How to work out which modern awards apply in your business

Part 1 of our Modern Award Series – How to work out which modern awards apply in your business By Alex Millman and Emma Treherne, NRA Legal With 122 modern awards covering most industries, it can sometimes be a mind-boggling exercise to work out which one applies to your business. The problem is, you can’t […]

June ABS figures show signs of strengthening retail sector

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released its retail trade figures for June 2017 which show signs of a strengthening retail industry, after 12 months of softened growth. According to the ABS, the seasonally adjusted trend rose a slight 0.3 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms from the previous month following a rise […]

Message from the CEO: 1 August 2017

Last week the National Retail Association bid farewell to our office in Woolloongabba for a new headquarters situated in the bustling Inner-Brisbane suburb of Milton. While our old office had served the NRA well, in order for us to continue providing the very best service to our members, we felt the need to move to […]

Message from the CEO: 25 July 2017

One of the most important services that we provide members at the NRA is in relation to leasing and tenancy issues. The Leasing Department, headed by property specialist Kyle Swain, is on hand to provide an array of leasing and property services from network planning and site sourcing, to negotiating lease terms and conditions. Recently, […]

Message from the CEO: 18 July 2017

A number of major sporting events have been in the headlines recently, from the Jeff Horn vs Manny Pacquiao boxing match, to the State of Origin Series and English Premier League side Arsenal are currently touring Australia. In the coming months we will have the NRL and AFL Finals, the Australian Open tennis in the […]

Message from the CEO: 11 July 2017

We’ve been pleased to see further industry commitment this week, to helping young people get a leg up into retail jobs (and giving retailers benefits along the way, through the Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (prepare-trial-hire) program. As a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we’ve been delighted to be able to add such a strong […]

Innovation in the retail industry

Telstra has released new research into the dynamic and evolving trends shaping modern retail today and into the future. Innovation in Retail highlights the technologies that will shape the retail sector in the next 2-5 years – changes driven primarily by heightened customer expectations and increased competitiveness in the sector. The report also covers the […]