& updates

Helping Australia Leave Cigarettes Behind in 2021

The National Retail Association is proposes a realistic plan to transition Australia out of dangerous cigarettes with the creation of new laws to govern the manufacture, distribution and sale of less harmful smoke-free alternative, including e-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products.  Our plan will:  Reduce Harm – The use of smoke-free nicotine products has been shown to be significantly less harmful than smoking cigarettes.  Help Australian Smokers –…

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Pharmacy Guild: “Aggressive behaviour is never acceptable”

The video of a violent incident in a community pharmacy this week is shocking and disturbing, and puts the spotlight on the day-to-day pressures pharmacists and their staff face

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Tasmanian residents want more support for retail workers

New research shows Tasmanian residents want government to do more to support retail workers on the front line, who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The customer isn’t always right – addressing customer abuse and aggression

The National Retail Association is calling on Government to recognise the mass-scale of workplace abuse retail workers are facing and provide greater support to the sector through campaigns and policy reforms.

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Retail workers struggling to quit smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disability, estimated to contribute to 13% of all deaths in Australia each year, or approximately 20,933 deaths. Limited comparative public data exists in relation to the present smoking rate amongst Australian retail trade sector employees as an individual cohort. However, the most recent analysis of employee…

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Queensland residents call for more support for retail workers

New research shows QLD residents want government to do more to support retail workers on the front line, who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The economic and social impacts of retail crime

The retail industry is heavily impacted by crime which exposes the sector to critical economic and social impacts and results in a significant monetary and human cost.

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Nutrition issues for retail workers

In 2010, the Department of Health found that retail workers (those in retail and food service) were over-represented for inadequate fruit and vegetable intake and inadequate physical activity outside of work. Unlike office-based workplaces, retail workplaces have limited space for lunchroom facilities and equipment such as microwaves and fridges. Retail workers are less likely to…

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NT Research Factsheet

New research shows NT residents want more support for retail workers

New research shows Northern Territory residents want government to do more to support retail workers on the front line, who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health and nutrition

Health and nutrition – providing support to change lifestyle

Our members tell us that they are less likely to bring their own food and they often purchase their lunch and snacks within the retail precinct food court.

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