The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
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South Australians hop to the shops for first time in city and suburbs on Easter Monday

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

In an overwhelming show of support for the deregulation of shop trading hours, thousands of South Australians have voted with their feet and hopped into shops right across Adelaide – the first time all city and suburban retailers have been allowed to trade on Easter Monday in SA. Treasurer Rob Lucas – who granted a special Ministerial exemption under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 to allow all metropolitan retailers to trade from 11am to 5pm yesterday – said strong consumer and retailer demand was “proof positive’’ of the need for further shop trading reforms. The move brings South Australia in line with every other state and territory and follows the success of a similar exemption granted for Boxing Day last year, which saw more than 130,000 people flock to suburban retailers right across Adelaide for post-Christmas sales, in addition to the CBD. “We know South Australian consumer...Click here for full story

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

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