My speech to the parliament today …
To the silent majority,
I stand here today to say,
I HEAR YOU.
I hear you when I drop into the dry cleaners, a family business decimated by the totalitarian control of a power mad Premier, with no avenue for compensation.
I hear you mowing the neighbour’s lawn – the first income for five days and excluded from the government handouts.
I hear you when you can FINALLY get to work in Albury victims of lazy public policy and 20 cases of COVID, 350 kilometres away.
I hear Rutherglen Cats and Mitta United desperately needing juniors – juniors who can’t get your sports vouchers, because their parents aren’t on a pension.
The Tallangatta Old Time Dance organisers STILL looking to move across the Border because of your restrictive rules.
This Government’s failure to understand the ramifications of its actions is mind-blowing.
It wasn’t just hospitality and florists caught up in your Valentine’s Day massacre — it was the delivery driver, the butcher, the laundry, the staff, the cleaners and the list goes on.
Then you offer a “circuit breaker” recovery package that proves to be another plan without planning – full of media fanfare but NO substance.
It will get to less than 1 in 10 small businesses in this state, and it offers NO confidence to those who fear the next Dan-demic lockdown.
Like the fans at the tennis I say … BOO!