Message from the CEO – 5 February 2019

Running and operating a small business comes with many challenges - ensuring you have the right balance in staff...

Running and operating a small business comes with many challenges - ensuring you have the right balance in staff numbers, understanding Australia’s complex industrial relations system, and navigating tough economic times to name just a few. That’s why it’s vital that governments (at all levels) enact measures that make running...

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Message from the CEO: 4 July 2016

I’m sure most of us will be well and truly tired of the Federal Election campaign and the wash-up...

I’m sure most of us will be well and truly tired of the Federal Election campaign and the wash-up over the weekend, so I was hoping I would be able to use this column to reflect on the winner, and what it means for the retail sector. Of course,...

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May figures show spending slump

As the election looms and the weather is more conducive to staying home in bed all day than being...

As the election looms and the weather is more conducive to staying home in bed all day than being active, consumer confidence fell for the month of May.External events, such as elections, create uncertainty around employment, government allowances, education costs and the real estate market, which leads consumers to...

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Message from the CEO: 26 April 2016

As the Chairman mentioned in last week’s message, we have farewelled CEO Trevor Evans, who has been preselected to...

As the Chairman mentioned in last week’s message, we have farewelled CEO Trevor Evans, who has been preselected to contest a seat at the Federal Election on July 2nd. While the National Retail Association is strictly a non-partisan organisation, we do wish Trevor every success. It is important that...

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Message from the CEO: 15 January 2016

The jobs figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics were very welcome news for the economy, and...

The jobs figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics were very welcome news for the economy, and for the retail sector.The ABS reported that 312,000 more Australians were in work in December compared with the same time 12 months ago, with most of those people finding full-time...

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