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The ARA provides opportunities to engage, learn and network with industry peers through events, workshops, courses and webinars. Members also benefit from key advocacy committees, support, exclusive access to and discounts on their insurance and services.

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ARA Talent Registry to revolutionise the retail recruitment process

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is making it easier to connect employers and job seekers with the launch of the ARA Talent Registry - a first-to-market retail recruitment platform which helps remove bias, recruitment costs and ensures the right people are matched to the right jobs in retail.

Federal Government’s Digital Economy Strategy will support jobs in the retail sector

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s $1.2 billion investment to grow Australia’s digital capabilities and help businesses innovate and grow in the new digital economy.

ARA CEO Paul Zahra said the investment as part of a new Digital Economy Strategy will further support

Federal Child Care Commitment Critical To Women’s Participation In Retail Workforce

Australia’s largest retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment of $1.7 billion to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for families with children in child care but called for additional measures to urgently increase women’s workforce participation.

 

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION

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ARA is a not for profit and this extends to our pro-bono Council that govern our efforts.

 

ARA members have access to the best retail-focused workplace relations advisory service in the country.  Our team’s accessibility is unrivalled – members receive the support they need when they need it.  As ARA members experienced in 2020, when a crisis arrives and you need urgent help, the ability to immediately access a large team of industry experts and supporting resources is vital to navigating the crisis.

 

WHY JOIN THE ARA? 

INDUSTRY NEWS AND INSIGHTS

The ARA provides members up-to-the-minute updates and advice on important changes that affect retail, along with continuous feeds of breaking news and thought leadership on issues affecting our sector.

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ADVICE

Our industry leading retail-focused experts are on call to provide members with the latest advice on all employment matters.

RETAIL WORKSHOPS AND
COURSES

RETAIL WORKSHOPS AND
COURSES

ARA’s huge variety of events, workshops, courses and webinars provide opportunities to engage, learn and network with industry peers. Through your membership, you will receive exclusive and discounted education and 
training opportunities including those offered through our RTO, the ARA Retail Institute.

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AND EVENTS NETWORKING

The ARA hosts and facilitates events that connect you with like-minded retailers, industry leaders and change-makers. We provide our members exclusive access to training webinars to support your staff and business, as well as virtual and face-to-face experiences – including executive lunches, briefings, conferences, gala awards, forums, webinars, roundtables, workshops, training and other special events and co-created initiatives.

HUMAN
RESOURCES PORTAL

Your membership includes access to the confidential online ARA Employment Relations Management System (ERMS) – everything you need to make retail HR administration easy and compliance simple. Members receive access to the portal 24|7.

BENEFITS

Members and their teams gain access to exclusive communications, free events and world-class training and education to help stay up-to-date with the every changing retail environment. Receive free advice on employment relations, tenancy, training and talent challenges along with a range of benefits and discounts from third-party suppliers. We support members with industry lobbying and advocacy and government policy advice.

TENANCY

Do you have the knowledge and confidence to negotiate a retail lease? When negotiating retail rents with landlords, retailers often find themselves on an uneven playing field making it seem near impossible to negotiate effectively. 
ARA members have access to free initial advice from retail tenancy experts, as well as a range of online resources.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ARA’s Legal Advisory specialise in all aspects of Business Law for the retail industry. With particular expertise in the categories of Franchising, FMCG, Apparel, and Beauty– our legal assistance team understand retail businesses, both bricks-and-mortar and online.

Is a unique insurance offering for retailers across all segments, harnessing the industry experience of ARA and risk management expertise from leading insurance broker, Marsh. Major national, department store, franchise, independent and online members can access consultations to discuss the unique and evolving needs of their business and obtain a no-obligation quote.

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