What’s the latest for support for small business in Victoria?
Yeah, look, I think there’s a general growing level of confidence in Victoria, which is great news. And things like the vouchers to get people out and about in the regions is good, but the CBD still a ghost town. So there still needs to be more leadership, particularly from the government and getting public service workers back into the offices.
But the other very disappointing thing and we talked about it here at Ticker, you know, when the support for businesses was announced, you know, many weeks after lockdowns happened. So it was made up after the lockdown happened. Only $100 million was made available for the potentially 300,000 sole traders. It turns out, Adrian, only 10 million of that of business has been able to access so governments make big announcements, they talk billions, hundreds of millions and, and most citizens go Well, that sounds good, sounds like the government’s doing something. But when you’re actually there at the front line, and you see what’s going on, you realise, hey, this is talk, this is spin. It’s too complicated. It’s not simple enough. It’s not fast enough. It’s not direct enough.
So we still have got significant issues amongst many small businesses, in terms of Well, what’s it going to mean, you know, the federal government JobKeeper, but the state government, they talk big numbers, but you know, show us the money?