National Retail Association chair Mark Brodie
National Retail Association chair Mark Brodie (Image: NRA)

The organisation at the centre of the latest rorts scandal has been described as an industry body representing retailers and fast food outlets.

While that's true, there is a lot we don’t know about the Queensland-based National Retail Association (NRA) and exactly whose interests it's pushing. 

The ABC’s 7.30 revealed this week the NRA received a one-off $880,000 grant from Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in 2018 for a project that would assist retailers to “deter, detect, delay and respond to a terrorist attack”.