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Liberal Nationals release new plan to get Victorians back to work and back in business

The Liberal Nationals have released a blueprint to get Victoria back to work and back in business as Victoria comes out of COVID-19 restrictions.

The new plan is centred on four pillars that will be critical to Victoria’s recovery and the survival of jobs and small businesses. The plan outlines areas that will help Victorians secure their family finances, rebuild local business, invest in health and education, and support our communities.

State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish says the plan will support and improve the local community by funding ‘Road Trip for Victoria’ vouchers to stimulate Victorian tourism, establish a $1 billion fund to bring manufacturing home to Victoria and cutting payroll tax until 30 June 2022.

Many businesses, families, students and individuals have done it tough this year. This plan is a solution to provide the relief that Victoria desperately needs.

Victoria has been the hardest hit state in the country due to the Andrews Labor Government’s failures in hotel quarantine which caused the state’s second wave.

The Leader of the Opposition Michael O’Brien said small business is on its knees, with many forced to walk away from their once-thriving businesses.

“Without bold government policy many more simply won’t survive,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Liberal Nationals have a solid plan to get Victoria back to work and back in business. The Andrews Government must focus on restoring and creating jobs for Victorians, and not just on keeping their own.”

The Liberal Nationals’ Back to Work and Back in Business is an economic recovery plan for immediate action by the Andrews Labor Government so that Victoria can rebuild from the damage done by COVID-19 to our jobs, our communities and our lives.

Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish said locals need a government plan that focuses on getting back to work and back in business if we are to restore Victoria’s strong economic reputation.

“It’s time for Victorians to have hope again for the recovery of our state,” Ms McLeish said.

“Injecting life into our hospitality, tourism, small business and manufacturing sectors will help set us on track to rebuilding jobs and our state.

“This is not a plan for the next election. Victorians can’t afford to wait that long,”

“With Victorian Treasury forecasting that up to 325,000 jobs will be lost this year, there is no time to wait to implement these bold measures designed to reclaim our way of life and get Victoria operating as the engine-room of Australia’s economy, like it used to.”

To date, the Andrews Labor Government has failed to deliver real support to small business, sole traders, and hundreds of thousands of Victorian workers who have lost jobs due to no fault of their own - let alone provide a blueprint for Victoria’s recovery.

The Liberal Nationals’ Plan seeks to create even stronger bonds and intra-state connectivity between Melbourne and regional Victoria, so the whole state can flourish as we rebuild as one community.

“It’s a forward-looking, solutions-focused roadmap through economic recovery back towards prosperity, to assure Victorians that there is a brighter future ahead,” Ms McLeish said.

The full plan is available at


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