In August, we prepared an update on the new model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work, and explained why retailers should take note of the new Code. Since this update, NSW and QLD have introduced new workplace laws detailing employer duties to identify, prevent, and manage psychosocial risks. Similar laws are pending in VIC and are due to commence in early 2023.
Retail sales continued to strengthen in September, with $35.1 billion spent in stores and online – an increase of 17.9% on a year ago and up 0.6% compared to the previous month according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
With the race that stops the nation just five days away, new research shows that consumer spending on the Spring Racing Carnival will reach $1.6 billion this year, as people
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) welcomes the South Australian Government’s introduction of legislation to extend trading hours on Sundays, which will deliver benefits for retailers and consumers across the state.
Father’s Day gift spending impacted by cost of living challenges as consumers seek more sustainable gifts
Australians are forecast to spend $735 million on Father’s Day gifts in a welcome boost for retailers, however purchases are down 7.7% on last year’s projections, as the rising cost
Australia’s largest peak body for retail, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), said the latest inflation figures paint a grim outlook for the national economy with cost-of-living pressures continuing to mount
Economic challenges continue to mount with figures released today showing inflation has reached 6.1%. We are conscious this impacts retail on many levels – as customers respond to the rising cost of living, and as retailers tackle the financial pain associated with increased operating costs including fuel, energy, supply chains, rents and more.
Australia’s largest peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), said it’s disappointing the Queensland Parliamentary Committee examining the state’s retail trading hours in its review of the Trading (Allowable