The country’s largest and most diverse retail trade body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed concessions by the Albanese government in relation to the Secure Work Better Pay legislation
The country’s largest and most diverse peak body for retail, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), has called for more consultation and scrutiny of the Albanese Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill to ensure it succeeds in achieving its objectives for employees and employers and builds on the goodwill established between employer groups and unions during the recent Jobs and Skills Summit.
The Albanese Government’s first Federal Budget painted a concerning picture of global economic pressures, with Treasurer Jim Chalmers hosing down expectations for broad cost of living measures or far-reaching new investment programs outside of those announced.
National Environment Ministers Meeting a missed opportunity to align nationally on single-use plastics
Australia’s largest retail peak body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed key outcomes from Friday’s Environment Ministers Meeting but says failure to provide a nationally agreed timeline and approach
The Government’s start to the second sitting period was dominated by climate change, as its headline 43% emission reduction by 2030 target passed both houses with amendments accepted from independent senator David Pocock in the upper house.
Retailers welcome WA Government plan to phase-out more single-use plastics as product deadlines loom in NSW
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the WA Government’s leadership and commitment to ban more single-use plastic items as part of a discussion paper released on phase-out regulations for
Following on from the Jobs and Skills Summit, the ARA continues to advocate for a nationally aligned approach to employment for teenaged workers, which would provide workplace benefits to teenagers across the country, as well as targeting labour shortages in areas where teenaged workers can acquire valuable digital and working skills.
The new Albanese Government has already sent strong signals about tackling some of Australia’s most pressing social and environmental issues. The first sitting week, scheduled to commence 26th July, will