We were pleased to hear of the decision by Fair Work Australia to ease the restrictions on after school work.  many of our small business retail customers found the requirement to offer minimum three hour shifts restrictive.  many cut the hours offered to students as a result.  The backdown by Fair Work Australia brings common sense to the situations.

The contribution by school students to retail businesses in terms of insights, energy and relief toward the end of the day for full time employees and business owners is considerable.  This decision will be a relief to many of our customers.