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Keating wrong on tourism



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DAVID JULL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM & AVIATION

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Issued 13-10-92

KEATING WRONG ON TOURISM

The Prime Minister has demonstrated his ignorance of exactly how the tourism industry works, according to David Jull, Shadow Minister for Tourism and Aviation.

David Jull was commenting on the Prime Minister's statements on the tourism industry in Parliament today.

"To claim that domestic tourists who depend on their cars for travel will suffer under 'Fightback!' is an extraordinary failure of logic. Unfortunately, such a failure now characterises all the Prime Minister's statements on 'Fightback!'

"The simple fact is that nearly 80 percent of domestic tourists rely on their cars for travel. Each of these travellers will benefit from the 19 cent a litre reduction in the price of petrol 'Fightback!' will bring.

"Added to this is the fact that coach operators, four wheel drive businesses and charter operators will benefit from the cut in fuel prices and the abolition of sales tax. Obviously, Mr Keating, with his taxpayer funded travel, is not aware of this.

"As usual Mr Keating refused to acknowledge the tax cuts that will benefit all Australian families. These cuts, added to reductions in costs, will encourage more Australians to travel within their own country.

"This increase in business will assist the tourist industry - despite Mr Keating's arguments.

"Mr Keating's remarks on the tourism industry should be treated with the same scepticism as his recent claim tha£v the recession had ended. · , v y -

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"The view through the tinted windows of a speeding limousine is far different from that of a small business operator struggling under Labor's high taxes.

"The simple fact is that Mr Keating just can't be believed."

For further information contact David Jull 06 277 4631.

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