Boxing Day trade
now legal in state
By Iliana Stillitano
Morning mediums: Lana Jackson and Janine Louise are giving back with their latest event.
Picture: Anna Warr
Morning tea set to wake up spirits
By Jess Layt
TEA and coffee is about to get mystical with the
third Spirit Express Morning Tea coming to
Narellan. Psychic mediums Lana Jackson and Janine
Louise are pairing up once again to bring an
otherworldly breakfast treat to Macarthur.
On Sunday, the duo will host a morning tea
inside the 1920s-era restored train carriage at
CakeBiz Narellan, and all attendees will also
receive a mini psychic reading.
‘‘It’s a morning tea with a difference,’’ Jackson
told the Advertiser.
‘‘The whole thing is aimed at being an experi-
ence, not just a morning tea — this is the third
event we’ve done and with time we keep getting
better at it.’’
Jackson said the Spirit Express was not just a
morning tea, and not just a psychic show, but a
perfect mixture of both.
She encourages people to book in groups, as
the train cabins seat eight people and make a
fantastic social experience to share with friends.
The intimate nature of the train carriages
makes for a more private setting than guests
would normally see at a traditional psychic show.
But it’s not just about the delicious morning
tea and readings, Jackson said the Spirit Express
was also about giving back.
‘‘Janine and I have been very fortunate with
what we do, and we really wanted to give back
with this event, especially given it’s so close to
Christmas,’’ she said.
‘‘We will be giving $5 from every ticket sold to
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MACARTHUR shoppers will be able to snap
up a bargain closer to home after the state
government deregulated Boxing Day trading
laws. The new legislation means all shops will be
able to open on Boxing Day — including
Macarthur Square and Narellan Town Centre
— subject to staff electing to work.
Industrial Relations Minister Gladys Bereji-
klian said the opportunity for local shops to
open meant ‘‘local dollars in local shops’’.
News of Boxing Day trade has received a
mixed reaction from Advertiser readers on our
Facebook page, with some welcoming the
opportunity to shop close to home and others
calling for trade to be banned on that day.
Greater Narellan Chamber of Commerce
president Adriana Care said the new laws
would ‘‘create consistency across the state for
shoppers and employees’’.
‘‘In Sydney you could go shopping in the
CBD or Bondi, but you couldn’t go shopping
in Narellan, Penrith or Parramatta,’’ she said.
‘‘It also brings into line the availability for
retail centres to open and trade against the
online businesses and traditional trading
centre of Sydney CBD.
‘‘Retailers in south-west Sydney should not
be penalised due to location and should have
the same rights of those in the centre of
Sydney, so in this view we support it.’’
Ms Care said the chamber recognised some
people would be opposed to the change, par-
ticularly employees who may feel ‘‘obligated
and pressured to work’’.
‘‘However we understand the new laws will
penalise businesses who force employees to
work or force businesses to open,’’ she said.
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Floyd Staffordshire: It’s unnecessary. Retail
staff deserve a two-day break to spend time with
Amy Burns: It’s terrible to think that this is what
life has come to, spending less and less time
Julie Taber: People will either shop Boxing Day
or the day after. Let retailers enjoy Christmas.
Kelly Munro: There are plenty of other times to
shop. Sandra Annakin-Navin: No, I hate crowds and
staff should be able to enjoy Christmas with
Nancy Penman: Surely people can go one day
without going to the shops.
Vanessa Williamson: After having worked in
retail four years I think it is so unfair. Staff don’t
get enough time to relax and spend time with
family. Before Christmas with all the extended
trading then to open on Boxing Day is just greed.
Carol Newell: So do we think anyone in state
government will be working Boxing Day? Don’t
make me laugh.
Sandra Siebert: Why do retail, hospitality and
emergency staff have to work Boxing Day?
Boycott the shops on Boxing Day and send a
message to the government that family and
friend time is important to everyone.
Kathryn Messham: And then the complaining
about penalty rates will start.
Debbie Graham: One day we will have no choice
and be paid ridiculous money to work ridiculous
hours and have no time to ourselves. Say no
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