COAG commits to competition reform

harbourtown, melbourne, shopping, retail Australian National Retailers’ Association (ANRA) encourages all governments to focus on tangible changes that are possible, such as the deregulation of retail trading hours and planning and zoning reform.

Anna McPhee, CEO of ANRA, said if the Council of Australian Governments’ commitment to progress competition reforms translates to action, the retail sector will be in a better position to serve their customer, create more jobs, increase productivity, and grow the economy.

“We are pleased by the commitment of Governments and urge all governments to action the Harper Review’s recommendations and importantly address micro-economic reform in areas that are a handbrake on our economy and don’t adequately meet or service the needs of the modern economy.

“For the retail sector, which employs 1.25 million Australians and contributes more than four per cent to Australia’s GDP, the cost of doing nothings will impact our contribution to the economy and jobs growth in the future,” said McPhee.

ANRA will continue its consultation with all governments to ensure consumers continue to benefit from Australia’s strong and thriving landscape.





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