My question is to the Minister for Health.
With the easing of restrictions across Victoria and shortly anticipated for Greater Shepparton, I urge you to look again at the border bubble. The border region, save for Shepparton, has no cases of COVID, and the need for the reactivation of all forms of commerce across the border in a much more unrestricted manner is pressing. So many businesses are contacting my office telling me of the significant losses, particularly in the construction industry.
Shepparton businesses undertake work in many places across the border, and indeed the Murray River is regarded as just that, a river not a border, when it comes to business activity. Will the minister give urgent consideration to reviewing the LGAs, include all of those recently removed back into the border bubble and ease restrictions within that bubble so as to enable many businesses to get back on their feet and resume operations?