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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Suburban Adelaide shops and supermarkets required to revert to pre-COVID-19 hours of operation from 19 July 2020

Suburban Adelaide shops and supermarkets will be required to revert to their pre-COVID-19 hours of operation from this Sunday,...

Suburban Adelaide shops and supermarkets will be required to revert to their pre-COVID-19 hours of operation from this Sunday, with the State Government announcing it will not be granting a further 30-day exemption to support physical distancing. Under the 30-day exemptions – the first of which came into effect on...

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Further extension of COVID-19 trading arrangements in Greater Adelaide

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer, has announced a further 30 day exemption for extended trading hours in the...

The Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer, has announced a further 30 day exemption for extended trading hours in the Greater Adelaide Shopping District (CBD & Suburbs). SA Health officials continue to support extended shop trading as a measure which assists in physical distancing.  “The public health advice is clear and,...

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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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NRA applauds NSW 24-hour supermarket trading, urges other states to follow

The National Retail Association (NRA) has applauded the move by the New South Wales Government to provide supermarkets with the opportunity to trade...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has applauded the move by the New South Wales Government to provide supermarkets with the opportunity to trade 24-hours a day, seven days a week and urged other states to follow suit. Overnight Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes announced an immediate lifting of restrictions on what hours...

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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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Retailers welcome SA Boxing Day trade

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today lauded the decision by the South Australian Government to again approve Boxing Day trade in Adelaide suburbs claiming it will lead to a sales bonanza. NRA Manager of Industry Policy David Stout said that the announcement was a boon for retailers across suburban...

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Message from the CEO: 30 October 2018

It’s hard to believe that we are now less than two months away from Christmas. The difference between a good...

It’s hard to believe that we are now less than two months away from Christmas. The difference between a good Christmas and a bad Christmas can be crucial to the viability of a retail business. A strong festive season can not only provide a strong injection of profit, but also...

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Anzac Day 2018 Trade

The retail sector faces certain trading restrictions for trading on Anzac Day 25 April 2018.  Trading hours restrictions, in part...

The retail sector faces certain trading restrictions for trading on Anzac Day 25 April 2018.  Trading hours restrictions, in part or whole, apply to particular types of shops and the location of the shops in specified areas of the certain states. In some states exempt stores will be able to...

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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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Supermarkets to trade around the clock to cater for Comm Games visitors

Supermarkets in the tourist areas of the Gold Coast will trade 24 hours a day during the Commonwealth Games...

Supermarkets in the tourist areas of the Gold Coast will trade 24 hours a day during the Commonwealth Games in order to meet the needs of tens of thousands of visitors, competitors and team officials. The National Retail Association has collated information from major retail chains and can reveal that...

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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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Message from the CEO: 24 October 2017

This week we saw the NSW Government pass its laws extending the minimum lifespan of gift cards from one...

This week we saw the NSW Government pass its laws extending the minimum lifespan of gift cards from one year to three years.  I know from speaking to many members that this will cause headaches in a range of areas – from accounting for unused cards on your balance...

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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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Sunday trading coming to Warwick and Stanthorpe from July

Major stores in Warwick and Stanthorpe will be able to trade on Sundays and public holidays from next month,...

Major stores in Warwick and Stanthorpe will be able to trade on Sundays and public holidays from next month, following a landmark decision handed down by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.  The QIRC ruled in favour of parallel applications brought by the NRA for the two centres, saying Sunday trading...

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Retailers back Queensland Government on red tape reduction

The National Retail Association today backed the Queensland Government’s call for Parliament to pass its sensible reforms to the...

The National Retail Association today backed the Queensland Government’s call for Parliament to pass its sensible reforms to the state’s retail trading laws. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb said business owners were tired of politicians paying lip service to cutting red tape, but failing to act when the opportunity...

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