The scrapping of the international Tour Down Under has exposed just how foolish Steven Marshall was to axe the domestic Adelaide 500 Supercars race.
The Tour Down Under is the latest event to fall foul of COVID-19 restrictions.
This stands in stark contrast with Supercars races, which have been successfully staged in various states across Australia, despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Steven Marshall suddenly cancelled the Adelaide 500 late last year, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic had been running for more than six months.
Just like in other states, the Adelaide 500 could be successfully staged with appropriate social distancing, bringing hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity.
The loss of the Tour Down Under is yet another blow to the struggling tourism and hospitality sector, particularly in the CBD, which is suffering the consequences of restrictions and border closures.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison
The cancellation of the Tour Down Under due to international border restrictions shows just how foolish Steven Marshall was to cancel a domestic event like the Adelaide 500.
Supercars races have been successfully held across the country, despite COVID restrictions.
Yet Steven Marshall scrapped the Adelaide 500, despite the fact it could be successfully staged.