Media Release

25 November 2016

Burgess: Daniel Andrews’ burden on small business

Friday 25 November 2016

Daniel Andrews’ burden on small business

Under Daniel Andrews, Victoria now has more public holidays than any other state in Australia.

Labor’s laziness is hurting Victoria’s small business sector and costing jobs.

Rather than being a state of productivity, Victoria is now the leisure state under Daniel Andrews.

ABS data shows that lower working hours cost Victoria’s economy the equivalent of $1,663 per person compared to the national average.

With NSW having two fewer public holidays than Victoria, it’s no wonder that Victoria’s unemployment rate (5.7%) is much higher than NSW (4.9%).

Only Daniel Andrews could manage to stuff up Christmas while making the Friday before the AFL Grand Final a day off.

Daniel Andrews’ flip-flopping and last minute decisions only cause more uncertainty for Victorian workers and businesses.