Urgent rescue package for SA’s hospitality & tourism industry

Labor is constructively calling on the Marshall Liberal Government to follow the lead of other states and urgently establish a $200 million support fund, as well as waive thousands of dollars’ worth of fees, charges and taxes to keep hospitality and tourism businesses alive and save thousands of jobs. Continue reading

Tourism operators fear future after #BookThemOut

Tourism operators are expressing concern about the Government’s tourism strategy after the current #BookThemOut campaign ends with many warning they have had a sharp fall in bookings into the rest of this year. Continue reading

SeaLink discount ending, time for government subsidy

Today is the final day people travelling to Kangaroo Island can buy SeaLink’s discounted ferry tickets, prompting the Opposition to call for a government subsidy to provide ongoing stimulus for the bushfire-affected area. Continue reading

SA Tourism Barometer shows tourism slump

South Australia’s visitor economy was in sharp decline even before the bushfires and Coronavirus hit, according to statistics released by the State’s leading tourism body. Continue reading

Address in Reply - 2020

Address in Reply Speech - Parliament 18 February 2020. Continue reading

As airlines pull out, Marshall must reverse $23m cuts

With two major airlines pulling services out of Adelaide, the Marshall Liberal Government must reverse its $23 million in cuts to tourism and invest in attracting visitors from other parts of the world. Continue reading

Tourism sector hurting, Liberals must reverse $23m cuts

The Marshall Liberal Government must reverse its $23 million in cuts to tourism, with industry data revealing more than 80% of tourism businesses are suffering a financial impact as a result of the bushfires and coronavirus. Continue reading

Stayz endorses Labor’s penalties for out-of-control party houses

Leading holiday rental website Stayz has welcomed South Australian Labor’s proposed new legislation to address out-of-control party houses. Continue reading

New penalties for out-of-control party houses

In response to increasing resident concerns, Labor is exploring new legislation to address party houses. Continue reading

Stayz welcomes new proposal for Holiday Rental Register and Code of Conduct

Leading holiday rental website, Stayz today welcomed the South Australian Opposition’s new proposal to create a register of all holiday rentals and a code of conduct for the industry as a step forward for certainty and clarity. Continue reading