Investment and Tourism

May 24, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has called on the Berejiklian Barilaro Government to proceed with an opening date for the NSW Ski Season, as Victoria and New Zealand have announced opening dates and time frames for their ski seasons.  Labor says the Government must provide a clear plan for the lifting of restrictions for tour operators, with goals for both tourism operators and tourists to work towards.

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May 20, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has welcomed the lifting of regional travel restrictions from next month, but has urged the Berejiklian Government to deliver a strong marketing campaign and a comprehensive plan for tourism across NSW to provide clarity and appropriate health advice to both tourism operators and visitors.
 
Both visitors to our regions and tourism operators need to know that there is a clear plan which includes

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May 7, 2020

As Destination NSW prepares to welcome a new CEO today, NSW Labor has renewed calls for an official recovery plan to help regional communities survive amid a tourism crisis.   

Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism Jenny Aitchison has urged incoming CEO Steve Cox to make it his first priority to develop a tourism strategy to guide the industry’s recovery post COVID-19.
Businesses owners were already grappling with a...

April 20, 2020

NSW Labor has welcomed the Federal Government’s call to have internet giants, including Google and Facebook, share their advertising revenue and pay Australian media companies for news.

Labor Shadow Minister for Investment, Tourism and Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison said the decision could provide a much-needed boost to struggling regional media, and must be fast-tracked due to pressure on regional newspapers.
 
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April 10, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the NSW Government over a report released this week by the NSW Auditor General which shows funding for major events in regional NSW was slashed by the Government’s key tourism agency, Destination NSW (DNSW), despite going through the state’s worst drought in history.

Major Events in Regional NSW received less than 5 per cent of the...

April 9, 2020

With Easter 2020 set to be unlike any other, NSW Labor has issued a plea to holidaymakers to support regional communities online as they stay at home. 
 
Labor Leader Jodi McKay said it is important to support small businesses across regional NSW during what should have been one of their busiest times of the year. 
 
“It is crucial that we all stay home this long weekend to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Ms McKay warned. 
 
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March 1, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government for failing the regional tourism sector, after it was revealed the Regional Tourism Awards have been cancelled due to the failure to find a Major Partner.

Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism Jenny Aitchison MP called on the Government to sponsor the awards to enable them to go ahead this year. 

The Awards which commenced in 2004 (originally known as...

February 5, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition is calling on the Government to immediately implement a marketing campaign to help towns on the South Coast grappling with a tourism crisis in the wake of the recent bushfires and ongoing drought.
 
The South Coast is notoriously busy with summer tourists, boosting the local economy however business owners are struggling with a significant financial loss during what is usually their busiest time.
 
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January 18, 2020


The NSW Labor Opposition has demanded the Berejiklian Government immediately implement a marketing campaign to help towns grappling with a tourism crisis in the wake of the recent bushfires and ongoing drought.
 
Labor Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism Jenny Aitchison said many businesses owners are struggling with a significant economic loss during what is usually their busiest time.
 
“I have spoken to accommodatio...

October 18, 2019


The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Berejiklian Government for putting the State’s visitor economy at risk through toxic infighting that has claimed the scalp of the $460,000-a-year Destination NSW CEO.
 
Infighting between Liberal Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Tourism Minister Stuart Ayers has reached a new level of farce after Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase quit her job two years before her contract expired....

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