This provides a period where we may see significant reform and potentially for national alignment in key policy areas across Australia.
The ARA congratulated incoming Premier Chris Minns on his election and we continue to advocate around the priorities for our industry. You can read the statement from the ARA here.
Reducing costs and complexity for business, and for small business in particular, must be an immediate focus for the incoming premier. Putting downward pressure on energy and supply chain costs, reducing payroll tax and driving leasing reform must be front of mind for the new government – not only to help the country get inflation under control but to also reduce red tape for businesses in NSW.
Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade data has revealed 6.4% year-on-year growth for retail sales in February 2023 – bolstered by cafes, restaurants and takeaway, and food categories.