Don’t extend JobKeeper to tourism

The tourism industry has stepped up its lobbying for the federal government to extend JobKeeper beyond March.

Tourism and Transport Forum CEO Margy Osmond claims the industry will be decimated by September if support is not forthcoming:

“The way the situation exists for the industry now is that since 2019, when we had 1.1 million permanent full-time positions in the industry, we lost 506,000 of those positions last year,” Ms Osmond said on Monday.

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