The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
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Malinauskas and Union Bosses like ‘economic ostriches’

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that ex union boss Peter Malinauskas and current shoppies union bosses were like economic ostriches burying their heads in the sand over the retail industry and shop trading hours reform. After yesterday’s sad announcement of the closure of Radio Rentals stores, shoppies union boss Josh Peak was calling on the State Government to support a jobs plan for the retail industry. Radio Rentals management yesterday highlighted the significant impact online trading had had on the viability of the business. Similar statements were made last month by Big W management. “The sad reality is that bricks and mortar businesses, if they are going to thrive, will have to adapt to compete with the convenience provided by online shopping,” Mr Lucas said. “Part of the response to the challenge of online shopping has to be shop trading hours reform so that bricks and mortar retailers can tr...Click here for full story

Drakes Supermarkets seek permanent exemption from shop trading laws for its West Beach store

Thursday, 18 April 2019

A vocal opponent of the Marshall Government’s bid to reform SA’s ‘silly, antiquated’ shop trading laws has asked Treasurer Rob Lucas for a permanent Ministerial exemption to open one of his supermarkets outside prescribed trading hours, to avoid having to reduce its floor area to comply with the law.  Treasurer Rob Lucas said Managing Director of Drakes Supermarkets, Roger Drake, had written to him (and SafeWork SA) asking for an exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act (1977) for West Beach Foodland arguing “special circumstances’’ should apply because it catered for tourists at the nearby Caravan Park. The supermarket is one of several across South Australia identified by SafeWork SA inspectors as having a floor area exceeding 400sqm and, therefore, too large to be lawfully trading outside the hours permitted under the Act.  Eleven supermarkets have been given until May 20 to co...Click here for full story

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