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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 this section—

            (a)         must stipulate the times during which shops must be closed; and

            (b)         may relate to—

                  (i)         a specified shop or class of shops; or

                  (ii)         shops generally; and

            (c)         may apply—

                  (i)         generally throughout the State; or

                  (ii)         in specified shopping districts; or

                  (iii)         in a specified part of a shopping district; or

                  (iv)         in other parts of the State; and

            (d)         may apply with respect to—

                  (i)         specified hours; or

                  (ii)         a specified day or days.

        (3)         A requirement under this section cannot operate in respect of a period greater than 14 days.

        (4)         The Minister may, by further notice in the Gazette, vary or revoke a requirement under this section.

        (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.

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