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National & State Representation

MGA represents and is a strong voice for independent retailers at state government, federal government and ACCC levels. MGA's primary purpose is to influence a range of issues affecting the prosperity of member businesses.

  • National Representation

    MGA is currently working on a range of federal issues and regulatory areas including:

    • Chain store market power and dominance - Harper Competition Policy Review
    • Competition Law Reform - Introduction of an "Effects Test" - S46
    • Inappropriate planning and development (Chain store Predatory Capacity)
    • Reduce Red Tape and cost burdens
    • Conduct national wage reviews
    • 4 year review of the General Retail Industry Award
    • Productivity Commission Inquiry - Workplace Relations
    • Monitor proposed amendments to employment law
    • Independent Packaged Liquor Licenses
    • Tobacco regulations

    Our current achievements include:

    • Eradicate Shopper Dockets
    • Repeal of Carbon Tax ($70 million)
    • We completed the Energy Efficiency Information Program
  • State Represenation

    MGA represents the membership on a variety of important State issues on an ongoing basis.  Examples of these include the following submissions, hearings and follow-ups:


    • Oppose deregulation of trading hours
    • Introduce Packaged Liquor Licensing
    • QIRC registration

    South Australia

    • Limited Packaged Liquor for Independent Supermarkets
    • Tobacco legislation change
    • Retail Leasing

    New South Wales

    • Tobacco 'Point of Sale' definition - eradicate one cash register rule
    • Red Tape Inquiry - Licenses (I Part)


    • Planning and Development Regulation changes


    • Planning issues - Coles and Woolworths Developments
    • Liquor Licensing Fees - being reviewed
    • e-Vapourisers inquiry
    • Tobacco Licenses submission