Retailers band together to combat scammers

Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley retailers will band together next week, in the Australia-first, National Retail Association (NRA) SafeCity Network trial to share their experiences of retail crime, on the back of a spate of scammer incidents in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. NRA Policy Manager David Stout said that local businesses were fed up […]

New VET Student Loans Scheme

This week the Federal Minister for Education and Training announced a new VET loan system to replace the flawed VET FEE-HELP scheme. The VET Student Loans scheme includes: Limiting courses eligible for VET Student Loans to those that align with industry needs and are selected based on analysis of employer, state and territory and Commonwealth […]

NRA Board member chosen to provide strategic industry advice to Queensland Government

The Palaszczuk Government has announced an important element of its plan to create jobs and drive Queensland’s future economic prosperity.  Following a widely advertised expression of interest and a direct nomination process for representative roles, Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath has revealed the final composition of the members of Jobs Queensland. “Jobs Queensland […]

Call for submission: Australian Consumer Law Review

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) are currently undertaking a review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which is the national law governing fair trading and consumer protection across all jurisdictions of Australia. The National Retail Association (NRA) will be making a submission to CAANZ, on behalf of members and other interested parties, and […]