Victorian Government announces $3b coronavirus business support package, targeted support for hospitality, ski resorts – ABC News

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-13/victoria-announces-coronavirus-business-support-package-3bn/12659110

Businesses have mounted a campaign for industry to reopen sooner than the current roadmap out of restrictions allows.

The state is forecast to record an unemployment rate of 11 per cent in the December quarter, and there are fears some businesses will not be able to afford to reopen once restrictions lift.

Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien said the $3 billion package was not enough.

“Daniel Andrews is going to be responsible for the destruction of so many businesses and so many jobs,” he said.

Mr O’Brien said businesses “don’t want welfare” … they just want to safely reopen”.

He also criticised the Government for ignoring sole traders and repeated his calls for a royal commission into how Victoria had handled the
pandemic.

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