Public Holidays

Along with Victoria's business community, I am astounded that the Andrews Labor government has introduced one new public holiday in the form of Easter Sunday and intends introducing another in the form of one on grand final eve. A government that is less than 90 days old has already distinguished itself by being the most dishonest in Victoria's history, breaking promise after promise and being caught out making false claim after false claim. It has decided that the one commitment it will keep is one that will damage Victoria's economy, hurt business and cost thousands of jobs. It truly redefines the term ironic to have a small business minister whose first act as a minister is to do such damage to our state's small businesses. This comes at a time when Victoria's jobless rate is at a 13-year high of 6.8 per cent, the economy is sluggish