Sunday trading coming to Warwick and Stanthorpe from July

Major stores in Warwick and Stanthorpe will be able to trade on Sundays and public holidays from next month, following a landmark decision handed down by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.  The QIRC ruled in favour of parallel applications brought by the NRA for the two centres, saying Sunday trading would boost employment, increase consumer […]

Message from the CEO: 17 October 2016

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

Love it or loathe it – it’s no secret that 90s fashion has been seeping into fashion stores all year. I wonder how many teenage girls even realise they’re dressing exactly like their mums did back in their heyday! But the real irony for south-east Queensland retailers selling out of Rachel’s, Phoebe’s and Monica’s favourite […]

Harmonised trading hours one step closer as SEQ hearing begins

The National Retail Association (NRA) is today making its case to allow all shops in south east Queensland to open from 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, during the first day of an anticipated three-week hearing in front of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC). If successful, the NRA’s bid, which was lodged late in […]