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Small business support

Threat of more lockdowns continues to decimate business confidence.

By Portal Admin - 11th March 2021 - Back to News

Hundreds and thousands of small businesses that were caught up in the Labor Governments snap five-day lockdown, are completely ineligible for any support. But while Daniel Andrews wont support small business, hes spent more than $700,000 of taxpayers money buying himself likes on Facebook.

There are 300 small business owners scrambling to repay tens of thousands of dollars they dont have after an Andrews Government stuff-up saw them paid for grants the government now says they werent eligible for.

Small business that creates jobs is what drives the economy

Small business that creates jobs is what drives the economy

Among them is a cooking school in Mirboo North that owes $20,000 for the Labor Governments own mistake. Where will small businesses that are already under so much strain they have had to seek financial help find this money?

Importance of small businesses

Too many Victorians are already up against the wall after three lockdowns, while the threat of more continues to decimate business confidence. Its a stark contrast to New South Wales where good contact tracing and a last resort approach to lockdowns has seen the state stay open for business.

Small business is what drives this economy. It's what creates jobs. But until the Andrews Government can get the basics right, its only a matter of time before Labors lockdowns deliver the knockout punch.

Pictures from Business Victoria Facebook page.


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