Monday, 25 June 2018
An audit, conducted by SafeWork SA, has revealed a number of independent retailers -which are bigger than 400 square metres - have been trading before 11am on Sundays, after 5pm on weekends, and also on public holidays.
“Clearly, by their actions, they have shown that customers want them to open and workers are willing and able to work - so why on earth should trading laws stop them from trading when they want to?”
“The Government’s position is clear. Shops should be allowed to trade when they want to and our proposed reforms will provide this freedom of choice.”
Treasurer Lucas said that at this stage the Government would not seek to prosecute supermarkets in breach of the complicated laws because it preferred to remove restrictions on trading hours.
Treasurer Lucas will introduce to State Parliament the Retail Trading Bill 2018 on the next sitting day on July 3.
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