Andrews abandons sole traders again

Labor’s cruel announcement from last week is getting even worse with the very few sole traders eligible to apply for Labor’s meagre support package still being unable to do so.

A week after Daniel Andrews announced that he is abandoning 90 per cent of sole traders by providing them with no support, the Business Victoria website is still not accepting applications for grants from sole traders.

When asked in today’s press conference about when support for sole traders would be delivered, Daniel Andrews had absolutely no idea - a callous demonstration of the contempt he has for Victorian small business operators.

Victorians have lost confidence in Daniel Andrews’ ability to govern our state and his utter contempt for sole traders is yet another example of how he is failing Victorians.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Michael O’Brien:

“Sole traders have waited months for support and now Daniel Andrews, despite his promises, won’t even allow them to apply.

“Daniel Andrews must prioritise urgently ensuring all sole traders have access to the support they desperately need.

“Sole traders are our smallest of small businesses and deserve support from the Andrews Labor Government to get to the other side of this pandemic.”

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