The Australian Retailers Association commends NSW Government for delivering infrastructure Budget

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has commended the NSW Government for delivering a Budget that focuses on infrastructure, while running a surplus in 2016-17. ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman said the NSW State Budget builds on economic strength for the state, assisting retail sales growth while supporting […]

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ARA applauds the Parliament for implementing fairer tax system for Australian retailers

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) congratulate the Parliament for passing the low-value GST for offshore tangible goods under $1000 as this legislation will improve tax fairness for Australian retailers. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the ARA said they have been working with the Federal and State Governments since […]

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ARA: National Minimum Wage increase of 3.3% will stifle jobs growth within the retail sector

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are extremely concerned, the National Minimum Wage increase of 3.3% announced today (June 6, 2017) by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) will stifle jobs growth within the retail sector. The FWC today (June 6, 2017) announced the National Minimum Wage will increase to […]

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Australian Retailers Association proposed further changes to the 457 visa reform ensuring the longevity of Australian retail

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the retail industry’s peak representative body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has proposed further changes to the 457 visa reform in a submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) ensuring the longevity of Australian retail. ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman said the ARA have […]

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ARA Executive Director: retailers expecting to ramp up employment via quick transition to more sustainable penalty rates

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — While the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) Penalty Rates Reduction decision, retail employers will be disappointed by the excessive length of the transitional arrangements handed down today (June 5, 2017). ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman said retailers were expecting to ramp up employment via a quick transition […]

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ARA urges Government to make cuts to concurrent spending instead of slugging consumers with a Medicare levy tax hike

ARA urges Government to make cuts to concurrent spending instead of slugging consumers with a Medicare levy tax hike   Melbourne, Australia, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) believe this year’s Federal Budget brings some relief for retailers through reducing Government debt, but at the undesirable cost of increasing taxes […]

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