Approved extended public holiday trading hours in WA

The Western Australian Government has approved an extra four hours of trading for general retail stores in the Perth...

The Western Australian Government has approved an extra four hours of trading for general retail stores in the Perth metropolitan area for the next two public holidays on Monday 1 June 2020 (Western Australia Day) and Monday 28 September 2020 (Queen’s Birthday). These stores will be allowed to open from...

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Retailers welcome Ekka Holiday move

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the State Government to shift the annual Ekka Wednesday...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the State Government to shift the annual Ekka Wednesday Holiday to Friday August 14 to create a long weekend. The move comes after Brisbane City Council and the NRA yesterday proposed a one-off long weekend in August to encourage Brisbane...

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Retailers concerned over QLD Christmas Eve public holiday announcement

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced concern over moves to make Christmas Eve a part-day Public Holiday...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today voiced concern over moves to make Christmas Eve a part-day Public Holiday in Queensland. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said the announcement is in contrast to a recommendation in the Mickel Report into trading hours and would come with a raft of unintended consequences. “This...

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NEWSFLASH – Australia Day 2019 Public Holiday

In response to questions from retailers, the public holiday to be observed in respect of Australia Day this year...

In response to questions from retailers, the public holiday to be observed in respect of Australia Day this year falls on Monday, 28 January 2019 across all States and Territories. Public holiday penalty rates are not required to be paid for Saturday, 26 January 2019 but must be paid for...

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Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays and trading hours

The NRA has compiled a fact sheet on the public holidays and trading hour restrictions for each State and Territory...

The NRA has compiled a fact sheet on the public holidays and trading hour restrictions for each State and Territory over this year’s Easter and ANZAC Day period. Are you aware of what public holiday entitlements apply to your employees? Are your employees obligated to work on public holidays? Do you know what...

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Message from the CEO: 5 December 2017

After what seems like an eternity, the penalty rates issue flared again this week, after the Senate passed measures...

After what seems like an eternity, the penalty rates issue flared again this week, after the Senate passed measures to reverse the decision of the independent umpire, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to reduce Sunday and public holiday rates. Labor teamed up with the Greens and some crossbenchers to pass...

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Policy Update: Reconciliation Day public holiday a step closer

The ACT Government has introduced legislation to amend the Holidays Act to establish a Reconciliation Day public holiday. The...

The ACT Government has introduced legislation to amend the Holidays Act to establish a Reconciliation Day public holiday. The first Reconciliation Day holiday will be on 28 May 2018. The Reconciliation Day public holiday will be an opportunity for the Canberra community to come together in the spirit of reconciliation...

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Extending public holiday trading hours for Perth

General retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will now be able to operate from 8am to 6pm on...

General retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will now be able to operate from 8am to 6pm on Western Australia Day, 6 June. In a move to gradually ease retail training restrictions, Michael Mischin, commerce minister, said the extra trading hours would mean greater convenience, choice and flexibility...

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