Victorian family businesses are continuing to be slugged by increased costs and charges under the Andrews Labor Government.
Times are getting tougher for businesses as Labor continues to impose never-ending costs, impacting family businesses to the point where they must decide whether they can afford their staff.
WorkCover premiums are soaring like never before as regional businesses are reporting a rise of almost 80 per cent since last year, which is double what businesses were going to be charged due to the Andrews Government’s financial mismanagement of the WorkCover scheme.
While family businesses struggle to stay afloat, WorkSafe executives have given themselves the green light to pocket an additional $42,000, in salary taking their annual salaries to $310,000.
To make matters worse, Victorian taxpayers have had to fork out $1.3 billion over recent years in a WorkCover rescue package due to Labor’s financial mismanagement.
As these rises only continue to escalate with no end in sight, hardworking Victorians are struggling to support their families and put food on the table.
According to Horsham Foodbank, 867 Individuals in need attended the centre on behalf of themselves and their families, some of whom needed to come back many times.
Foodbank reported that 2,101 Victorian families were provided with food this year, which just highlights that Victorians cannot afford a life under Labor.
The Labor government needs financial discipline with taxes, debt and cost of living pressures continuing to rise, Victorians cannot survive.