In Parliament

Members Statement - LGBTIQ+ Business Support



Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton):

Despite hollow words, this Labor Government has let the LGBTIQ+ community down.

There has been a 24.9 per cent cut to LGBTIQ+ and equality programs in the budget. The cuts mean a change from $7.6 million last financial year to just $5.7 million this financial year.

In a recent Parliamentary hearing, the Minister confirmed that Labor will only be giving ‘small support’ for LGBTIQ+ programs this financial year, despite the community suffering ongoing and crippling lockdowns.

The rainbow community deserves more than hollow words.

The community, made up of thousands of hardworking small business owners, deserve real support right now.