Victorians have endured a lot this year. We battled through the havoc of summer bushfires and the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The effects of the pandemic have been far reaching and touched all of us in different and profound ways. In Victoria, we now face more difficult social and economic recovery from the pandemic than anywhere else in Australia.
Victoria needs a plan to keep our community safe from COVID-19, but at the same time to turn our focus to getting Victorians back to work to repair the economic damage that’s been done by the lockdowns.
The recovery will be hard, but it is an opportunity to reshape our state, rebuild businesses and industries, and reclaim the Victorian way of life, which made Melbourne the most liveable place in the world.
The Victorian Liberal Nationals’ Back to Work Plan will generate new jobs throughout the Victorian economy and return security, and the feeling of security, to all Victorians.
This is not a plan for the next election in 2022; Victorians cannot wait that long. This is a plan for immediate action so that Victorians can overcome their concerns about providing for their families, meeting their mortgage and rent payments, educating their kids, keeping healthy and protecting elderly Victorians.
Our plan will help Victoria overcome the most significant public policy failure in Australia’s history, in which the Labor Government’s hotel quarantine breaches and failures of Victoria’s contact tracing program, caused the social and economic devastation of the second wave of the pandemic.