Legislative Council: Thursday, October 20, 2022


Shop Trading Hours

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (14:57): Supplementary: for the record, and for the people of South Australia, are you ruling out any further changes to operating hours and public holidays trading for the foreseeable future under your government?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:58): We think we've got the balance right. We spent a long time consulting with retailers, we spent a long time consulting with those who represent workers. We have the other side continuing their tirade against working South Australians.

Members interjecting:


The Hon. K.J. MAHER: We have them deriding those who would dare to talk to people who represent workers. I have to say that I am proud to do that. I will keep talking to unions, and if the other side thinks it's a good idea to deride union members—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! Minister, can you please conclude your remarks. We have had seven questions so far, we have to move this on.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: Having got the balance right, we have no intention of further deregulation reform in shop trading hours.