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     8   Northern Australian tourism industry and small businesses

Ms M. L. Landry, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges the northern Australians working within the tourism industry, which plays a vital role in supporting the northern Australian economy;

(2)        recognises that tourist spending provides further opportunities for local small businesses within the community; and

(3)        notes that:

(a)        the Government is investing in small businesses through its Jobs and Small Business Package released in the 2015 budget; and

(b)        this package provides small businesses, including most businesses within the tourism industry, with much needed assistance to grow and create jobs.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.