Tag Archives: Christmas Eve

Retailers caught up in public holiday stunt

Over a third of businesses closed on Queensland’s partial Christmas Eve public holiday to avoid paying penalty rates. This in turn, supported the Australian Retail Association’s (ARA) opinion in that the holiday was a stunt that would deliver little for employees. “The Suncorp Pulse Survey found 35% of businesses closed …

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IGA is sponsoring Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight

IGA has announced its sponsorship of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight, held in Melbourne this Christmas Eve. The retailer is supporting the annual Christmas concert and fundraiser as the official Christmas Partner. IGA at the ‘heart’ of communities Tony Ingpen, owner of IGA Mt Evelyn and Deputy Chair of the …

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Public holiday idea labelled as ‘an election stunt’

The Queensland Government’s idea to make Christmas Eve a partial public holiday has been labelled as “just a pre-election stunt” by the Executive Director of Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman. Political self-interest The ARA have given full support to Ai Group’s view on the issue, as Mr Zimmerman has noted …

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