Member for Northern Victoria, Tania Maxwell, has weighed in on the problems the closure of the NSW and Victorian border will cause.
Ms Maxwell said that towns in northern Victoria will face extraordinary inconveniences when the closure taakes effect tomorrow night.
“My call to the Victorian government for regional trading bubbles is more urgent than ever, as businesses face further hardship under the border closures,” she said.
“The premier should immediately ease trading restrictions in regional areas.”
Ms Maxwell has asked the government for an urgent briefing to understand how information about border controls would be communicated to communities and what supports would be put in place.
“Border towns are really going to bear the brunt of the consequences of what is a metropolitan outbreak,” she said.
“I appreciate the seriousness with which the spread of the pandemic needs to be managed, however towns with low and no cases continue to experience massive inconvenience and financial consequences as a result.”
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