Jobs On The Line For New Public Holiday

Facts

The Australian Industry Group today released a report on the impacts of Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final Eve public holiday.

Key findings:

·        Three quarters (approximately 158,000) of businesses surveyed are expected to close for the entire day

·        $1 billion in lost or deferred sales

·        Closed businesses will still be left with $500 million in wages cost

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises Neale Burgess

“Daniel Andrews’ reckless decision will cost Victoria $1.5 billion and will mean three out of four businesses are expected to close.

“The closure of 158,000 businesses means thousands and thousands of Victorians will lose pay because of Daniel Andrews’ thought bubble.”