Tourism industry needs certainty and access to essential workers

Shadow Tourism Minister Vince Catania has called for the Labor Government to show empathy towards the tourism industry and small businesses, who continue to face financial hardship due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 measures. Mr Catania said the Premier’s sudden ‘backflip’ on the re-opening date and retraction of the Safe Transition Plan dashed the hopes…

Opinion: Haphazard approach to fire season leaves communities at risk

The State Government’s haphazard approach to the southern bushfire season has created unnecessary angst for regional volunteers and local governments and threatens to reduce the number of volunteers available and place communities at increased risk as the season begins. In late November, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council released their seasonal bushfire outlook,…