Walsh calling for local hearings in government inquiry
With a Victorian Government Inquiry set to examine the impacts of COVID on the state's tourism and events sector, Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is imploring the Government to allow local voices to be heard.
He is calling for hearings to conducted in areas like Swan Hill and Echuca, so that any recommendations made will provide the specific support needed.
“If there is any good news for industry to come out of this crisis it will be the recommendations this inquiry is going to make – if, of course, the government decides to accept and implement them,” Mr Walsh said.
“But it must get the facts right – and the only place to do that is to come here and meet the people who were the hardest hit, to hear the stories and see their damage,” he added.