Commerce

Greens budget reply

Hon Lynn MacLaren; President; Hon Stephen Dawson Read more »

Major shortfalls in state budget

Media statement, August 15th, 2013.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren pointed out major shortfalls in the State Budget during parliament today, questioning inadequate funding to public housing, the axing of community program funding, and the lack of attention towards worsening climate change.
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ESTIMATES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [3.51 pm]: I rise to respond to the tabling of the budget papers. It was only 10 days ago that the budget was introduced in the other place. It has not been all that easy to get across the detail in such a short amount of time. Read more »

Sustainable Economy - Greens (WA) Policy 2012

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Sunday Trading - Effect on Business

On 30 November 2012, the last sitting day of the year, Lynn asked the Minister for Commerce a question about Sunday Trading: whether the small business sector is celebrating or whether the only real winners are WA’s big businesses.

Sadly, the Minister did not answer the question.  He spruiked Sunday Trading at some length, pointing to an increase in the overall throughput in shopping centres of between 7% and 9% in the first 3 months, and that the overall size of the retail spending pie has increased from between 3 – 6%.

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Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Amendment Bill 2012

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 25 October 2012]

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Hon Kate Doust; Hon Lynn MacLaren; Deputy President; Hon Norman Moore

TRANS-TASMAN MUTUAL RECOGNITION (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) AMENDMENT BILL 2012

Second Reading

Commercial Tenancies and the appointment of a Small Business Commissioner for Western Australia

In November 2011, after a somewhat tortuous passage through Parliament, the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Amendment Bill 2011 (Commercial Tenancies Bill) and the related Small Business and Retail Shop Legislation Amendment Bill (Small Business Bill), passed into law. Read more »

Household charges - Barnett Grylls government

Sunday trading shouldn’t be an election issue

The WA Greens spokesperson for Commerce, Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC has expressed her surprise that the Premier intends to make Sunday trading an issue for the next election.

“I believe there are far more important issues for Western Australians,” said Ms MacLaren.

The Greens policies are currently under review, and Ms MacLaren intends to take the matter of Sunday shopping to the Greens membership for their view. Read more »