NRA releases blueprint for Australian retail recovery

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released an ambitious blueprint designed to tackle the unprecedented challenges confronting the sector...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has released an ambitious blueprint designed to tackle the unprecedented challenges confronting the sector and set Australian retail on course for recovery. The full impact from the outbreak of the Coronavirus is yet to be fully felt and it follows a summer of devastating drought...

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NRA launches National Sustainability Committee

The NRA will launch the National Retail Association Sustainability Committee in February this year to bring together sustainability experts...

The NRA will launch the National Retail Association Sustainability Committee in February this year to bring together sustainability experts from across the retail industry to share, discuss and advance developments impacting our environment and consumer opinion. The NRA has a long history of offering retailers an opportunity to come together...

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The rise of affordable employee advocacy has changed the playing field

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Since the Fair Work Act appeared on the scene in 2009, the...

By Alex Millman and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Since the Fair Work Act appeared on the scene in 2009, the legal environment around employment law has shifted dramatically. Any person can be represented before the Fair Work Commission by a person acting as a ‘paid agent’. Whilst this is nothing new,...

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Message from the CEO: 20 February 2017

This week the issue of trading hours has been in the spotlight once again.The Productivity Commission has been arguing...

This week the issue of trading hours has been in the spotlight once again.The Productivity Commission has been arguing since 2011 that trading hours be deregulated in all states, including public holidays, as a long-term objective, and that it should be up to retailers to decide when they want...

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Message from the CEO: 16 January 2017

As the excesses of Christmas and New Year make way for positive resolutions for the year ahead (eating healthily...

As the excesses of Christmas and New Year make way for positive resolutions for the year ahead (eating healthily and exercising more always seem to top those lists!), we’ve continued receiving great feedback from our members on the pre-Christmas spending and Boxing Day sales periods, particularly in areas now...

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Consumer Law framework open for debate

HAVE YOUR SAYThe Australian Government’s Productivity Commission is undertaking a study of the current administration and enforcement of the...

HAVE YOUR SAYThe Australian Government’s Productivity Commission is undertaking a study of the current administration and enforcement of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Their main task is to examine the effectiveness of the multiple-regulator model in supporting a single national consumer policy framework, and to make findings on how...

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Plastic bag debate continues

Across Australia, many of the State and Territory Governments are in varying stages of considering or enacting legislation to...

Across Australia, many of the State and Territory Governments are in varying stages of considering or enacting legislation to ban the supply of lightweight plastic shopping bags.As this issue arises in the various jurisdictions across the country, the National Retail Association seeks to work with the relevant government to...

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Perth Trading Hours extended

The National Retail Association has notched up another win on the Christmas trade front with the West Australian Government...

The National Retail Association has notched up another win on the Christmas trade front with the West Australian Government extending retail trading hours in Perth over the Christmas/New Year period.The ruling will allow general retail shops in the Perth Metropolitan area to trade from 7am to 9pm Monday to...

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Container deposit scheme proposed for Tassie

POLICY & ADVOCACY > TASMANIAThe Tasmanian Government has announced that it has instructed its Environment Protection Authority to provide...

POLICY & ADVOCACY > TASMANIAThe Tasmanian Government has announced that it has instructed its Environment Protection Authority to provide advice on the possibility of introducing a container deposit scheme (CDS).Before the Government introduces any such scheme, the National Retail Association has asked that they consult with the retail industry...

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2016-2017 Federal Budget in depth

Last Tuesday the Federal Government handed down the 2016-2017 budget.With a strong focus on the future and providing help...

Last Tuesday the Federal Government handed down the 2016-2017 budget.With a strong focus on the future and providing help for small and medium enterprises, the government has committed to reducing the company tax rate over the next decade.The small business threshold will be raised from $2 million to $10...

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