Queensland councils reschedule multiple Show Day public holidays

With COVID-19 restrictions causing the cancelling or rescheduling of multiple Show Day Public Holidays, the Queensland State Government has...

With COVID-19 restrictions causing the cancelling or rescheduling of multiple Show Day Public Holidays, the Queensland State Government has moved the annual Ekka Wednesday Holiday to Friday August 14 to create the People's Long Weekend in an effort to boost local tourism numbers. The Government has also extended this...

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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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How to pay your employees over the Easter and ANZAC Day periods

by Ben Desir and Troy Wild, NRA Legal A number of us are looking forward to the upcoming Easter long...

by Ben Desir and Troy Wild, NRA Legal A number of us are looking forward to the upcoming Easter long weekend and attending ANZAC Day ceremonies. However, for employers, public holidays can be confusing particularly when trying to determine how employees should be paid. The answer depends on whether your...

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Message from the CEO: 5 December 2016

The positive signs for the end-of-year trading period continue to pop up, with two more pieces of data pointing...

The positive signs for the end-of-year trading period continue to pop up, with two more pieces of data pointing to a merry Christmas for Australian retail. Early last week, the ANZ/Roy Morgan consumer confidence rating showed households are feel positive about their finances.Consumer confidence levels were well above the...

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Message from the CEO: 5 September 2016

Last week’s retail trade data may not have been the most high-profile activity performed by the Australian Bureau of...

Last week’s retail trade data may not have been the most high-profile activity performed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in recent months.  That honour clearly went to the national Census.  But in terms of outcomes, this exercise was almost as disappointing!The ABS reported that retail trade flatlined in...

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Requesting employees to work on a public holiday

Given the public holidays that are fast approaching, members are reminded of the following matters arising out of section...

Given the public holidays that are fast approaching, members are reminded of the following matters arising out of section 114 of the Fair Work Act 2009  when requesting employees to work on a public holiday: 1. An employee is entitled to be absent from work on a day...

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Message from the CEO: 20th November 2015

With only five weeks to go until Christmas, we’re well into the swing of the festive season. Last...

With only five weeks to go until Christmas, we’re well into the swing of the festive season. Last week, we welcomed the New South Wales Government’s landmark decision to allow retailers across New South Wales to open their doors on one of the biggest trading days of the...

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Newsflash: Boxing Day NSW Amendment Bill 2015

The Retail Trading Amendment Bill 2015 (NSW) was introduced on the 11th of November and is the first major...

The Retail Trading Amendment Bill 2015 (NSW) was introduced on the 11th of November and is the first major reform of trading laws since 2008. The bill (which has passed but will come into effect on the date of assent) removes the restrictions on NSW businesses from operating on...

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