Thursday, 5 June 2008
That the House:
- condemns the Government for abandoning the tourism industry in a time of need;
- notes the negative impact that the Government’s decision to reduce funding for Tourism Australia by $5.9 million in real terms will have on the tourism industry;
- recognises that the Government’s $940 million of new tourism taxes will adversely affect the 483,000 Australians employed in the tourism industry; and
- acknowledges, that in the new spirit of cooperative federalism, many State Labor Governments are following the example set by the Federal Government and reducing their support for the tourism industry.