Category: Policy

A Political storm impacting retail

Following the recent eventful week in Canberra, the Liberal Party put an end to ongoing leadership speculation for the time being by selecting both a new Leader (and therefore Prime

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Country of origin labelling update

When the mandatory date for the updated origin labelling requirements for food sold in Australia was announced on July 1 2016, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) fought to extend the

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Modern Slavery Legislation is coming

With a Modern Slavery Act soon to be introduced in Australia, the ARA are advocating for flexible reporting requirements. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, 40.3 million people are

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Consumer guarantees

While most businesses are by now aware of the existence of the consumer guarantees contained in Australian Consumer law (the ACL), there are a number of peculiarities in this area

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Concerns over consumer confidence

Retail sales have posted the biggest two-month decline in seven years as households reduced spending in many discretionary product areas. Not since late-2010 has there been a larger two-month slide.

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