Deregulation pledge

SUNDAY and public holiday trading could expand to Millicent with the State Liberals pledging to deregulate the state despite overwhelming community opposition against shop trading hour expansion.

The Opposition has pledged to introduce amendments to the law, which would allow Millicent’s three regulated retailers to open from midnight to 9pm every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.

Earlier this year, Millicent residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of retaining the current shop trading hours with more than 72pc of residents in support of the town’s rare regulated shopping regime.

Mr Marshall told The South


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