Industry Affairs

The Industry Affairs Advisory Committee helps guide and inform ARA’s policy agenda and response to government and regulatory affairs.

Our members have received powerful benefits from the ARA’s advocacy wins over the past 12 months, including industrial relations reform. This advocacy has been enabled by regular engagement with the government.

This committee is open to industry affairs professionals nominated by premium ARA members. 


The ARA Industry Affairs Advisory Committee consults on ARA submissions, government affairs matters and parliamentary committee appearances to integrate member experiences into correspondence and testimony. 

Key Recent Issues

  • Industrial Relations Reforms
  • Federal Budget
  • FWC annual wage review submission
  • Privacy Act Review
  • Trading hours

Participating Retailers

7-Eleven, Amazon, Bunnings, Coles, Heinemann, JB Hi-Fi, Kmart/Target, McDonald’s, Mecca, Myer, Officeworks, Woolworths, Michael Hill Jeweller and Chemist Warehouse

Committee Leaders

Fleur Brown
Chief Industry Affairs Officer,
Australian Retailers Association

Jason Robertson
Director – Policy, Sustainability and Impact,
Australian Retailers Association