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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:09 pm
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Thank you Mr Barnett! Now bring in Daylight Saving please .
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...-1225927506565
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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:14 pm
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Just out of curiosity, is it only the larger store's that can't open late?

Do you have things like 'on the run' (24/7 petrol station with a few food places etc in) or does the local small chemist stay open until 9:30pm like in SA? Can smaller retailers open more often, or do they have to close at 6pm too?

What about Sunday? do none of the shopping centre's open at all? or do they open for a limited period of time?

I've always wondered to what extent the ' Perth is shut' thing went to

Same question to you QLD'ers too
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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:23 pm
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Just out of curiosity, is it only the larger store's that can't open late?

Do you have things like 'on the run' (24/7 petrol station with a few food places etc in) or does the local small chemist stay open until 9:30pm like in SA? Can smaller retailers open more often, or do they have to close at 6pm too?

What about Sunday? do none of the shopping centre's open at all? or do they open for a limited period of time?

I've always wondered to what extent the ' Perth is shut' thing went to

Same question to you QLD'ers too
This story here is about MAJOR retail stores throughout the Perth metropolitan area which will be able to stay open until 9pm on weeknights under legislation passed by state parliament.

We already have Sunday trading, in the CBD anyway, and also in quite a few suburbs. Smaller retailers like IGA are open until 8/9pm every day anyway and some other small shops/bakeries are also open Sundays. Perth is not as dead as some people think
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This story here is about MAJOR retail stores throughout the Perth metropolitan area which will be able to stay open until 9pm on weeknights under legislation passed by state parliament.

We already have Sunday trading, in the CBD anyway, and also in quite a few suburbs. Smaller retailers like IGA are open until 8/9pm every day anyway and some other small shops/bakeries are also open Sundays. Perth is not as dead as some people think
Yeah, that's what I thought. Doesn't read like that on here a lot of the time though does it!
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This is a complete waste of time maybe Sunday trade for certain centre's but evening will not work.
I work in retail in a big shopping centre people are given the extra trading hours for Xmas we emply extra staff only to close at 6.30-7pm as NObody is out shopping besides the Thursday night.
I do think places like Woolworths and Coles till 7pm let people get shopping after work but otherwise no need for it.
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I've always wondered to what extent the ' Perth is shut' thing went to

Same question to you QLD'ers too
Never had a problem finding a shop open when I need one here, but I don't tend to want to go shopping after 6, let alone after 9. First Born would be happy if Woolies closed at 6, she gets so bored working till 9.30, there's no customers after 8.
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Holy shit - didn't realise that was the law in Perth. I live in semi-rural NSW and we've got 24 hour supermarkets, kmarts, petrol stations and restaurants down here.
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Originally Posted by Perthine View Post
Thank you Mr Barnett! Now bring in Daylight Saving please .
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...-1225927506565
But didn't they recently have a three year trial on that that got voted out? Something about it being unpopular with the 34 people that live in the north?
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But didn't they recently have a three year trial on that that got voted out? Something about it being unpopular with the 34 people that live in the north?
But we also had a vote on long shopping hours being unpopular and despite that now the shopping hours/Sunday trading is on. Thanks our WA premier So, what the 34 people up north think might not be that important anymore
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But we also had a vote on long shopping hours being unpopular and despite that now the shopping hours/Sunday trading is on. Thanks our WA premier So, what the 34 people up north think might not be that important anymore
Well I hope you get it because your life will drastically improve and there will be no detrimental side effects at all. Literally nothing to lose at all, and you get to sit outside in the summer until 2030 or even later in the light.
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and you get to sit outside in the summer until 2030 or even later in the light.
Yes, you will have a hell of a suntan by the year 2030.
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Thank you Mr Barnett! Now bring in Daylight Saving please .
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...-1225927506565
Wow what next 24hr electricity??
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The problem to-date has been the state government prohibiting retail from operating beyond 5pm monday to friday. That has been relaxed in some respect by the tourist zone classification but this change in the law will now allow retail to make their own mind up. In my opinion the law does not go far enough. It should allow retail to open to, say, 8pm every night of the week. By giving retail the choice they can vote with their feet and if it becomes profitable for the few it won't take long before more join in. But bear in mind that what we the customer see as a benefit is not necessarily seen int he same light by those working in retail. When previously you had Sundays off you may find that replaced with a weekday.
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The problem to-date has been the state government prohibiting retail from operating beyond 5pm monday to friday.
Barnett is in favour of deregulation , it is the National Crazy Party and Labor which wont pass full deregulation. (read IGA funding to both lost)
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Barnett is in favour of deregulation , it is the National Crazy Party and Labor which wont pass full deregulation. (read IGA funding to both lost)
Agree. It's not Barnett's fault. The party that goes to the next election with a full deregulation agenda will win.
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