Industry & community groups combine to support ban on EPS foodware

The National Retail Association plus industry and community groups have contacted the Queensland Government today to express their support...

The National Retail Association plus industry and community groups have contacted the Queensland Government today to express their support for a ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foodware. Members of the QLD Stakeholder Advisory Group on the proposed single-use plastics ban, have written a joint letter recommending that EPS takeaway cups,...

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19/06/19 Victorian Govt announces VIC bag ban deadline

The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister for Solar Homes Media release: Victorian Government Wednesday 19 June Lightweight, single-use...

The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister for Solar Homes Media release: Victorian Government Wednesday 19 June Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across Victoria from 1 November this year, under new legislation introduced to parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said...

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Legislative update: Modern slavery in supply chains

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal On 28 June 2018, the Commonwealth introduced the Modern Slavery Bill, which,...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal On 28 June 2018, the Commonwealth introduced the Modern Slavery Bill, which, if passed, will target the supply chains of large businesses in a bid to quash modern slavery in Australia. A week prior, on 21 June 2018, the New South Wales...

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United Voice set to merge with NUW

Written by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Employee union, United Voice, is set to merge with the National...

Written by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Employee union, United Voice, is set to merge with the National Union of Workers (‘NUW’) following a signed Memorandum of Understanding by both organisations to explore options for a “new union model”. The unions have revealed plans to meet in November to...

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Employment law legislation update

Written by Alex Millman Members will recall from previous news alerts that there are several pieces of legislation amending the...

Written by Alex Millman Members will recall from previous news alerts that there are several pieces of legislation amending the Fair Work Act currently waiting for the attention of the Senate before they can become law. Foremost among these is the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017, which aims...

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Federal Government to close superannuation legal loophole

by Angela Szczepanski and Sid Sidhu, NRA Legal The Federal Government is planning to introduce legislation in the coming months...

by Angela Szczepanski and Sid Sidhu, NRA Legal The Federal Government is planning to introduce legislation in the coming months that will address an estimated $1 billion worth of annual unpaid super. The Bill, which will amend that rules that currently allow companies to reduce their super contributions, will close...

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Fruit & veg measurement crackdown

A new campaign has been launched by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) and is designed to help buyers and sellers...

A new campaign has been launched by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) and is designed to help buyers and sellers get value for money as Australian fruit and vegetables make their way from the farm gate to the table. The NMI’s ‘Harvest to Home’ trade measurement inspection program will run until...

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Introduction of “Corrupting Benefits” laws

by Meaghan Spencer and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash introduced new legislation...

by Meaghan Spencer and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash introduced new legislation this week that outlaws payments of "corrupting benefits" to unions and imposes penalties on those who provide or receive such payments. The Prime Minister said that the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting...

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Time to reform retail trading hours

There is no greater obstacle to job creation in the retail industry than being forbidden from opening your doors...

There is no greater obstacle to job creation in the retail industry than being forbidden from opening your doors to trade due to government regulation. It remains the case that many states across Australia maintain complex and excessive layers of regulation concerning retail trading hours. The different legislation requirements for...

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Amendments to Work Health and Safety Act 2011 come into effect

As part of its commitment to improving safety for Queenslanders at work, the Palaszcuk Government has introduced a number...

As part of its commitment to improving safety for Queenslanders at work, the Palaszcuk Government has introduced a number of changes to the State’s work health and safety (WHS) laws.Legislation that was recently passed to restore elements of the original Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld), which were...

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NRA Submission: Post-implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013

The NRA recently made a submission to the Department of Employment in relation to the review that the Department...

The NRA recently made a submission to the Department of Employment in relation to the review that the Department is currently conducting into various aspects of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013. Our submissions addressed various provisions that were incorporated within the Fair Work Act 2009 as a...

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