Yesterday GAME went into administration, leaving over 500 employees in 92 stores worried about job security. Today, Bill Shorten, Minister for Workplace Relations and Employment, issued a statement of support for those who could be potentially affected.
"My first thoughts go out to workers and their families who will be treating this news with shock and concern" said Shorten.
"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.
"I encourage the administrators to consider their workforce and take all reasonable steps to operate the business as a going concern."
The Minister was quick to state that any GAME employees would most likely be eligible for employment support.
“The Government is hopeful a buyer will be found for the company," said Shorten, "however we stand ready to assist any workers who lose their job."