THE future of Millicent’s shop trading hours has been decided with the decision set to cause a stir throughout the community.
While residents have voted twice to keep the regulated shopping hours, the Liberal State Government has other ideas.
Treasurer Rob Lucas has confirmed the government will not exempt Millincent from its proposed shop trading hours deregulation.
Treasurer Lucas said the exemption of Millicent from the government’s deregulation plan would perpetuate the existing dysfunctional restrictions on traders.
He added any move to spare proclaimed shopping districts from legislative change would result in a “mish mash of law” that could be overturned