20% of Tasmanians are directly employed by tourism, so add all the people indirectly up and downstream this number will be even larger.Exactly. He’s playing it politically safe. The bulk of Tasmanians support his approach and his popularity levels have skyrocketed. Of course, it can’t stay that way. It’s one thing to close over winter and spring, but closed borders over summer will cripple us. I hope these flights go ahead as planned.
These flights will be interesting but doubt they will last long if even launch (just be pragmatic) and won't make a dent in anything meaningful for Tas anyway.