It's either the most appropriate day to hold it or the least appropriate depending on your view but Mount Isa will host an inquiry hearing into Sunday trading this Sunday.
Officially called the Inquiry into the operation of the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990, it was called in September to reforms to the Act enacted in 2017.
The act prevents major shops such as Coles and Woolies in 23 towns including Mount Isa from opening on Sunday for five years to August 31, 2022.
Mount Isa City Council have already made a submission supporting Sunday trading and the Inquiry will hear from Mount Isans on this divisive issue at 7.30pm Sunday, November 21 at Ibis Styles.
Speaking to media earlier in the week, Inquiry committee chair Labor MP Kim Richards said the Mount Isa forum was shaping up to be one of the most well-subscribed forums in their tour across Queensland.
"We'll be hearing from a range of witnesses who have registered to speak such as the Mount Isa Tourism Association and the chamber of commerce," Ms Richards said.
People from the floor will also be allowed to speak.
In the inquiry, the Committee will be asked to consider the impacts of the amendments made by to the Act including obtaining stakeholder feedback, and the ongoing role of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, which acts as independent tribunal.
It is anticipated the Committee will report its findings to the Queensland Parliament by January 31, 2022.
Under current rules trading hours for non-exempt shops such as hardware shops are Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm, Sunday and most public holidays 9am to 6pm.
You can register for the Mount Isa forum here.
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