QLD single-use plastics ban submitted to Parliament with broad public support

The Queensland Government has submitted the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 to Parliament and, if...

The Queensland Government has submitted the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 to Parliament and, if passed, will likely come into effect sometime in 2021. Queensland and interstate retailers, especially those that sell food and beverages, should familiarise themselves with the proposed changes or contact the National...

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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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$400 million raided from QLD retail by COVID-19 in March

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that a whopping $400 million was raided from Queensland retailers by the...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has revealed that a whopping $400 million was raided from Queensland retailers by the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020. A staggering 96 per cent of retailers who responded to the COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the NRA also claimed they had been negatively...

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Retailers & Palaszczuk Government work together against Domestic Violence

The National Retail Association has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to launch a Domestic Violence Retailer Support Program...

The National Retail Association has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to launch a Domestic Violence Retailer Support Program to assist small to medium businesses in addressing domestic and family violence. Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association, said that retailers can play a part in combatting domestic and...

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Last Chance: Have Your Say on the QLD Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan

As part of the "Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan," the Queensland Government is introducing legislation that will allow specific single-use...

As part of the "Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan," the Queensland Government is introducing legislation that will allow specific single-use plastic products to be banned by 1 July 2021, starting with straws, cutlery, plates and stirrers. The Queensland Government is currently seeking feedback on the proposed ban through an online survey...

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Retailers welcome Queensland Government trading hours relaxation

The National Retail Association today endorsed the Queensland Government’s “common sense” approach to trading hours, saying the decision would...

The National Retail Association today endorsed the Queensland Government’s “common sense” approach to trading hours, saying the decision would allow retailers to best support vulnerable people. CEO Dominique Lamb said Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace had foreshadowed a legislative change to allow supermarkets outside south east Queensland to open from...

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NRA continues to assist retailers with bag bans across Australia

Sunday marked the launch of two new bag bans in QLD and WA. A total of 6 Australian states...

Sunday marked the launch of two new bag bans in QLD and WA. A total of 6 Australian states and territories now have plastic bag bans in place. Several supermarkets and national chains also took the initiative to ban lightweight plastic bags in NSW and VIC where bag bans are...

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Supermarkets step up to meet global plastic challenge on World Environment Day

Media Release: Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, says Australians used 5.66 billion single-use...

Media Release: Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, says Australians used 5.66 billion single-use plastic bags last financial year. Some of which contributed to the 13 million tonnes of plastic which makes its way into our oceans each year, entangling or being eaten by...

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100-day countdown begins before QLD retailers bin the plastic bag

There are only 100 days to go before retailers across Queensland will be forced to permanently bin the plastic...

There are only 100 days to go before retailers across Queensland will be forced to permanently bin the plastic bag when the state-wide ban kicks into effect on July 1 2018. The ban includes all single-use, lightweight shopping bags with handles and a thickness under 35 microns. NRA Manager of Industry...

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NRA welcomes change to allow regional retailers to trade on Easter Saturday

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today thanked the Queensland government for passing an amendment to allow non-exempt shops...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today thanked the Queensland government for passing an amendment to allow non-exempt shops in regional Queensland to trade on Easter Saturday. In January the NRA identified that an amendment to the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act would result in many large retailers being forced to...

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Queensland rolls out Container Refund Scheme

Did you know that 2.4 billion drink containers are used in QLD each year? Drink containers are also the most...

Did you know that 2.4 billion drink containers are used in QLD each year? Drink containers are also the most commonly littered item after cigarette butts even though most can be recycled. In response, the Queensland Government will be introducing a Container Refund Scheme this year. Given the substantial changes such...

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CrimeStoppers Annual Results Day

The following article was written by CrimeStoppers. On Monday 12 February 2018, CrimeStoppers announced the Annual Results Celebration Day and...

The following article was written by CrimeStoppers. On Monday 12 February 2018, CrimeStoppers announced the Annual Results Celebration Day and release via their digital platforms and the media specific data about their program activities in 2017. For every successful report submitted to the Queensland Police Service by Crime Stoppers in 2017, an...

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New employment incentives

The Queensland Government has announced additional employer incentives for employers.  1 January, the Government is offering payments of up to...

The Queensland Government has announced additional employer incentives for employers.  1 January, the Government is offering payments of up to $20,000 for businesses to take on Mature Age Workers, through its Back to Work program Qld Government will be bringing around two of Youth Boost forward. The Honourable Shannon Fentiman said more...

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Hundreds of thousands of shoppers expected as Westfield extends Christmas hours

Time-poor shoppers who’ve left knocking over their Christmas lists until the last minute will be able to shop till...

Time-poor shoppers who’ve left knocking over their Christmas lists until the last minute will be able to shop till they drop right up until Christmas Eve, after Westfield today rolled out extended, state-wide trading hours. Scentre Group Regional Manager Richard Heinz said hundreds of thousands of people would flock into...

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Free support for Noosa businesses preparing for plastic bag ban

The NRA will be in Noosa on Monday 30 October touring local shopping centres and providing a free workshop...

The NRA will be in Noosa on Monday 30 October touring local shopping centres and providing a free workshop for retailers preparing for the impending plastic bag ban. The NRA has joined forces with Local member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP, to provide a free Plastic Bag Ban Workshop on...

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Message from the CEO: 29 August 2017

Implementing a successful marketing strategy is instrumental to the success of any retail outlet. One of the easiest and...

Implementing a successful marketing strategy is instrumental to the success of any retail outlet. One of the easiest and most effective ways to market your brand -  or a specific line of products - is to offer promotional deals that leave shoppers feeling as though they are getting bang...

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