WA independent retailers say deregulation of hours will ‘sweep away’ small players Independent grocers have described a report calling for deregulation of retail trading hours as a “catastrophe-in-the-making”...

Supermarket chain Coles is pushing the case for extended trading hours in Western Australia, but may be fighting a losing battle as the Labor and National parties appear set against such moves. The major...

Western Australia’s independent grocery sector is embarking on a new campaign to convince parliament not to introduce weeknight trading legislation. The campaign began with a full page advertisement...

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has hit out at the decision of new WA Premier Colin Barnett to reject full deregulation of the state’s  trading laws. ARA Executive...

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has hit out at the decision of WA Premier Alan Carpenter to back away from plans to deregulate the state’s trading laws. The issue...

The issue of trading hour deregulation appears likely to be one of the major talking points of the upcoming WA state election.WA Opposition Leader Colin Barnett made the controversial decision to announce...

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has supported the reforms to NSW trading hours, which are due to come into effect on July 1, but acknowledge that it may create a delicate balance for smaller...