Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020


COVID-19: Small Business

3:53 pm

Photo of Perin DaveyPerin Davey (NSW, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I add as co-sponsors of the motion Senators Brockman and Van. I, and also on behalf of Senators McKenzie, Canavan, McDonald, McMahon, Dean Smith, Brockman and Van, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  (i) the negative impact necessary COVID-19 restrictions have had on small businesses across the country,

  (ii) that many small businesses in regional Australia had already been impacted by droughts, floods and bushfires, and

  (iii) the impact border restrictions had on small businesses in border communities;

(b) commends:

  (i) small business owners for establishing COVID-safe practices in their workplaces, and

  (ii) Australians who have chosen to buy local products throughout the year; and

(c) calls on Australians who can to:

  (i) buy local and if possible Australian made this Christmas, and

  (ii) visit regional Australia, especially border communities and areas impacted by bushfires, droughts and floods this summer.

Question agreed to.