Get Adobe Flash player
News 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 Brand New Day Female Services in Camden.’’ Tickets, WARE H OUSE SALE! HAVAIANAS FROM $10 KIDS SPECIALS FACEBOOK CHAT 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. Gap Free Checkup & Clean* Floyd Staffordshire: It’s unnecessary. Retail staff deserve a two-day break to spend time with their families. Amy Burns: It’s terrible to think that this is what life has come to, spending less and less time with family. 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 their families. 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 now. Is your child eligible for $1000 of free dental treatment?* Ask the Somerset Dental Care Team Today! This offer includes: • X-rays • Clean & polish • Fluoride treatment DUPE FROM $5 OPEN 9AM - 5PM SAT 28TH NOV - MON 7TH DEC Minto Marketplace 10 Brookfield Rd, Minto OVER 100 STYLES 4648 0909 3/1 Somerset Ave, Narellan I * Terms and conditions apply 6 - Camden-Narellan CDA 0006 Advertiser, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Call 13 24 25 . . . That's Fairfax Community Classifieds