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Decision on GST changes remain on hold for Christmas leaving retailers disappoin

The decision to close the GST loophole on imported goods valued at less than $1000 has not been made; instead has been delayed until March next year.

Posted Thu 28/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers demand stability as trade picks up 0.1%

Retailers are demanding economic and political stability to bring consumer confidence back so they begin spending once again.

Posted Wed 03/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hard work pays off for NRA Young Retailer of the Year finalists

Owners and managers of retailers including Dick Smith, Myer, David Jones, Woolworths and Rebel Sport are some of top 25 finalists in the running for the National Retail Association Young Retailer of the Year title.

Posted Fri 21/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Cash rate stays at 2.75%

While retailers have been urging the Reserve Bank to drop the cash rate further to help ease increasing pressures, the Board has decided to leave it unchanged.

Posted Tue 04/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wage increases put pressure on retailers

The Minimum Wage Panel has decided there will be a 2.6 per cent increase on the national minimum wage, leaving retailers feeling uneasy.

Posted Tue 04/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

QRTSA collapses, NRA offers help

The collapse has left many small independents retailers isolated but the NRA is stepping to offer members a helping hand.

Posted Fri 19/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Stop making IR changes, NRA demands

The National Retail Association has slammed the Gillard government for fiddling with industrial relations arrangement.

Posted Mon 18/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Nominations open for young retail stars

Nominations for the annual National Retail Association (NRA) young retailer of the year award are now open.

Posted Wed 27/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Govt progresses to cut GST

Retailers have welcomed the Gillard Government's decision to implement recommendations made by the LVT Processing Taskforce to reduce the $1000 GST threshold.

Posted Tue 04/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

RBA holds cash rate

As the nation stopped to watch the Melbourne Cup race, retailers held to their breaths for the Reserve Bank's decision on the cash rate.

Posted Wed 07/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Another rise in retail turnover

The 0.5 per cent retail turnover rise in September has been warmly welcomed by retailers.

Posted Tue 06/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade lifted in August

Signs that consumers are spending is becoming more evident as retail turnover for August rises 0.2 per cent, according to the latest Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.

Posted Fri 05/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

NRA announces new executive director

The National Retail Association has appointed Trevor Evans as the new executive director.

Posted Fri 28/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade figures flatline

The ABS trade figures show that while brighter trade results of 1.2 per cent were achieved in June, they have flatlined in July with turnover falling 0.8 per cent, seasonally adjusted

Posted Mon 03/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Glimmer of hope shines in June retail figures

The latest ABS retail trade figures show that retail turnover rose 1 per cent in June 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.8 per cent in May 2012.

Posted Fri 03/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Lorna Jane manager wins NRA young retail award

Stephanie Tam, a 22-year-old Lorna Jane state manager, has been recognised as the 2012 Young Retailer of the Year, which was award to her by the National Retail Association.

Posted Fri 03/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Turnover leaves sector disappointed

Last month's retail turnover growth appear to have given the industry false hope after it slumped 0.2 per cent in April.

Posted Thu 31/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Westfield supports Young Retailer of the Year Award

Westfield has agreed to support this year's NRA Young Retailer of the Year Award. The winner will be offered a spot on the Westfield World Retail Study Tour.

Posted Mon 16/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers take on IR laws

The NRA is hosting a breakfast series in March to discuss current and emerging trends related to industrial relations.

Posted Mon 20/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers left out in the cold

Retailers’ hopes were left shattered when the Reserve Bank announced it was keeping the cash rate at 4.25 per cent but now there are expectations that the RBA will provide an interest rate cut next month.

Posted Wed 08/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade back down 0.1%

Following a 0.1 per cent rise in November 2011, the ABS has reported that retail trade figures for December, the most crucial month of trading, fell 0.1 per cent.

Posted Mon 06/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

NRA fights working battle

The NRA continues to fight a long battle against the shorter minimum work shifts on behalf of young employees, sitting in on the cases' third appeal on Wednesday.

Posted Tue 31/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers underpaying staff

The Fair Work Ombudsman has helped recover $585,000 for 755 retail staff who were being unknowingly underpaid in light of random audits of almost 2,000 retail employers.

Posted Tue 10/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Reforms needed, Productivity Commission says

The draft report - Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry - examines the implications of globalisation for the retail industry and the appropriateness of current policy settings.

Posted Fri 05/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

RBA holds rate at 4.75%

Both the NRA and the ARA have described the news as an extra break the sector needs to continue the recovery after a soft couple of years and a disastrous few months.

Posted Wed 03/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tamworth manager takes out NRA award

Jennifer Skeahan-Heugh has been recognised for her achievement as helping some Kmart departments in Tamworth reach triple-digit growth.

Posted Fri 29/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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