Reclaim Victoria’s title of the Foodie State

The Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to give a much-needed boost to the hospitality industry and make it cheaper for Victorians to eat out.

Months of harsh lockdowns due to Labor’s second wave have decimated the hospitality industry with some bars, pubs and restaurants hit so hard financially, they won’t be reopening.

The Liberal Nationals want the Government to implement our “Eat Out for Victoria” program which would subsidise 50 per cent of the bill up to a maximum of $20 per person for a period of four weeks.

This would make it easier and more affordable for Victorians to reunite with friends and family in a COVID-safe way, after spending so long apart.  

The Liberal Nationals’ positive plan would help inject life back into small businesses which Daniel Andrews has forgotten about completely. 

Comments attributable to the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Small Business Minister, Michael O’Brien:

“Victorians have done it so tough the last few months — not allowed to leave home and kept away from family and friends. 

“This is a great initiative to bring people together in a COVID-safe way.

“Victoria has always been the foodie capital — so let’s support our local publicans, café owners and restaurateurs. This initiative could inject a much-needed boost into the hospitality industry, helping small businesses which have been forgotten about by Daniel Andrews.

“Only the Liberal Nationals have a positive economic recovery plan to get Victoria’s hospitality industry back to work.”

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