Submission: ACT Single-Use Plastics Round 2
The NRA supports the ACT Government’s proposal to ban single-use plastic straws, cotton bud sticks and fragmentable additives, however banning fruit and vegetable produce bags is premature given ACT lacks composting collection, alternatives are limited, hygiene concerns are at a high, and the cost to ACT citizens and farmers could be significant.
Update: QLD Waste Levy increase in effect
To assist businesses in dealing with the financial impacts of COVID-19, the Queensland Government deferred the increase of waste levy rates originally scheduled to take effect from 1 July 2020. A six month deferral to 1 January 2021 was approved. For further information about the waste levy, please visit the Queensland Government website at www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposallevy.
2020-21 Christmas & New Year Trading Hours
The National Retail Association has compiled a factsheet outlining Christmas and New Years trading hours for 2020-21.
Extended Trade: Queen’s Birthday (WA)
The Western Australia Government has approved extended trading hours for general retail stores in Perth metropolitan area for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 28 September 2020. These stores will be allowed to open from 8am to 6pm. Normal trading hours for these public holidays are 11am to 5pm. Retailers holding small shop certificates […]