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  • July 2019
    15-Jul-2019
    Retail events

    Have you secured your tickets to the 2019 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards?

    The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are proud to host this year’s annual 2019 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards on August 15 at Myer Mural Hall, Melbourne. Join us at this prestigious breakfast event, where you will have the opportunity to network with fellow industry peers and hear from renowned keynote speaker and consumer futurist, Amand...

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    05-Jul-2019
    Policy

    “JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED:” ARA LAUDS PASSAGE OF MORRISON GOVT TAX CUTS

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association, Russell Zimmerman, has congratulated the Senate for passing the Morrison government’s $158bn tax relief package, saying it will “kickstart the economy.” Speaking after the Senate passed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s tax cut package in full, Mr Zimmerman said the combined effect ...

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    04-Jul-2019
    Trade figures

    MAY ABS RETAIL TRADE FIGURES A “POST-ELECTION RAY OF SUNSHINE”

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association, Russell Zimmerman, said May trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, showing reasonable annual growth of 2.44% with Queensland (4.75%) and Victoria (4.21%) posting healthy year-on-year increases, shone a “post-election ray of sunshine” that he hoped would ...

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    04-Jul-2019
    Media Release

    “A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR CONSUMER SPENDING:” ARA WELCOMES INTEREST RATE RELIEF

    The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association, Russell Zimmerman, has welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut official interest rates by 25 basis points, or a quarter of one percent. Speaking after the RBA delivered its decision – the second reduction in as many months – Mr Zimmerman said it would deliver...

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