Articles with tag productivity-commission


Productivity Commission report backs penalty rate, workplace reform

Productivity Commission report backs weekend penalty rate cuts.

Posted Fri 07/08/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Internet parcel tax: a net loss?

CHOICE says internet tax could mean a 250% price hike for shoppers.

Posted Fri 19/06/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

OP/ED: Negotiating the right value for your retail space

It would be fair to say that many tenants are in the dark about what their desired retail space is really worth. Gerry Gerrard from Baker's Delight sheds light on negotiating a retail rental.

Posted Fri 11/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Regulators need to reduce red tape for small businesses, report says

In the final version of the Regulator Engagement with Small Business report, the Productivity Commission said regulators need to do more to reduce red tape that is imposed on small businesses.

Posted Thu 10/10/2013 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 »

Low value import parcels: Change needed

The Federal Government has publicly released the final report of the Low Value Parcel Processing Taskforce, which suggested any streamlining of the processes involved in the handling of low value imported parcels would require significant change.

Posted Fri 07/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail Council meets for the first time

The inaugural meeting of the Retail Council of Australia, which was held in Sydney on Wednesday, saw the gathering of a number of retail associations discussing, exchanging and raising ideas to benefit the future of the retail industry.

Posted Sun 22/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Govt establishes Retail Council of Australia

To advise the government on the future of the sector, the council will work closely with the Council Australian Governments where it will be able to raise collective concerns on behalf of the retail industry.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

It's not so much about tax, report says

The Productivity Commission has made it clear that the current level of the LVT only plays a minor in how retailers are competitively disadvantaged.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

More government guidance: FIA says

The FIA highlights that the government needs to establish a minister to be responsible for the retail sector, particularly given the key role it plays in the Australian economy.

Posted Mon 05/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Bricks burn while online sizzles

Defying the gloom and doom, online retailing surges ahead undaunted by the economic conditions bringing down traditional retail businesses.

Posted Tue 16/08/2011 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 »

Retail advisory body needed

ASGA said there is a need for a formal retail advisory structure to ensure the industry owns responsibility for the outcomes and recommendations of the Productivity Commission's report.

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

Govt can afford GST cut on imports

Documents released under FOI revealed that the government was planning to lower the GST importation threshold for overseas purchases from $1000 to $500 in October 2010.

Posted Wed 20/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fair Imports Alliance has its final say

The Fair Imports Alliance has called for the removal of the $1000 GST threshold as part of its submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the retail sector

Posted Mon 23/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers sceptical about Customs

he Fair Imports Alliance is outraged that Customs is withholding a reporting containing the results of a three month crackdown in import rorts.

Posted Tue 17/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Discussion raises questions

Opinions were shared and questions were raised during a discussion that was held by the NRA to address the need to close the GST loophole.

Posted Fri 13/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Trade union backs up retailers

Retail trade union SDA has backed up retailers in their call for reducing the $1000 GST import threshold in its submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the retail sector.

Posted Mon 09/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

No proof, Fair Imports Alliance says

The Fair Imports Alliance has received written admission from the Customs and Border Protection Service that there is no proof to back-up that if the GST threshold was lowered, it would be economically and administratively unfeasible for the government.

Posted Mon 09/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Inquiry addresses retailer's GST queries

The Productivity Commission, has released an issues paper to assist those preparing submissions into the public inquiry of the Australian retail industry's economic structure and performance.

Posted Fri 01/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers keeping fingers crossed

Following the Productivity Commissions’ call for submissions from retailers for its inquiry into the Australian retail industry, the ANRA said 2011 will be a critical year for retailers.

Posted Thu 17/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round one: retail inquiry

The first rounds of submissions are being called for by the Productivity Commission as it prepares to undertake a public inquiry into the economic structure and performance of the retail.

Posted Mon 14/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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