Andrews’ mask backflip another blow to jobs, small business recovery

Victoria’s recovery has been dealt a further blow as Daniel Andrews’ mask backflip holds back Victorian small businesses and the jobs they support.

Despite outlining that mandatory masks in retail settings would be removed this week, the Andrews Labor Government has mandated they will remain in these settings for an unknown period.

Labor’s mask rules have been illogical and inconsistent. Whilst a person eating in a restaurant or dancing in a nightclub doesn’t need to wear a mask, a shopper buying a pair of jeans in a retail store must.

Whilst New South Wales and other states get on with life by removing masks and QR codes, Daniel Andrews policy backflips are a handbrake on Victoria’s social and economic recovery.

Instead of delivering the confidence and hope needed to rebuild and recover, Daniel Andrews’ backflips are causing Victoria to be left behind.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Small Business & Business Recovery, David Southwick:

“Small businesses cannot hope to recover and rebuild with Labor constantly changing the goal posts.

“Daniel Andrews’ backflips are robbing Victorian businesses, families and workers of the confidence they need.

“If Daniel Andrews can’t keep a promise on masks how will he keep his promise not to lock us down again?”