ACCC wants feedback on the potential merger's proposal to win over skeptics.
Retailers are urging customers to get vaccinated and follow health advice amid rising shopper aggression.
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and NRA applaud the new trading hours.
NRA expecting Christmas shopping frenzy to ramp up this week.
Proposal in Queensland highlights need for uniform approach to public holidays.
Victoria is looking to eradicate the use of plastic bags by the end of 2019.
Overall bag consumption dropped by over 80 per cent.
Retail association boss says businesses have to be prepared when the ban comes into effect.