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.
ARA welcomes Federal Budget support for business and investment in skills
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the focus on addressing skills shortages and tax cuts for business and low and middle income earners in tonight’s 2021-22 Federal Budget but called for further support for businesses that remain distressed by the uneven recovery.
ARA welcomes Government’s ATO debt recovery changes for small business
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s changes allowing small businesses to pause or modify Australian Tax Office (ATO) debt recovery actions through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
ABS confirms healthy retail sales in March, despite a fall in supermarket spending
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has confirmed $30.7 billion was spent in stores and online in March – a 2.2% increase on the same time last year. Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra said while year on year sales growth is still positive, it’s significantly lower than previous months
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION
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?
RETAIL WORKSHOPS AND
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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