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Sunday penalty rates still contested

The National Retail Association (NRA) has criticised Labor’s private members bill to block the Fair Work Commission’s reduction in Sunday penalty rates. The cuts to Sunday rates were announced last month and the issue has been fiercely debated since. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said that leveraging political interests to undermine …

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Better-than-expected start to retail year

Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures for January 2017 demonstrate a solid sales-growth increase of 3.2 per cent on the January 2016 figures. Post-Christmas spending estimates from the Australian Retailers Association and Roy Morgan Research predicted sales growth of 2.9 per cent over this period, and exceeding this figure …

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NT to introduce half-day holidays

The Northern Territory Government will seek to introduce half-day public holidays from 7pm to midnight on the evening before Christmas and the evening before New Year’s Day. <intro> Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the changes are designed to boost population growth and kick-start the economy. “We are also not attracting …

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South East Queensland trading hours extended

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has approved extended retail trading hours for major retailers across the South East Queensland administrative region. The decision will take effect from December 1. The new trading hours for South East Queensland (excluding New Farm in inner-city Brisbane, the Gold Coast coastal tourist area and …

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