SafeCity Network: Brisbane CBD retailers alarming reports of youth chroming, assaults and harassment

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers of the past few weeks, as relayed...

The following trends in retail crime have been witnessed by Brisbane retailers of the past few weeks, as relayed across the National Retail Association's SafeCity Network. Retailers in Brisbane should be aware of an alarming trend of youths shoplifting Rexona aerosol cans for chroming purposes (the act of inhaling household...

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SafeCity Network: Brisbane shopping centre experiencing major increase in crime

Retailers in a major inner-city Brisbane shopping centre are bearing the brunt of a recent community housing initiative moving...

Retailers in a major inner-city Brisbane shopping centre are bearing the brunt of a recent community housing initiative moving vulnerable people from a city residence to accommodation previously used as student housing. We understand that these residents are experiencing hardship and everyone is entitled to, and indeed deserves, safe housing....

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SafeCity Network: Shoplifting and drug- or alcohol-affected antisocial behaviour becoming the norm?

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards...

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards crime and customer aggression. Precinct A: Retailers believe their close proximity to Centrelink, probation and parole offices, multiple employment agencies and a methadone clinic can be linked to their rampant shoplifting...

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If an employee gets high can we say goodbye? Not necessarily, says the FWC

By Andrew Piper and Alex Millman, NRA Legal Employers often spruik their ‘zero tolerance’ drug and alcohol policies when trumpeting...

By Andrew Piper and Alex Millman, NRA Legal Employers often spruik their ‘zero tolerance’ drug and alcohol policies when trumpeting their safety and workplace processes and cultures. However, the Fair Work Commission has also been promoting a ‘zero tolerance’ approach of its own towards unfair dismissals. In a recent decision by...

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Drinks after work: from legless to jobless

When getting legless can lead to being jobless: lessons learned from after-work drinks By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA...

When getting legless can lead to being jobless: lessons learned from after-work drinks By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal Employers and employees are starting to realise that grabbing some casual drinks after work could leave them with bigger consequences than just a hangover. In the recent decision, the Full...

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Are You Ready for Business Christmas Functions?

With the festive season rapidly approaching, businesses are gearing up for Christmas work functions, but as we all know...

With the festive season rapidly approaching, businesses are gearing up for Christmas work functions, but as we all know alcohol and employment don’t necessary pair well. When things get ‘out of hand’ at a Christmas party the ‘hangover’ for employers can last well beyond the morning after.We all know...

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Want beer delivered with your pizza?

Crust Pizza are launching a new product offering that’s sure to be a hit with pizza-lovers across Australia.Customers ordering...

Crust Pizza are launching a new product offering that’s sure to be a hit with pizza-lovers across Australia.Customers ordering from the Armadale, Mill Park, Fitzroy and Melbourne CBD stores can now add wine, beer or cider to their pizza order and have it delivered to their door.Pizza with beer,...

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