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Failed Policies Continue Down Under

dcarling-rodgers Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:36 AM
Thanks for joining the dots for me. I live among many of these developments on the Gold Coast, driving past their billboards every day, and regularly question why they don't just cut the price by whatever amount of discount they're offering. Now I know why - it devalues the land. Incidentally, a mere kilometre from my own home is a sign for one developer offering $10K in gift vouchers to land buyers. The 'incentives' are just getting silly.

It's time once again to take a look at happenings down under. Restaurants are closing en masse rather than pay double time and a half to stay open on holidays.

Please consider Penalties blamed for taking high-end dining off menu.

The annual survey of the 7500- member Restaurant and Catering Australia reveals a 33 per cent jump since 2011 in the numbers of restaurateurs saying they cannot afford to open on public holidays.

Public holiday penalty rates require...

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