Bill Lang’s comments featured in the article:
Small Business Australia executive director Bill Lang said immediate action was needed.
“These numbers are frightening,” Mr Lang said.
“We are talking here of some 2600 businesses going out of business, some 30,000 plus jobs lost and the extinction of an entire industry, many of which were good trading and successful businesses pre-pandemic, who through no fault of their own will be sent to the wall by government health policy, inaction and incompetence.
“Immediate action from the Prime Minister down to the Treasurer and Ministro for Tourism and Travel, Dan Tehan is required to sort this mess.”