Australian retailers getting on with the job, as Amazon finally out of the starter’s blocks

The National Retail Association has today praised the Australian retail industry for its innovative approach to overcoming the red tape, cost and logistical challenges unique to the Australian marketplace, on the back of today’s much-anticipated, but underwhelming, launch of Amazon Australia. NRA Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said Australian retailers were an innovative bunch, who’ve shown […]

Message from the CEO: 24 October 2017

This week we saw the NSW Government pass its laws extending the minimum lifespan of gift cards from one year to three years.  I know from speaking to many members that this will cause headaches in a range of areas – from accounting for unused cards on your balance sheets through to regulatory red tape […]

Retailers back Queensland Government on red tape reduction

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The National Retail Association today backed the Queensland Government’s call for Parliament to pass its sensible reforms to the state’s retail trading laws. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb said business owners were tired of politicians paying lip service to cutting red tape, but failing to act when the opportunity was presented to them. “The […]

Message from the CEO: 9 May 2017

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) again kept interest rates on hold at an historic low of 1.5 per cent last week. The RBA Governor, Phillip Lowe, confirmed that inflation was beginning to move in line with expectations, meaning that spending is gradually picking up throughout the economy. This resulted in the Australian Dollar increasing […]