Media Release

08 July 2015

Ondarchie: Daniel Andrews’ holiday plan to cost Victoria $1 billion

Wednesday 8 July 2015

 

Daniel Andrews’ holiday plan to cost Victoria $1 billion

Facts

The Regulatory Impact Statement confirmed that:

  • The economic cost of the new public holidays is up to $898 million each year
  • Plus, increased wage payments of up to $286 million each year
  • Overall, the estimated costs of the new public holidays outweigh the benefits.

 

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Investment and Jobs, Craig Ondarchie:

“This is a damning report which reveals that Daniel Andrews’ plan will cost Victoria over $1 billion a year.

“This is Labor’s billion dollar blow to jobs and economic activity right across Victoria.

“Daniel Andrews has scrapped the East West Link and a $100 million tourism investment at Point Nepean. Now we have confirmation his public holiday plan comes with a $1 billion price tag.

“Once again, we see Daniel Andrews making reckless decisions that are bad for jobs and bad for investment in Victoria.”