Proportion of retail crime increases during COVID-19

These unprecedented times are already creating new challenges for retailers and communities when it comes to crime. Many customers...

These unprecedented times are already creating new challenges for retailers and communities when it comes to crime. Many customers from across the world have asked us about the impacts that COVID-19 is having and will likely have on retail crime now and in the post-pandemic future. So over the...

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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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Business grants for Northern Adelaide

The South Australian Minister for Small Business, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, has advised the National Retail Association of the...

The South Australian Minister for Small Business, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, has advised the National Retail Association of the launch of the Small Business Development Fund for Northern Adelaide.Small businesses based in the local government areas of Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield can now access a $10m fund...

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Youth unemployment and the retail industry

Throughout the current federal election there has been a consistent focus on jobs creation, and how more Australians can...

Throughout the current federal election there has been a consistent focus on jobs creation, and how more Australians can be assisted into the workforce. As part of this discussion, there has been a particular emphasis on jobs for young people, and what initiatives will best address the current issue...

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Message from the CEO: 18 March 2016

Much has been made of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ figures showing the nation’s unemployment rate fell from 6...

Much has been made of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ figures showing the nation’s unemployment rate fell from 6 to 5.8 per cent in February (released Thursday), but the unemployment rate doesn’t specifically tend to affect retailers, the number of job vacancies is far more significant, because labour demand...

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