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Gilmore MP angered that Kangaroo Valley was ignored


Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips said the new government won't ignore the plight of small business impacted by the effects of flooding.

Ms Phillips used a speech to Federal Parliament to highlight the plight of Kangaroo Valley businesses that were cut off because of landslips and road closures this year.

The Labor MP said, " I told the Minister for Disasters and Emergency Management that our local small businesses were on the brink because their customers couldn't get to them.

"As these businesses were not directly flood impacted, there was no support.

"With access roads cut completely, they may not have been flooded, but their businesses were certainly going under," she said.

Ms Phillips said the Coalition rejected an assistance package leaving small business operators going under.

" I asked the Minister to help, to see the need for a specialised package of support, targeted directly to the small businesses of Kangaroo Valley.

"The Minister even visited the South Coast for a media stunt with my Liberal opponent, but she completely ignored Kangaroo Valley," Ms Phillips said.

Image: Fiona Phillips 



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