Time for Gutwein to demand JobSaver

Tasmanian Labor

It
is time for Premier Peter Gutwein to step up and demand JobSaver to help
Tasmania’s struggling tourism and tourism related businesses.

Shadow
Minister for Finance and Economic Development Dean Winter said Tasmanian
businesses were in desperate need of increased support.

“Tasmania’s
tourism and tourism related businesses are in desperate need of increased
financial support and half-hearted attempts at asking the Federal Government to
act are no longer enough,” Mr Winter said.

“It
is time for Premier Peter Gutwein to step up and demand his Federal colleagues
implement a JobSaver program for Tasmania.

“We
know Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff wrote a congratulatory letter to Scott
Morrison that included a kind request for extended COVID-19 Disaster Payments
and we know Premier Peter Gutwein spoke to the Prime Minister last week.

“However,
we don’t know if Peter Gutwein held his word and spoke to the PM again, or what
came from the discussion if he did.”

Mr
Winter said support is needed now.

“Tourism
and tourism related businesses right across the state are facing dire
situations right now and JobSaver would help relieve some of the pressure on
them.

“The
Premier needs to put his foot down. It is clear half-hearted efforts aren’t
going to create change and if he truly cared about Tasmania’s tourism
businesses he would be doing everything he could to lobby his Federal
colleagues for increased support.

“Tourism and tourism related businesses need support now, before it is too late.”

Dean Winter MP

Shadow Minister for Finance and Economic Development

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