enex100 Sinful Sunday Promotion

With the introduction of Sunday trading in Western Australia, Perth CBD shopping centre enex100 is encouraging people to “Sin on Sunday at enex100. If you sin you get a chance to win $500 in prizes. All you need is to share your sinful sunday purchase with others on the Facebook page. enex100 is located 100 St George’s Tce, Perth. To message visit here: http://www.facebook.com/enex100#!/enex100

For a list of shops that are in enex100 and taking part in the promotion and other info on enex100 click here: http://www.enex100.com.au/

To tell them what you think email admin@enex100stgeorgesterrace.com or call 9476 7676.

enex100 is owned by ISPT (Industry Superannuation Property Trust),

Level 4
683-703 Hay Street Mall
Perth WA 6000

ISPT’s Chief Executive Officer is Daryl Browning, m:0419 352 720 e: dbrowning@ispt.net.au or Tel: 03 8601 6636.


POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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Sunday Trading debate

The Retail Trading Hours Amendment Bill 2012 has passed the Legislative Assembly on 29 March 2012. It will now go to the upper house. Both the Labor and Liberal Parties voted in favour of the bill which deregulates trading hours making it possible for all shops to open Sunday. Southern River MP Peter Abetz, who abstained from voting on the bill, said that while he had no more than three emails in favour of the Bill, he had received probably 100 or more emails and letters from people who are very strongly opposed to the extension of trading hours.

The Labor Party moved an amendment to the bill to include Easter Sunday, along side Christmas Day, ANZAC Day and Good Friday as restricted trading days. This amendment was lost as the Liberal Party voted against it.

Moving the amendment. Labor Leader Mark McGowan said “I think Easter Sunday should be treated in the same way as Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.” “I do not really see how adding another day, which is part of that Easter break that people generally enjoy, could be considered a huge impediment. The other point I make is that Easter Sunday has particular significance to people of Christian faith in Western Australia.”

In opposition to the amendment Troy Buswell said:  “Different groups have different days of observance. I was interested to discover this year that the wharfies have Melbourne Cup Day off.” “Our view is that Easter Sunday, notwithstanding its significance from the point of view of religious observance, is not a day that should be deemed off limits in terms of shops that can and cannot open.”

After the amendment was lost Mark McGowan said: “I do not understand why some members of the Liberal Party who express regularly in this place such grave concern about a range of issues to do with their religion did not vote in accordance with their conviction.”

“But people need to understand, and religious groups around Western Australia need to understand, what has just happened in this Parliament. This was not put to the government in an aggressive way or with any desire to undermine the intent of the legislation. All it was was an attempt to include Easter Sunday, a day when families get together and religious ceremonies are observed, which is part of that extended Easter period that is so important to so many families. People around Western Australia should understand that many Liberal Party members and most of the National Party defeated that intent on the part of the opposition.

To read the debate on Hansard March 29, 2012 click here.

To read Peter Abetz’s comments on the Bill (Hansard March 22 from page 16) click here.

POSTED 20 Apr 2012
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Sunday Trading

On 22 February 2012, the Retail Trading Hours Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced into the Legislative Assembly and if passed, Sunday trading will be allowed for all retail shops from 11am until 5pm.

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action is calling for people to bring their concerns with Sunday Trading to their local member of parliament asking them to consider maintaining the Lord’s Day for God’s glory, and also because it is a blessing for society.

POSTED 24 Mar 2012

Sunday trading

Warnar Spyker wrote a letter to the West Australian Feb 27 which expressed concern with the WA Labor Party and Liberal Party’s disregard of the 2005 referendum where just 37% of electors gave support to extended Sunday trading. He wrote that it was remarkable how our politicians flatly ignore the expressed will of the people on the issue of Sunday Trading. Both major parties are moving toward introducing Sunday Trading across WA. “I am convinced that Sunday Trading is to our community detriment,” Mr Spyker wrote.

Send letters of support or a new letter to: Letter to the Editor, WA Newspapers, GPO Box N1027 Perth WA 6843, fax 9482 3830 or letters@wanews.com.au (include full address and telephone number.) 

POSTED 6 Mar 2012
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Unregulated Trading

The WA Government has allowed larger shops to open Sunday after increasing the staff cap from 13 to 18 with the passing of the Retail Trading Hours Amendment Bill 2011. Quoted in the Govt press release, Roleystone Supa IGA owner Ross Anile said he was delighted with the increase. For Govt press release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=144283

For more on trading hours: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/consumerprotection/Content/Consumers/Retail_Trading_Hours.html

POSTED 4 Oct 2011
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Sunday Trading

Colin Barnett has said that he plans to allow every shop to open Sundays. “This will be a significant election issue” Mr Barnett was quoted as saying in the West. (Pg 1, 15/8/2011 Sunday Shopping pledge sparks pay rates dispute, Natasha Boddy).

POSTED 23 Aug 2011

Foundation Survey

Perthnow, The Sunday Times and Channel Nine are conducting a Foundation Survey. The survey includes questions on Sunday trading, the carbon tax, climate change, gambling and multiculturalism.

To take survey: http://survey.galaxyresearch.com.au/Thesundaytimes.asp


POSTED 27 Jun 2011

WA Sunday Trading

People have until Nov 1 to respond the ‘incremental reform’ by the Barnett Govt to introduce more Sunday Trading in WA. The Barnett Government, which has indicated it plans to introduce Sunday Trading completely, following the next election, has released the ‘Whitegoods and Other Consumer Durables’ discussion paper. Commerce Minister Bill Marmion said consumers, retailers, local government bodies, universities or other interested parties were invited to take part in a public consultation. In the intro to the paper the Minister said that he believed it was in accordance with the changing attitudes and busy lifestyles of WA families.

From Nov 1, Armadale and Midland will become ‘special trading precincts’ and shops will be allowed to open Sunday.

For Marmion’s press release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=134069

For the issues paper: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ConsumerProtection//PDF/Publications/Durable_goods_issues_paper_WEB.pdf

For more ways to respond to Sunday Trading: http://christiangleanings.com/2010/10/sunday-trading-3/

To respond to issues paper:

The Director,
Legislation and Policy, Consumer Protection Division,
Department of Commerce,
Locked Bag 14, Cloisters Square, Perth, WA 6850

or email: responses@commerce.wa.gov.au

For more info call: 1300 136 237, or (08) 9282 0777.

POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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Sunday Trading

WA Commerce Minister Bill Marmion said people will have ‘more choice and flexibility’ as both Armadale and Midland become ‘special trading precincts’. He said the Sunday Trading will be in time for the busy Christmas period. The Govt will release a discussion paper on Sunday Trading in coming weeks as Premier Barnett continues his campaign to introduce Sunday Trading across the State. For the Minister’s Press release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=134032

Commerce Minister’s contact details:

Address: 21st Floor, Governor Stirling Tower, 197 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000

Telephone: (08) 9222-9111

Fax: (08) 9222-9410


Barnett’s details:

Address: 24th Floor, Governor Stirling Tower, 197 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000

Telephone: (08) 9222 9888

Fax: (08) 9322 1213


Labor Candidate for Armadale By-election, Tony Buti: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=638538835&v=wall&ref=ts

Tel: 9463 1420 or Armadale@walabor.org.au

POSTED 13 Oct 2010
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Sunday Trading

The Rockingham City Council is conducting a survey into people’s views in relation to Sunday Trading in Rockingham. For more information and to fill in the survey see the Weekend Courier Sept 17, 2010, p14: http://epaper.communitynews.com.au/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=V0MvMjAxMC8wOS8xNyNBZDAxNDAw&Mode=G&Locale=english-skin-custom

or complete the survey at: http://www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/Council/Latest-News/Permanent-Sunday-Trading-Survey.aspx

POSTED 17 Sep 2010