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NSW Budget measures supports women and boosts workforce participation

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has congratulated the NSW Government for its strong leadership on women, with significant investments to boost childcare and women’s workforce participation in this year’s State Budget. The ARA...

Retailers embrace lightweight plastic bag bans in NSW

New laws banning the supply of lightweight plastic shopping bags with handles come into effect across NSW today (1 June). The National Retail Association has been working closely with the NSW Government over...

Lightweight plastic bag ban in NSW takes effect from 1 June

The NSW Government’s ban on lightweight plastic bags will come into force next week. Minister for Environment James Griffin says the lightweight plastic bag ban is the first of many plastic items being...

NSW to phase out single-use plastic

The NSW government has committed to phasing out single-use plastics state-wide, with the ban coming into effect next year. Under the Plastics and Circular Economy Act 2021, lightweight plastic bags will be phased...

NRA & FCA call for NSW tenancy relief

The National Retail Association (NRA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) are joining forces to call for urgent tenancy relief for businesses crippled by the prolonged NSW lockdown. Many NSW small businesses...

Government investment to improve retailer’s options

Media Release 9 August 2021 Australia’s peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed today’s joint announcement from the Australian and NSW governments about a $24 million investment in 22 projects...

Stay-at-home order ‘bitter blow’ for Sydney businesses

The two-week stay-at-home order for Greater Sydney, is set to cause a $2 billion loss in retail trade. Australian Retailers Association (ARA) CEO Paul Zahra says that while it’s a bitter blow for...

NSW to tackle plastics and waste with $356m investment

The NSW government has announced a comprehensive plastics plan and waste strategy. Under the strategy, plastics like single-use lightweight bags, cotton-buds, straws and stirrers will be phased out, and green bins for food...
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