QLD: Joint effort to address knife violence

The National Retail Association has joined with the Queensland Police Minister to launch a new knife crime prevention campaign...

The National Retail Association has joined with the Queensland Police Minister to launch a new knife crime prevention campaign ‘End Knife Violence’ aligned to new laws restricting the sale of knives and other items. The new laws will come into effect 1 September this year, with retailers being encouraged to...

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Strengthening Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Retail Businesses: A Vital Initiative by the Albanese Government

In response to the mounting cyber threats faced by small and medium businesses, the National Retail Association welcomes the...

In response to the mounting cyber threats faced by small and medium businesses, the National Retail Association welcomes the Australian Cyber Security Strategy introduced by the Albanese Government. Under the leadership of Minister for Cyber Security, Clare O'Neil, this comprehensive strategy, offers support for businesses vulnerable to cyber incidents,...

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Combatting Emerging Scams During the Holiday Season

Safeguarding Your Business and Finances: A Comprehensive Guide to Combatting Emerging Scams During the Holiday Season As the holiday shopping...

Safeguarding Your Business and Finances: A Comprehensive Guide to Combatting Emerging Scams During the Holiday Season As the holiday shopping season unfolds with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas approaching, the risk of cybercrime and scams heightens. Also on the horizon is Scams Awareness Week (27 November – 1 December...

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Empowering Retail Communities to Combat Crime this Holiday Season

The National Retail Association is working with retailers, industry experts, police and justice representatives to support businesses in taking...

The National Retail Association is working with retailers, industry experts, police and justice representatives to support businesses in taking proactive measures against retail crime. Last week, Deputy CEO and Director of NRA Legal, Lindsay Carroll joined the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) at their Customer Aggression and Violence...

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Retailers welcome legislation to protect community from knife violence

The National Retail Association has welcomed the announcement from the Palaszczuk Government, which will seek to introduce new laws...

The National Retail Association has welcomed the announcement from the Palaszczuk Government, which will seek to introduce new laws to Parliament to restrict the sale of knives, certain other bladed items, and replica firearms (including gel blasters) to juveniles, in a commitment to protect the community and further combat...

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Exploring the Role of Artificial Intelligence in a Retail Crime Setting with Professor Michael Townsley

The National Retail Association is pleased to have been joined last month by Queensland Small Business Commissioner, Dominique Lamb,...

The National Retail Association is pleased to have been joined last month by Queensland Small Business Commissioner, Dominique Lamb, and our Crime Consultant, Professor Michael Townsley, at the free online session for retail and loss prevention specialists. Attendees received updates on the latest criminology research, the current retail crime...

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High Visibility Policing Strategy Tackling Youth Crime Across QLD

Outstanding results for community safety from Queensland Police Operation Queensland Police have reported positive results since the launch of Operation...

Outstanding results for community safety from Queensland Police Operation Queensland Police have reported positive results since the launch of Operation Victor Unison on 1 March 2023. The operation uses high-visibility policing to prevent, disrupt, and investigate youth crime in targeted locations across Queensland, including shopping centres, business and retail precincts, public...

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Exploring Retail Crime Trends: Impacts and Insights

The 2022 Australia and New Zealand Retail Crime Study is a game-changer for loss prevention specialists and the retail...

The 2022 Australia and New Zealand Retail Crime Study is a game-changer for loss prevention specialists and the retail community. The study offers a contemporary academic and statistical analysis of current crime trends. The National Retail Association is proud to be working with subject matter expert Professor Michael Townsley,...

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Exploring Retail Crime Prevention Strategies with Professor Michael Townsley

The 2022 Australia and New Zealand Retail Crime Study is a game-changer for loss prevention specialists and the retail...

The 2022 Australia and New Zealand Retail Crime Study is a game-changer for loss prevention specialists and the retail community. The study offers a contemporary academic and statistical analysis of current crime trends. The National Retail Association is proud to be working with subject matter expert Professor Michael Townsley,...

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National Police Remembrance Day

The National Retail Association expresses our support and gratitude today, on National Police Remembrance Day. Each year on September 29,...

The National Retail Association expresses our support and gratitude today, on National Police Remembrance Day. Each year on September 29, communities across Australia, and the Pacific, pause to reflect, and remember Police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and the officers who continue to selflessly protect our community. National Retail...

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Retail Crime Statistics: Assault and Theft

Within each State and Territory, Police report retail crime-related offences under different names and use different timelines to record data,...

Within each State and Territory, Police report retail crime-related offences under different names and use different timelines to record data, such as offences occurring annually or monthly. Therefore, it is difficult to track retail crime trends on a national level. This document collates State and Territory Police crime statistics to chart...

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Retail workers and business owners deserve better protection from violence

The National Retail Association has expressed disappointment with the meagre sentence handed to the first person convicted under laws...

The National Retail Association has expressed disappointment with the meagre sentence handed to the first person convicted under laws supposedly designed to protect retail workers from violence. National Retail Association's Director – Policy, David Stout, said retail business owners and their employees had been watching the case closely, hoping to...

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Retailers welcome stronger penalties for customer abuse

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the introduction of the Assaults on Retail Workers Bill in the New...

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the introduction of the Assaults on Retail Workers Bill in the New South Wales Parliament, saying tougher penalties will better protect front line workers from customer abuse. New South Wales is the second State to introduce regulations, after the South Australian Government introduced...

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Look out for counterfeit cash this Christmas season

Retailers have reported a recent rise in the frequency and quality of counterfeit banknotes. Overall, counterfeiting is at its lowest...

Retailers have reported a recent rise in the frequency and quality of counterfeit banknotes. Overall, counterfeiting is at its lowest level in a decade. This decline is due to fewer transactions being made with cash, COVID-19 lockdowns, the rollout of a new banknote series with upgraded security features, and ongoing...

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Retailers urged to offer on-the-spot interviews to fill the staff shortages ahead of Christmas

Sending through your expressions of interest through an online job board may become a thing of the past in...

Sending through your expressions of interest through an online job board may become a thing of the past in the retail industry as Australia is seeing one of its tightest jobs markets in nearly 50 years With the unemployment rate at a record low of 3.5%, dozens of retailers are...

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Retailers call for greater sexual harassment prevention resourcing

Peak industry body the National Retail Association has said the industry needs greater resourcing and consistent legislation to prevent...

Peak industry body the National Retail Association has said the industry needs greater resourcing and consistent legislation to prevent sexual harassment towards retail staff. A review by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission revealed some businesses are inadequately positioned to uphold the state’s unique laws that make sexual...

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