In Parliament

Members Statement - Elwood & COVID-19


Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton):

The recent COVID-19 financial impact index compiled by analytics and actuarial consulting firm Taylor Fry shows that Elwood has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

With many in Elwood experiencing unemployment and underemployment, this has led to significant losses of income and difficulty in covering nondiscretionary payments.

The State Government needs to stop focusing on themselves and develop a plan to kickstart the economy and create jobs.