WA CDS product registration process update

We are now less than 60 days away from the 1 October 2020 Containers for Change launch in Western...

We are now less than 60 days away from the 1 October 2020 Containers for Change launch in Western Australia and the WARRRL has provided an update on the product registration process. A list of products that were previously approved in the Queensland container deposit scheme has now been pre-approved...

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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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WA Containers for Change Announces Scheme Pricing

The WA Containers for Change pricing scheme for first responsible suppliers (beverage manufacturers) has now been announced. Set to...

The WA Containers for Change pricing scheme for first responsible suppliers (beverage manufacturers) has now been announced. Set to commence operation on 2 June 2020, Containers for Change will provide a 10-cent refund for each eligible container returned for recycling at an approved Containers for Change Refund Point. The...

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WA Container Deposit Scheme – update

The WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has updated the website for the Container Deposit Scheme. The...

The WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has updated the website for the Container Deposit Scheme. The WA Containers for Change scheme begins on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The scheme will allow consumers to take eligible beverage containers to a refund point to receive a refund of...

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WA’s new container deposit scheme to launch in June 2020

Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch...

Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch on Tuesday June 2, 2020 following the WA Day long weekend. From June 2, 2020, Western Australians will be able to return and recycle their eligible containers at any Containers for...

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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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Western Australia’s proposed reforms to liquor regulation

Western Australia’s proposed reforms to restaurant and on-premises liquor licensing strike a sensible balance and should be used as...

Western Australia’s proposed reforms to restaurant and on-premises liquor licensing strike a sensible balance and should be used as the template for proposed changes to packaged liquor sales, according to Australia’s most representative retail industry association. The National Retail Association (NRA), representing close to 20,000 stores nation-wide, commended the State...

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NRA represents WA retailers in container deposit scheme

In 2017, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) established working groups to inform the design and implementation of Western...

In 2017, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) established working groups to inform the design and implementation of Western Australia’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). David Stout, Manager of Policy with the National Retail Association, has represented retailer interests throughout the consultation process and continues to represent retailers as a key...

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Red Rooster and Oporto to Get Rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags

Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month. Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian...

Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month. Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian fast-food chain Chicken Treat have begun to phase out single-use plastic bags across their 570 Australian restaurants. Parent company Craveable Brands announced today it would be removing single-use bags by no...

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Western Australian retailers: Six months to prepare for the plastic bag ban

Western Australia is joining Queensland retailers in 'banning the bag' on 1 July 2018 Public submissions now open for upcoming...

Western Australia is joining Queensland retailers in 'banning the bag' on 1 July 2018 Public submissions now open for upcoming plastic bag ban Feedback welcome via online survey or written submission Western Australians are being urged to start changing their plastic bag use with less than six months to go until the...

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Message from the CEO: 24 October 2016

Retailers have reason to be hopeful of a very Merry Christmas in 2016, following the release of the Commonwealth...

Retailers have reason to be hopeful of a very Merry Christmas in 2016, following the release of the Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Index (BSI) for September.The BSI – released late last week – was jam-packed with good news for retailers on the consumer spending front and this should act...

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WA businesses scammed half a million dollars

Western Australian businesses and employees have been robbed of over half a million dollars in the past two years...

Western Australian businesses and employees have been robbed of over half a million dollars in the past two years from scammers posing as bosses or suppliers.Consumer protection agencies are warning businesses, especially finance departments to be vigilant when assessing invoices.Since last year, $461,000 has been stolen from 15 companies...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Inspection program looks at safety in takeaway food outlets

WorkSafe Western Australia is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets which...

WorkSafe Western Australia is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets which will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year.WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said the inspection program had been prompted...

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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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Does your business have a plan for managing parental leave?

All Australian employees are entitled to parental leave if they have worked for their employer for a least 12...

All Australian employees are entitled to parental leave if they have worked for their employer for a least 12 months: before the date or expected date of birth.Parental leave entitlements may include:• Maternity leave• Paternity and partner leave• Adoption leave• Special maternity leave• A safe job and no safe...

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WA Trading Hours

The Western Australia Government is seeking to introduce a Bill to extend trading hours for general retail shops in...

The Western Australia Government is seeking to introduce a Bill to extend trading hours for general retail shops in the metropolitan area.If passed, the changes to the Bill will enable retailers to to trade between 7am to 9pm on weekdays (currently 8am to 9pm) and between 7am to 6pm...

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