Queensland Training Awards open for nomination

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honorable Shannon Fentiman Queensland’s training...

Media Release Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honorable Shannon Fentiman Queensland’s training industry high achievers are being urged to nominate for the state’s most prestigious training awards. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman announced nominations for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards...

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Meet our Medium Retailer of the Year Champion, St Frock.

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Sandradee Makejev, owner of St Frock, our Medium...

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Sandradee Makejev, owner of St Frock, our Medium Retailer of the Year.  Where did your retail journey begin? My retail journey began 8 years ago at Sydney’s Bondi Markets. I was working full-time in fashion PR & Marketing, and would...

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Meet our Small Retailer of the Year, Simply for Strings.

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Toby Cumpstay from Simply for Strings, Our Small...

We interviewed our winners from the 2018 National Retail Awards. Meet Toby Cumpstay from Simply for Strings, Our Small Retailer of the Year.      Where did your retail journey begin? I quickly learned how to serve customers in my parents fast-food (kebab) shop when I was only 13 right through...

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Meet our Young Retailer of the Year, Nick Pearce

From the source: Nick Pearce, HoMie by Heather McIlvaine, Inside Retail  Nick Pearce is one third of the founding team behind...

From the source: Nick Pearce, HoMie by Heather McIlvaine, Inside Retail  Nick Pearce is one third of the founding team behind HoMie, a Melbourne-based retail business that uses the profit it generates from selling a range of contemporary streetwear to help people experiencing homelessness. The concept evolved from an anti-child-trafficking fundraising bike ride Pearce took from...

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Finalists emerge as some of Australia’s most innovative ‘next gen’ retailers

The National Retail Association’s (NRA’s) prestigious 2018 National Retail Awards line-up of finalists is proving to be one of...

The National Retail Association’s (NRA’s) prestigious 2018 National Retail Awards line-up of finalists is proving to be one of the most innovative and diverse in the event’s long-running history. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said this calibre of entrants this year in particular, highlighted how quickly Australian stores were pivoting in...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Enter the National Retail Awards

By now you are aware the National Retail Awards portal is open for nominations, but you might still be contemplating whether...

By now you are aware the National Retail Awards portal is open for nominations, but you might still be contemplating whether to enter. Look no further - here are 5 reasons why you should enter the National Retail Awards!  1.Gain national recognition The National Retail Awards are Australia's highest retail achievement. Experience national...

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Part 3 of our Modern Award Series – How do we classify our employees?

As discussed in Part 1 of our Modern Award Series, the first step to determining if a modern award...

As discussed in Part 1 of our Modern Award Series, the first step to determining if a modern award applies to your business is to check clause 4 (Coverage) of the modern award in question. This clause will set out the industry to which the award applies.  You must then...

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Nominations open for 2018 Veterans’ Employment Program Awards

The National Retail Association is proud to support the 2018 Veterans’ Employment Awards. The Awards recognise the achievements of...

The National Retail Association is proud to support the 2018 Veterans’ Employment Awards. The Awards recognise the achievements of businesses and other organisations in creating employment opportunities for veterans and spouses of serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, and veterans who have made a significant contribution to their workplace. The...

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Message from the CEO: 17 October 2017

The reporting over the past week on the penalty rates case has been fascinating to say the least. In...

The reporting over the past week on the penalty rates case has been fascinating to say the least. In many ways, it has illustrated how deeply Australian’s misconceptions have been about the issue, but more importantly, how easy it has been for those with a vested interest to heighten...

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Message from the CEO: 3 October 2017

Two challenges to the penalty rates ruling brought by worker unions have now been heard in the Federal Court,...

Two challenges to the penalty rates ruling brought by worker unions have now been heard in the Federal Court, with both cases heard together last week, in front of a full bench in Melbourne. After joining other employer and business groups including the Australian Industry Group, the Australian Hotels Association...

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Young Retailer & company chaperone to receive New York trip

For the first time ever, the 2017 winner of Young Retailer of the Year and a chaperone from their...

For the first time ever, the 2017 winner of Young Retailer of the Year and a chaperone from their company will receive a seven day trip to New York, valued at over $15,000, sponsored by REST Super and Scentre Group. The trip includes entry into the NRF Big...

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Recognising Australia’s diverse retail leaders

The National Retail Association (NRA) has launched its new-look annual awards program, with a strong focus on inclusion and...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has launched its new-look annual awards program, with a strong focus on inclusion and celebrating diversity, recognising not only retail businesses, but the people behind them. The 2017 awards will recognise people and businesses at all levels of the industry – from fast food franchisees...

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Nominate now for QLD Training Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards are now open.The Queensland Training Awards are a great opportunity for Queensland-based...

Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards are now open.The Queensland Training Awards are a great opportunity for Queensland-based retailers to showcase our industry’s learning and development programs and commitment to developing the skills of our staff. Also, nominating staff is an excellent way to reward any workers who...

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A five-year win for Intrust Super

Intrust Super, the industry superannuation fund for the hospitality and tourism industries, has won Money magazine’s Best of the...

Intrust Super, the industry superannuation fund for the hospitality and tourism industries, has won Money magazine’s Best of the Best Value Insurance in Superannuation award for the fifth year in a row.Intrust Super’s continued success in this category reflects the quality of insurance it offers in all key areas...

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NRA Rewards for Excellence Rio Themed Brisbane Slow Motion Booth

Fun, feathers & festivities!Check out the video from last week's 2016 NRA Rewards for Excellence as captured by Brisbane...

Fun, feathers & festivities!Check out the video from last week's 2016 NRA Rewards for Excellence as captured by Brisbane Slow Motion Booth.https://youtu.be/16OVfn8mht8See more from Brisbane Slow Motion Booth here.

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First place in sight for retailers

The Olympics may have wrapped up for another four years, but the National Retail Association is starting to gear...

The Olympics may have wrapped up for another four years, but the National Retail Association is starting to gear up for our very own medal ceremony.Australia’s top retailers are set to take home gold in a show of business prowess, dedication and innovation.Make the Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner...

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