SHOP 'TIL WE DROP a[euro][approximately]It's Just Another Cash Grab ... It Will Wipe out Family-Owned Businesses across the Coast' Bid Aims to Expand Coast Shop Hours

Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia), June 2, 2011 | Go to article overview

SHOP 'TIL WE DROP a[euro][approximately]It's Just Another Cash Grab ... It Will Wipe out Family-Owned Businesses across the Coast' Bid Aims to Expand Coast Shop Hours


Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL

RETAIL giants Coles and Woolworths are behind a bid for big Sunshine Coast businesses to open until 9 o'clock every night, including weekends and public holidays.

A coalition of small businesses will stage a mammoth fight against the retail giants, labelling the move aanother cash grab to wipe out family-owned businesses on the Coasta.

Businesses that employ more than 20 staff have to close at 5.30pm on Saturdays and 6pm on Sundays and public holidays.

THE application to the Industrial Relations Commission also calls to allow big supermarkets to open an hour earlier at 8am on weekends and public holidays.

The National Retail Association, which represents big businesses including Coles and Woolworths, is behind the application.

Corporate services director Jed Moore said similar trading hours had already been approved for areas of the Gold Coast and Cairns CBD.

The NRA will argue tourism in the region demands supermarkets open later on weekends.

The application involves extending trade hours for big retailers along the coastline and does not include inland suburbs such as Buderim, Bli Bli and Nambour.

The United Retail Federation a representing local, family and small businesses a will put up the strongest battle it can manage against the giant retailers.

The federation's national president, Scott Driscoll, said the new application on the Coast was a acash graba by big businesses like Woolworths and Coles.

He accused the NRA of flooding the Industrial Relations Commission with applications that would lead to a strangle-hold on the retail sector by shopping giants.

aWhy would we trust what they have to say about anyone's interests other than their own bottom line?a Mr Driscoll said.

aThey can trot out any of the spin they like but at the end of the day it's for them. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

SHOP 'TIL WE DROP a[euro][approximately]It's Just Another Cash Grab ... It Will Wipe out Family-Owned Businesses across the Coast' Bid Aims to Expand Coast Shop Hours
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.