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Barnett wants cut to tourism penalty rates

ANALYSIS: Colin Barnett says cuts in penalty rates should be extended to include the tourism industry to reflect the fact it is a 24-hours, seven-days-a-week operation.

But the premier also supported an increase in the base rate of pay for workers in the industry.

Mr Barnett was speaking to almost 200 industry operators at a Tourism Council WA pre-election breakfast.


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