Latest ARA News

ARA welcomes appointments of new Federal Ministers
Retailers set for bumper trading period post-Christmas
Council renews Australian Cycling Academy
ARA welcomes industrial relations reforms, with a hard-fought win on casual employment
ARA Welcomes certainty on casuals
Retail on track for a solid close to 2020 as ABS results show a 7.1% YOY rise in October trading
Australian Retailers Association partners with legal firm Hitch Advisory
Australian Retailers Association welcomes Queensland Budget support, though some measures fall short
Fair Work Commission decision out of touch with economic reality, a barrier to junior employment
ARA Commends Victorian Budget Stimulus Measures – But More Needed to Repair SMB Retail
October surges year on year as retailers prepare for a robust Christmas
Retailers’ Christmas 2020: Stepping out of bubble – Deloitte Survey
2020 Christmas retail sales set to grow 2.8% to $54.3 billion
Australian Retailers Association welcomes NSW job-creating budget to support business growth in 2020
JobSeeker extension a Christmas confidence booster for our most vulnerable Australians
ARA: Positive Sentiment Sets Tone for Christmas Shopping Season
Happy Christmas – Victorian retail is open for business
ARA calls for a realistic plan – with Victorian retailers back on restart rollercoaster days before
ARA: Latest retail trade figures set stage for Christmas
Australian Retailers Association: despair lifts for retailers as reopening date set for
Australian Retailers Association appoints FabricTBWA as exclusive design partner
Disappointment and concern over Vic retail reopening plan
Australian Retailers Association welcomes business and consumer confidence-boosting Budget
ARA ends relationship with Australian Retail Vaping Industry Association
ARA acknowledges modest gains for Victorian retailers in announcements today
ARA Applauds NSW Government steps to ease impacts of Covid-19 on retail community
Victoria drags down nation in retail sales, as lockdown impact remains
Integrated Birth Certificate – A Slap in Face for many Adoptees?
National Press Club Address: Paul Zahra
ARA welcomes South Australian Government’s extension of commercial rent relief
Seven week delay on retail reopening a devastating blow says Australian Retailers Association
ABS Retail Trade Figures for July continue to be driven by government stimulus
Robust ABS Preliminary Retail Trade Figures for July continue to be driven by government stimulus
ARA welcomes Victorian Government’s extension of Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria
Australian Retailers Association Welcomes Expanded JobKeeper Criteria
ARA Welcomes Extension of ACCC Authority on Collective Lease Negotiations to
Fairer Merchant Fees Alliance welcomes Westpac leadership on Least Cost Routing
ABS Retail Trade Figures for June show promise but Victoria’s false start will create an economic ‘reset’
Statement from Paul Zahra, Australian Retailers Association CEO regarding Victorian State of Disaster / Stage 4 Restrictions
ARA retailers align on voluntary introduction of Face Coverings within COVID-19 infection hot spots outside
ABS Preliminary Retail Trade Figures for June boosted by stimulus spending
Australian Retailers Association Welcomes Revamped JobKeeper
Australian Retailers Association Welcomes Visionary and Timely JobTrainer Initiative
ABS May Retail Trade Figures Confirm Spending Spike with Eased Restrictions
ARA welcomes ACCC draft determination on collective leasing negotiation
Top accolade for Council’s Annual Report
Fairer Merchant Fees Alliance welcomes strong Government and RBA support for Least Cost Routing
City of Darwin Wins 7th Consecutive Gold at National Annual Report Awards