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: 27th November 2015

Aussies are spending more than ever before but visiting stores less, according to a snapshot of the country’s retail sector released this week.  The annual Roy Morgan State of the Nation report this year featured a special focus on retail.  It found spending on commodities topped $100 billion for the year to June, with approximately […]

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 […]