Tourist trading extension no go: Grylls

State Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has hardened his resolve on extended retail trading hours, pledging to oppose any moves towards increasing trading hours.


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Well what a funny little party the Nationals are! It is organisations like them that makes WA a laughing stock in the eyes of other States and Internationally. Come on Brendan. This is not daylight savings, this is about giving people in the metropolitan area the chance to shop after they leave work! If you do not want it in the regions, fine, but we are taliking about "Dulls ville" oops Perth!

Why is the leader of the party representing the country part of WA so fervently against a proposal to extend tourist zones from the CBD to what is mainly Perth's inner suburbs? The Labor party are clearly playing the same kind of politics that saw them lose the unlosable election last year. I used to defend WA against the jibes of those from the east and overseas as 'wait awhile', but the actions of the Labor and Nats clearly show I was the one in the wrong. The sooner these two parties stop damaging WA's future, the better!

Could someone enlighten me as to why there needs to be controlled trading hours at all? I see no valid reason why any retail shop should not be able to open any time it wants. I have an engineering business, and there is absolutely nothing preventing anyone opening up the exact same business to mine, right next door if they want. Staying open or closed when they like. Following my truck to see who my customers are. Importing any product they like from China or anyone else they can think of to beat me, take my business off me, do anything they please. Why are retailers and taxi drivers somehow sacrosanct?

Seriously it is getting beyond a joke, I have never been a liberal supporter but by crickey if the Labor Party doesn't pull its head in I'm changing teams! I can't understand what the Nats are doing either; wasn't there an agreement that they would support the Liberals? They are not doing themselves any favours by being so small minded either...

South Perth
Ridiculous... Brendan pls leave the majority of population (Perth) in a position to come in line with the rest of the world/Australia... fine for you and your supporters in the country - has no effect and is proven to work already in the country.

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