Message from the CEO: 28 July 2020

As the number of COVID-19 infections continue to rise in parts of the country, it is important that all...

As the number of COVID-19 infections continue to rise in parts of the country, it is important that all NRA members, regardless of their location, remain vigilant. Retailers have also had to face an increase in anti-social, aggressive and sometimes violent behaviour from customers. Indeed, since the outbreak of COVID-19,...

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Message from the CEO: 21 July 2020

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the today's announcement by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer, extending the JobKeeper...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the today's announcement by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer, extending the JobKeeper subsidy from September 2020 to March 2021. By our calculations, $3.4 billion in retail sales were lost in the month of April during the height of the lockdown restrictions. If we...

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Message from the CEO: 23 June 2020

Last Friday the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its Annual Wage Review. Due to the unprecedented economic pressure...

Last Friday the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its Annual Wage Review. Due to the unprecedented economic pressure imposed on the business community, along with the fact that retail was struggling pre-COVID, the NRA argued strongly that the current rate should be maintained. It was disappointing to see that...

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Message from the CEO: 19th May 2020

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its labour force figures and unsurprisingly it was sobering news....

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its labour force figures and unsurprisingly it was sobering news. Seasonally adjusted, the employment level fell by 594,300 people between March and April. Although the official unemployment rate only came through at 6.2 per cent, this does not account for people...

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