Tag Archives: Russell Zimmerman

Australia can lead fight against illicit trade, says ARA

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) believes Australia is performing well against illicit trade, but now needs to extend its expertise further afield. An ARA-commissioned report, ‘The Global Illicit Trade Environment Index’, shows that Australia is ranked number five globally (against 84 countries) in combating illicit trade. But the report also says …

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ARA pushes for streamlining payment options

The Australian Retailers Association has released its submission to the draft report of the Productivity Commission (PC) inquiry into competition in the financial system, advocating for payment reform to promote a more competitive, lower-cost payments system. ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman says key issues for retailers already struggling with high …

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Industry groups welcome penalty rates decision

The Australian Retailers Association, National Retail Association and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman strongly support this week’s Federal Court verdict in upholding the Fair Work Commission’s penalty-rates decision to reduce Sunday and public-holiday penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010. The ARA has been at …

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Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program supported by retail industry

Earlier this week, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Executive Director Russell Zimmerman showed his support for the government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program. According to a statement released by the ARA, the organisation has been working with the federal government to help young people in Australia looking to enter the …

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