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'Fightback!' will boost W.A. tourism



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DAVID JULL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM & AVIATION

32/92 Issued 17-3-92

' ' FIGHTBACK1 ' WILL· BOOST W,A. TOURISM

The Western Australian tourism industry has the potential to forge ahead with the Coalition's 'Fightback!' package according to David Jull, Shadow Minister for Tourism and Aviation. -

Speaking in Perth today, David Jull said the industry would be a big winner from the package.

"I congratulate the tourism industry in this'State for looking beyond the introduction of a goods and services tax. The industry realises there are other vital elements which will promote tourism in the West.

"There are three key points that will do more for tourism than the whole of Mr Keating's misdirected grab-bag of belated promises.

"They are:

- the abolition of seven taxes, including sales tax, petrol tax and payroll tax.

. the liberalisation of Australia's aviation regime to encourage more overseas visitors.

. changes to industrial relations laws to allow

enterprise agreements between employers and employees.

"The tourism industry will see its costs cut and the number of travellers increase. Mr Keating stole some of our initiatives from 'FightbackI' but he hasn't gone far enough.

"Our policies are geared towards job creation. It should not be forgotten that 1400 jobs are created for every 25000

international tourists who come to Australia.

"By cutting costs Australian operators will be more

competitive. I'm surprised the Labor Party hasn't realised this. Under Mr Keating the industry still faces extraordinary cost burdens.

If Mr Keating was as perceptive as the Western Australian tourism industry everyone would be better off."

For further information contact David between 10am and 12 noon or 07 34 3 8666. Jull on 09 325 4282

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