NSW gift card reforms kick in March 31 – what else do you need to know?

The NRA recently participated in a stakeholder session with the NSW Government, to clarify some of the ‘grey areas’ of the new legislation regarding the three-year minimum expiry dates on gift cards, which takes effect on March 31. Some of the issues raised are answered below, however, please treat this as a basic guideline – […]

Western Australia’s proposed reforms to liquor regulation

Western Australia’s proposed reforms to restaurant and on-premises liquor licensing strike a sensible balance and should be used as the template for proposed changes to packaged liquor sales, according to Australia’s most representative retail industry association. The National Retail Association (NRA), representing close to 20,000 stores nation-wide, commended the State Government on its consultation process […]

2016-2017 Federal Budget in depth

Last Tuesday the Federal Government handed down the 2016-2017 budget. With a strong focus on the future and providing help for small and medium enterprises, the government has committed to reducing the company tax rate over the next decade. The small business threshold will be raised from $2 million to $10 million turnover and increasing […]

beyondblue says Government’s courageous mental health reforms will make it easier for Australians to get help

Chairman of beyondblue Jeff Kennett said today’s announcement by the Turnbull Government is a defining moment for mental health care in Australia and he commends Health Minister Sussan Ley for having the courage to instigate structural reform by dismantling a badly-integrated system in favour of building a regional one that works for people closer to […]

Message from the CEO: 16th October 2015

Analysts were saying that the next move in interest rates would be upwards and we saw evidence of that this week – not from the Reserve Bank, but from Westpac, which announced a 0.2 per cent increase in its variable rate mortgage. It’s not the first bank to nudge its rates upwards, but it is […]