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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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INDUSTRY

UPDATES

Payroll tax relief and small business support welcomed in the SA Budget

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has recognised the ongoing payroll tax relief, support for small business and vouchers for the continued revitalisation of the Adelaide CBD as welcome measures for retailers in this week’s South Australian Budget.

Offers galore as Australian retailers support First Responders Day – Thursday 24 June 2021

Thousands of retail stores will acknowledge Australia’s front-line heroes tomorrow with special offers to celebrate First Responders Day – an annual initiative of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).

NSW Budget provides much needed business support

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the business support measures announced in the NSW Budget, including ongoing payroll tax relief and $50 million in vouchers to help revitalise the Sydney CBD.

“We commend the NSW Government on keeping the state economy open while battling the Covid pandemic

 

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.

INDUSTRY

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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