Colin Barnett is playing to his support base.

Barnett chances his arm on penalty rates

ANALYSIS: Colin Barnett has taken a political risk in expressing his view that the Fair Work Commission’s historic decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for pharmacy, fast food, hospitality and retail workers should also apply to Western Australian award workers.


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They forget that workers are also potential customers... all this does is take money from their potential customers and reduce the amount of money they have for discretionary spending... that is on non-essential items and will not create more jobs at all but put some a risk as demand for non-essential products and services is likely to drop due to less money in the pockets of customers. It is after all spending that drives demand and creates jobs.

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