Category: Retail

Amy Towers

New workplace laws – psychosocial risks

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.

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Robust retail sales leading into Christmas

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.

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Amy Towers

Retailer fails to prevent fall

On 16th August 2022, a hardware store pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of its workers. The company’s sole director also pleaded guilty to failing to exercise due diligence.

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Paul Zahra

Retail Voice CEO Message: 27 July 2022

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.

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