Australian Minister comments on GAME situation

Bill Shorten MP has expressed his concern over the potential loss of 500 jobs from GAME Australia, but says he is ‘hopeful’ a buyer can be found.

Shorten is the Minister forthe Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation. He issued a statement today via the department’s media centre.

It read: "My first thoughts go out to workers and their families who will be treating this news with shock and concern.I have asked my Department to make contact with the administrators and I am monitoring the situation closely."

"I understand the administrators intend to operate on a business-as-usual basis insofar as this is possible and obviously this is welcome news."

"The Government is hopeful a buyer will be found for the company however we stand ready to assist any workers who lose their job."

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