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Message from NRA Chairman, Tim Schaafsma This Friday, our long-serving CEO Dominique Lamb will finish her tenure at the NRA. ...

Message from NRA Chairman, Tim Schaafsma This Friday, our long-serving CEO Dominique Lamb will finish her tenure at the NRA.  As I mentioned in my communication to members last week, Dominique has been the CEO of the organisation for seven years, and was the Director of NRA Legal for two...

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Retailers urged to offer on-the-spot interviews to fill the staff shortages ahead of Christmas

Sending through your expressions of interest through an online job board may become a thing of the past in...

Sending through your expressions of interest through an online job board may become a thing of the past in the retail industry as Australia is seeing one of its tightest jobs markets in nearly 50 years With the unemployment rate at a record low of 3.5%, dozens of retailers are...

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Victorian Government helps SMEs close gender pay gap

The National Retail Association welcomes the Victorian Government’s release of educational resources to help SMEs better understand how they...

The National Retail Association welcomes the Victorian Government’s release of educational resources to help SMEs better understand how they can close the gender pay gap. The materials developed by Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) give the state the opportunity to create large-scale change from the ground up. The...

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NMI releases compliance plan to boost industry confidence in trade measurement

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) undertakes major yearly compliance programs across industry sectors to make sure systems, such as...

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) undertakes major yearly compliance programs across industry sectors to make sure systems, such as shop scales, fuel dispensers, and utility meters, are reliable and deliver fair measure. The program aims to ensure that measuring instruments are fit-for-purpose, measurements are made correctly and representations about measurements...

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Retailers welcome harsher penalties for worker abuse

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the South Australian government’s move to implement tougher penalties...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the South Australian government’s move to implement tougher penalties for people who abuse retail workers, coming into effect today. Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said the NRA supports all efforts to tackle the abuse of retail workers. “South Australia’s decision to inflict...

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High failure rates for businesses means the government must tread carefully

High failure rates among Australian businesses should be a red flag to the Federal Government to tread carefully with...

High failure rates among Australian businesses should be a red flag to the Federal Government to tread carefully with policy reforms, the nation’s retailers have warned. Responding to ABS figures reports of a 12.7 per cent failure rate in the nation’s businesses last financial year, National Retail Association CEO Dominique...

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$1.5 billion digital training boost could save small retailers from going under

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed a plan to provide small businesses with the digital training tools that...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed a plan to provide small businesses with the digital training tools that could help them from going under. Under draft Federal legislation, small Australian businesses will qualify for tax incentives to train employees in technology skills until June 30, 2024. “It’s good to see...

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Now customers can boost their super while they shop

Active Super has launched Active Super Booster, a reward program allows members to boost their super balances when shopping...

Active Super has launched Active Super Booster, a reward program allows members to boost their super balances when shopping instore and online at more than 300 retail partners across 2,000 locations around Australia. With the new ‘set and forget’ reward program, once members link their debit or credit card(s), a...

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Queensland Government injects $300 million confidence boost to SME’s

The Palaszczuk Government is supporting the recovery of small and medium-sized businesses by injecting a $300 million boost from...

The Palaszczuk Government is supporting the recovery of small and medium-sized businesses by injecting a $300 million boost from Buy Queensland procurement initiative. The National Retail Association welcomes Queensland’s Government’s decision to lift the Buy Queensland small and medium business procurement target from 25 percent to 30 percent, resulting in...

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Federal Government efforts to boost competition will be undermined by more rate hikes

We’ve seen multiple examples in the media today of the pressures on small businesses, from soaring wage costs to...

We’ve seen multiple examples in the media today of the pressures on small businesses, from soaring wage costs to supply chain pressures. The National Retail Association warns that these pressures are simply unsustainable. We welcome the suggestion from the Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, Andrew Leigh, that the...

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Wage Price Index

ABS statistics show that the seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.7% in the June quarter bringing the...

ABS statistics show that the seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.7% in the June quarter bringing the WPI for the year to 2.6% which marks progress but still falls well short of the inflation rate at 6.1%. Chief Executive Officer, Dominique Lamb said that while this is a...

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Queensland trading hours reforms strike the right balance

The National Retail Association has backed the Palaszczuk Government’s trading hours reforms and thanked the Government for listening to...

The National Retail Association has backed the Palaszczuk Government’s trading hours reforms and thanked the Government for listening to the views of all businesses rather than a small group of vested interests. Representing both large and small businesses across the state, the NRA said the new laws offered more flexible...

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Cost of living crunch changing holiday spending outlook

Retailers are wary the forecasted drop in spending for  Father’s Day is indicative of a low-spend Christmas period as consumers...

Retailers are wary the forecasted drop in spending for  Father’s Day is indicative of a low-spend Christmas period as consumers tighten their wallets amid inflationary pressures. National Retail Association Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said consumer spending during this season is vital to strengthen the economy. “What we are seeing is a change...

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Businesses urged to safeguard digital identities

The National Retail Association is urging Australian businesses to protect their online assets as the cut-off date for priority...

The National Retail Association is urging Australian businesses to protect their online assets as the cut-off date for priority access to register for their shortened domain name approaches. Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said the consequences of not registering existing business names by the September 20th deadline will leave thousands of...

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An impressive line-up of 2022 Finalists announced for the prestigious National Retail Awards

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced the 2022 Finalists for the prestigious National Retail Awards. This is the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today announced the 2022 Finalists for the prestigious National Retail Awards. This is the first Awards ceremony to be held in person since 2019, treating guests to a night of top-shelf, quality entertainment and experiences at the Star Resort Gold Coast. The National Retail Awards...

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Stepping Up Your Father’s Day Marketing Campaign Game 

With another celebration looming forward, it’s that time of year again for business to showcase their love for Father’s...

With another celebration looming forward, it’s that time of year again for business to showcase their love for Father’s Day through sincere marketing efforts. Father’s Day is one of the many special days and significant events throughout the year to include in your e-commerce and retail calendar. It can...

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