Retail Voice CEO Message: 17 August 2022

Father’s Day is less than three weeks away – the last gift-giving event before Christmas – and our forecasts with Roy Morgan show Australians will spend $735 million on presents this year. The projections are down 7.7% on last year, which is understandable given the current economic environment. 42% of those surveyed said the current cost of living challenges will impact how much they’ll spend.

While retail sales remain strong, the concern is that with inflation yet to peak and more interest rate rises on the way, consumers will be squeezed when it comes to their discretionary purchases.

The ARA has taken an important step on its reconciliation journey, launching our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which outlines the initiatives we’ll deliver to increase opportunities for First Nations businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers. The launch of the RAP also coincides with our support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and for the Prime Minister’s planned referendum to establish a First Nations’ Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution.



Brisbane Christmas Trading Hours

With Christmas just around the corner, spare time seems to be in very short supply. To accommodate this seasonal flurry, Brisbane’s major shopping centres have extended their opening hours, giving

Sydney Christmas Trading Hours

As we rapidly approach the festive season, with Christmas merely days away, the urgency to finalise our holiday shopping intensifies. Recognising this seasonal hustle, numerous prominent shopping centres in Sydney

Perth Christmas Trading Hours

With Christmas swiftly approaching, Perth’s bustling shopping scene is ready to accommodate your festive shopping needs. In a boost for holiday shoppers, Perth’s major shopping centers are extending their hours,