Oct 12, 2016

Questions without notice – Tourism

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (14:29): My question is addressed to the Minister for Tourism. I refer to the minister’s comments of 31 August 2016 when he told the House that the increases in the passenger movement charge were … choking the golden goose that is Australia’s tourism industry.

Given that just 28 days later the government increased the charge by $5, does the minister stand by his comments? And if he does, doesn’t that make him look like a golden goose?