Retail Voice CEO Message: 12 April 2023

I hope that you have found some down time over Easter and that it’s been a successful trading period. Anecdotally, stores across Australia were extremely busy on Easter Saturday – which should come as no surprise.

Last week, the ARA hosted the inaugural Net Zero Accelerator workshop. It was inspiring to see a room full of retailers committed to reducing emissions within their businesses and broader supply chain. We heard from experts from a range of industries to support retailers in their transition to net zero.

Those who attended walked away equipped and inspired to take action, with new industry connections to facilitate their journey.

Keep an eye out for future workshop opportunities particularly if you want to be across the everchanging complex world of

Debate also continues as the Fair Work Commission prepares to deliver its annual wage review decision before the middle of the year.

For those who missed it, the ARA submission can be found here. We will keep you updated as the Fair Work Commission’s deliberations unfold.

For our next event, we look forward to our upcoming ARA CEO Lunch on May 18.

This annual event brings together senior leaders to reflect on agenda-setting discussions – this year with a focus on reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

This year’s keynote address will feature First Nations thought leader and business specialist and consultant, Jason Timor. Jason will draw on powerful business and industry case studies to explore how mutually beneficial relationships can yield opportunities for First Nations people and businesses.

Enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch and premium wines, with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, whilst networking with your fellow leaders in retail.

Tickets are available here.

As always, our membership team is here to help if you need any assistance, so don’t hesitate to reach out via email or on 1300 368 041.


Retail Voice CEO Message: 24 May 2023

It’s been another big week politically, with the Victorian Government handing down its 2023-24 State Budget. For small businesses, there’s some measures to be pleased about with the Government set

Raising awareness about National Sorry Day

As part of the ARA’s reconciliation journey, we have made a commitment to use our reach to raise awareness with our members about days of significance for First Nations communities,