Creating vibrant retail precincts through shared intelligence, collaboration and vigilance.

The National Retail Association (NRA) is seeking to bring together retailers, shopping centres, law enforcement, emergency services and government to create safer, more vibrant retail precincts through the Safe Retail Precincts initiative.

The modern world presents new challenges every day and unfortunately the threat of dangerous or serious events, such as armed attacks or severe weather events, is ever-increasing.

Retail precincts are environments in which large crowds gather and we all have a responsibility to be aware, prepared and vigilant to ensure our retail precincts remain safe, vibrant spaces.


Key areas


Retail Crime Committees

The NRA’s state-based Retail Crime Committees bring together law enforcement, retailers and specialists to discuss the challenges of retail crime, loss prevention and increasing safety for customers and employees.

The Committees aim to give loss specialists and managers in retail organisations the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate and learn from your peers in the retail industry and thought leaders on current issues and potential solutions.
  • Engage in dialogue to provide your thoughts to generate discussions between the retail sector, law enforcement and government regulators about the issues concerning your business and help shape the change or development of retail policy.
  • Keep up to date with changes, trends and ideas in the innovation and technology space and trial new initiatives.
  • Network and develop relationships with other professionals and specialists in your field of expertise.
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue with your peers and specialists via the NRA’s private Retail Crime Committee Linkedin Group.

Contact our team

David Stout

David Stout

Director Policy National Retail Association
David is a highly-respected senior executive across a wide range of retail sectors including corporate affairs, operations, customer insights, finance, procurement, risk and regulation, stakeholder engagement, community and supply chain.  He is favourably regarded as a bipartisan and ethical operative in best practice across retail and corporate industry, regional and urban councils, local and state governments, and is currently involved in multiple advisory groups / committees.
Ebony Johnson

Ebony Johnson

Project Manager, Policy National Retail Association
As Project Manager in the Policy team, Ebony brings a strong background across the retail and hospitality sectors in project management, stakeholder relations, marketing, events and communications. Ebony provides project management expertise to multiple projects, including NRA’s bag ban programs, sustainability, product safety, retail crime and committees.
Lily Charlton

Lily Charlton

Administration Officer, Policy National Retail Association
Lily Charlton provides a high level of professionalism and organisation, assisting with the NRA Policy team's extensive range of retail committees, state-wide bag ban programs and retail crime initiatives.