Western Australians will be given greater shopping choice on Sundays and at Christmas under the Liberals Plan for More Shopping Choice On Sundays.

“This policy will provide sensible changes to Sunday morning shopping and an increase in additional trading hours over Christmas, providing greater choice and convenience for customers,” Opposition leader Liza Harvey said.

“In addition to convenience, extended trading hours will help to avoid cramming customers together at shopping centres, which is a sensible public health approach in the new COVID world.”

The Liberals Plan for More Shopping Choice on Sundays will allow shops to open from 8am on Sundays instead of the current time of 11am.

“This means that Sunday retail trading hours will align with Saturdays so that trading hours become a consistent 8am to 5pm on weekends and Public Holidays,” Ms Harvey said.

“This modest and sensible change will give Western Australians the choice to shop earlier on a Sunday morning instead of waiting until 11am.

“This policy will also reverse the McGowan Labor Government’s cuts to additional Christmas trading hours from 50 hours to 36 hours, seeing a return to the 50 hours that previously existed under the Barnett Liberal Government.

“Christmas Day, ANZAC Day and Easter trading hours will remain unchanged.

“Sunday trading hours in regional areas will also remain unchanged and at the discretion of local communities, through local governments, to extend trading hours on Sundays.”

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