Public Holidays

On 13 August I was pleased to join the member for Ripon in speaking to small businesses in Ararat, Stawell, Maryborough and Creswick. The businesses in these regional areas have the same concerns as businesses throughout the state about the state government's proposal to introduce an AFL grand final eve public holiday. These businesses, like many others around the state, are concerned that the grand final Friday public holiday will result in both lost productivity and higher wage costs at a time when they are already doing it tough. Inviting businesses from across the state to submit their concerns in writing.