Message from the CEO: 12 December 2016

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

Earlier in the week, GDP figures were released for the September quarter which showed a contraction of 0.5 per cent for the Australian economy. While it certainly isn’t time to hit the panic buttons just yet, this should serve as a reminder to all of us in the retail industry not to be complacent when […]

Ban on excessive payment surcharging

The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Act 2016 commenced on 25 February 2016.  The Act insert a new section into the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) which bans excessive payment surcharges. The introduction of this ban now prohibits excessive surcharges relating to payments covered by a Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) standard or […]