Thanks to John McCarthy for yesterday’s InQld story picking up my comments in yesterday’s QEW post regarding the need for the federal government to extend JobKeeper in some form for tourism-dependent businesses. John’s story has been noticed and shared by Premier Palaszczuk via her social media accounts, with the story taken as evidence that “Experts agree” with the Premier (check out her Instagram post below). Of course, an extended JobKeeper for aviation, hospitality, and tourism can’t last forever, but if international border restrictions will apply until at least June, then something needs to be done to avoid further economic carnage in highly tourism-dependent regions such as Cairns and the Whitsundays.
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