Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
228
Title
Reopen the Hospitality Industry Safely During the Current State of Emergency
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on the hospitality industry, their staff, suppliers, and customers.

Data shows that restaurants, pubs and bars have not been the source of COVID-19 infections and that the hospitality industry has previously put in place appropriate measures to manage any outbreak with social distancing, crowd limits and by recording customer details.

The hospitality sector should be free to re-open with appropriate measures in place, which would allow them to re-employ some of the 68,000 people who have lost their jobs, and to serve their local communities.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to allow the hospitality sector to reopen safely with previous Stage Two restrictions being the maximum imposed.
Closing Date
2020-11-26
Not tabled signatures
3847
Total signatures including previously tabled
3847
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Sponsor
Mr Tim Quilty