5A—Requirement to close shops
(1) The Minister may,
by notice in the Gazette, require shops to be closed at times when it would
otherwise be lawful to open those shops.
(2) A notice under
stipulate the times during which shops must be closed; and
a specified shop or class of shops; or
shops generally; and
generally throughout the State; or
in specified shopping districts; or
in a specified part of a shopping district; or
in other parts of the State; and
apply with respect to—
specified hours; or
a specified day or days.
(3) A requirement
under this section cannot operate in respect of a period greater than
(4) The Minister may,
by further notice in the Gazette, vary or revoke a requirement under this
(5) Subject to this
section, a requirement under this section will have effect according to its
terms and despite the other provisions of this Act.
(6) A shopkeeper who
contravenes a requirement under this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: $100 000.