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Hockey calls on businesses to take up tourism rescue package.



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HOCKEY CALLS ON BUSINESSES TO TAKE UP TOURISM RESCUE PACKAGE 17/12/2001, Draft Reference: CMR01-017

The Minister for Small Business and Tourism, Joe Hockey, today called on tourism operators to take up the Government’s $15 million Ansett Holidays Package Relief Scheme, ahead of the scheme’s closure this Friday.

The scheme is open until 5pm on Friday 21st December 2001.

The $15 million income relief is available to tourism businesses that have been directly impacted by the collapse of Ansett.

"This scheme is the helping hand that tourism businesses called for following the Ansett collapse," the Minister said.

"But time is running out and I urge eligible tourism businesses to apply for assistance before the Friday deadline."

To be eligible for help an applicant must:

• have entered into a formal agreement to deliver a service that was part of an Ansett Australia Holidays Package; • have delivered the service totalling $200 or more, in Australia, between 1 July 2001 and 14 October 2001, but have not received payment for that service; • be an Australian business with turnover of $5 million or less.

Services which would be eligible include accommodation, ground transport, meals, tours and tourist attractions.

Application forms are available from www.ausindustry.gov.au

For more information, call 13 28 46. 17 December 2001

Media contact: Matthew Abbott 0408 974 349

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Release Reference: 009/01