Public holidays - Question Time
16 September 2015
Ms RYAN (Euroa) — My question is to the Minister for Industry. Gayle Mawson, a small business owner who runs bakeries in Nagambie and Euroa, will have to close because of higher wage costs imposed on her business due to Labor's grand final parade public holiday. I ask the minister what advice she has been given about the impact on regional Victorian industries as a result of this public holiday that no-one asked for but everyone will pay for.
RYAN (Euroa) — How will you explain to people visiting Nagambie on the grand final public holiday — —
Honourable members interjecting.
The SPEAKER — Order! The member for Euroa will be heard in silence, and she should direct her questions through the Chair. The member should start again.
Ms RYAN — How will the minister explain to people visiting Nagambie on the grand final parade public holiday that they cannot get a coffee and a sandwich at the local bakery because of her additional costs to regional business?