high transaction fees hurting retailers and consumers

The National Retail Association is calling for action to cease unnecessarily high debit card transaction fees being passed on...

The National Retail Association is calling for action to cease unnecessarily high debit card transaction fees being passed on to consumers. In light of the Reserve Bank releasing the Retail Payment data for June, Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said measures to remove unnecessary high fees for small businesses and their...

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Retailers call for greater sexual harassment prevention resourcing

Peak industry body the National Retail Association has said the industry needs greater resourcing and consistent legislation to prevent...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association has said the industry needs greater resourcing and consistent legislation to prevent sexual harassment towards retail staff. A review by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission revealed some businesses are inadequately positioned to uphold the state’s unique laws that make sexual...

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Avoid common errors on your taxable payments annual report (TPAR) 

eInvoicing streamlines the exchange and processing of invoices, with invoices automatically appearing in your software. It removes the need...

eInvoicing streamlines the exchange and processing of invoices, with invoices automatically appearing in your software. It removes the need for manual entry, reduces errors, limits missing and incorrect information and eliminates lost invoices. eInvoicing can save time and money for you and your clients by automating the invoicing process via...

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The question of friendship in workplace investigations

by Steve Bennett, Manager, Forensic Services at BDO Australia   What is a friend? Many of us think we know the...

by Steve Bennett, Manager, Forensic Services at BDO Australia   What is a friend? Many of us think we know the answer, but when it comes to workplace investigations, the definition of who or what a friend is when considering conflicts of interest is not so straight forward. Government and corporate conflict...

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Why an infection control course should be your top priority

Written by Rebecca Goulter While the global pandemic has obviously placed infection prevention and control training top of mind for...

Written by Rebecca Goulter While the global pandemic has obviously placed infection prevention and control training top of mind for many Australian businesses, a hygienic workplace is an issue that employers should consider at all times. In 2019, Australia had the worst flu season on record with 310,000 cases nationwide....

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Canadian nutrition labelling developments and implications for Australia

Health Canada has unveiled a new mandatory front-of-package nutrition label featuring a magnifying glass, designed to highlight foods high in saturated...

Health Canada has unveiled a new mandatory front-of-package nutrition label featuring a magnifying glass, designed to highlight foods high in saturated fats, sugars and/or sodium. The food industry will be given until 1 January 2026 to make these packaging changes. The delayed enforcement date is meant to reduce immediate compliance costs and...

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Australian retail sales figures reveal challenging period ahead

Australian retail turnover has continued to grow through June, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing a 0.2 per...

Australian retail turnover has continued to grow through June, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing a 0.2 per cent increase for the month marking the industry’s sixth consecutive month of growth. National Retail Association Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said the slight increase was expected as the nation continues to...

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Retailers welcome workers’ right to paid domestic violence leave

Retailers have welcomed the Albanese Government’s Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave legislation, introduced to parliament today. National Retail Association...

Retailers have welcomed the Albanese Government’s Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave legislation, introduced to parliament today. National Retail Association Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said as the country’s second largest employing sector, particularly of women and casual workers who are disproportionately affected by family and domestic violence, the move to...

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1.5 billion containers saved from landfill in WA

Since its launch in October 2020, the Western Australian Containers for Change has reached a major recycling milestone –...

Since its launch in October 2020, the Western Australian Containers for Change has reached a major recycling milestone – saving 1.5 billion 10c containers from landfill. Western Australians should be applauded for returning eligible containers to one of the 256 refund points across the state. Western Australia is now recycling 64...

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eInvoicing – the new way to invoice

eInvoicing explained eInvoicing is the new, easy and secure way to send and receive invoices between buyers’ and suppliers’ software....

eInvoicing explained eInvoicing is the new, easy and secure way to send and receive invoices between buyers’ and suppliers’ software. It is different to sending PDF invoices in your software or by email. Using eInvoicing is like using a mobile phone service. Once you select a provider and get connected to...

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Significant super changes now in place from 1 July

Lisa Judge, Active Super Head of Financial Planning Significant changes to super came into effect on 1 July 2022 that...

Lisa Judge, Active Super Head of Financial Planning Significant changes to super came into effect on 1 July 2022 that are of particular interest to part-time employees and those just starting out in their career, as well as to those nearing retirement. Many of the implemented changes were announced in...

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Retailers at the forefront of reducing waste and protecting the environment

Peak retail lobby group the National Retail Association has thrown its support behind the Federal Government’s calls to “put...

Peak retail lobby group the National Retail Association has thrown its support behind the Federal Government’s calls to “put progress before perfection” when it comes to improving the environment. After more than five years working alongside various state and territory governments on reducing plastic waste, the NRA understands the importance...

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Pandemic payments reinstated as winter cases continue to climb

As cases of Covid-19 continue to climb throughout winter, the Government has announced that the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...

As cases of Covid-19 continue to climb throughout winter, the Government has announced that the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment will be reinstated till 30 September 2022. Ackowledging the risks associated with more infectious new variants through the winter period, the payment ensures that employees unable to work owing to isolation...

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National Retail Awards – want to enter but don’t know where to start?

Winning a retail award is an invitation for people to connect with you and will create new opportunities for...

Winning a retail award is an invitation for people to connect with you and will create new opportunities for you and your business - however, the entry process might feel daunting at first. To help out, we have put together our tips for entry when entering the National Retail Awards!   Start now,...

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Rising prices and return to work lift consumer spending in June, but higher interest rates already making impact

CommBank Household Spending Intentions Index tracks the impact of higher prices and interest rate increases, with declines in entertainment,...

CommBank Household Spending Intentions Index tracks the impact of higher prices and interest rate increases, with declines in entertainment, home buying and retail spending Consumer spending measured by the CommBank Household Spending Intentions Index rose by a modest 0.9 per cent in June to 117.3, while there was clear evidence of weaker...

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New generation of leadership for the NRA

The Board of the National Retail Association has unanimously elected Tim Schaafsma as the organisation’s new Chair, following the...

The Board of the National Retail Association has unanimously elected Tim Schaafsma as the organisation’s new Chair, following the retirement of our long-standing leader Mark Brodie.  Tim is a co-founder of a Sydney-based food retailing business, as well as being the Chair of the Australian Bedding Stewardship Council. Previously,...

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