Are You For or Against Boxing Day Trading in Regional NSW?

We’d love to know whether the people of Mudgee are for or against the NSW Government’s plans to lift restrictions on Boxing Day trading in regional areas of the state because from what we’ve heard, retailers in other regional areas aren’t massive fans of the idea.

The plan would be that Boxing Day would remain a public holiday and workers would be paid public holiday rates in accordance with their employment, but the question is whether there is a demand for it in regional NSW areas such as Mudgee, and whether it is going to be profitable for local businesses.

Other concerns include the impact of working on the public holidays will have with families and whether it’s sustainable in our local economy.

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) have started up a state-wide campaign called “Take the Time” to help people of regional areas voice their opinion, namely their opposition of the state government’s plan. You can find out more about the campaign at but if you’re not into signing petitions or contacting local MP’s, then you can comment here as to whether you’re for or against Boxing Day trading in Mudgee.

One thought on “Are You For or Against Boxing Day Trading in Regional NSW?

  1. Damian

    Against –
    Christmas is a time for giving and sharing with family and friends. Not working!
    Boxing day public holiday enables people to gather, weather it being able to commute, or time sharing between in-laws, working boxing would stop many from being able to gather.
    Then there is the worker who looses the choice due to being obligate to work their shift. Trading boxing day will kill the Xmas spirit for many.
    Many employees will loose the choice.


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