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Dan’s Public Holiday whacking economy and jobs

Facts
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today released a report on the impacts of Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final Eve public holiday.

Public Holidays

With no group calling for additional public holidays, last year the Andrews government declared Easter Sunday and the day before the AFL Grand Final to be new public holidays in Victoria.

Seville Small Business

After more than 70 years in small business Barry Entwistle was forced to close the doors of his Seville IGA.

Acland Street, St Kilda, Closure

I recently met again with representatives of the Acland Street, St Kilda, traders group to listen to their further concerns about the planned Acland Street tram upgrade. This plan is further confirmation that the Labor Party just does not get business or understand how it operates.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Following up on concerns raised with me by small businesses from around Victoria, I submitted a number of questions on notice to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade.

Pakenham Small Business

On 16 February I was pleased to visit a number of small businesses in the Pakenham area with the wonderful member for Bass. These small businesses form the very backbone of what our state is and build our state's resilience and strength, yet this government ignores them.

Public Holidays – Petitions

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:

We, the undersigned citizens of Victoria, call on the Legislative Assembly of Victoria to note the harmful impacts of the decision by the Daniel Andrews Labor government to declare new public holidays in Victoria.

Employment

It is a pleasure to rise to speak on this important matter of public importance. I will take a moment to pick up on some of the things said by the previous speaker, the member for Bundoora.

Public Holidays - Petitions

Commentators across the world have for some time been warning about the fragile nature of the world's economies and those of our nation and state.

Public Holidays

Commentators across the world have for some time been warning about the fragile nature of the world's economies and those of our nation and state. With the commodities boom a distant memory and the car industry getting ready to join it, it is clear we are not immune.