Rescue package to save SA jobs

26 Mar 2020 media release

Saving South Australian jobs and supporting key industries and local businesses survive
throughout an unprecedented economic emergency will be the focus of an immediate $650
million Jobs Rescue Package to be unveiled by the Marshall Liberal Government today.

Details of the package – which brings the state’s total economic response to $1 billion
– will be discussed with leaders on a newly-established Industry Response and Recovery
Council brought together by Premier Marshall to help inform the state’s immediate and
ongoing response to the significant economic challenges created by the coronavirus
Many of the state’s key industries - from business, property, retail, construction and housing
to tourism, primary industries, food, wine and hospitality – are represented on the 14 -
member Council.
“This is, without question, the greatest economic emergency of our generation and our
collective response must be equally as potent,” said Premier Marshall.
“We recognise the enormous economic challenges confronting our key industries, their
employers and staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the necessary restrictions
imposed to limit its spread.
“Not only is my Government doing everything in its power to help save lives throughout this
crisis, but we are acting swiftly and decisively to help save livelihoods – to ensure South
Australians are supported to get through this period and emerge stronger and more
“That’s why I’ve brought together industry leaders to help advise the Government as we
deliver the second part of our significant economic stimulus – a $650 million Jobs Rescue
“This complements the $350 million we announced earlier this month, focused on shovelready
infrastructure maintenance jobs such as hospital and road upgrades as well as
tourism infrastructure, as well as the Federal Government’s massive $83.6 billion economic
“Now, more than ever, we must work together – utilising our shared expertise and
experience to ensure we protect as many industries, businesses and local jobs as

Members of the Premier’s Industry Response and Recovery Council (in addition to the
• Martin Haese – Business SA
• Ian Markos – Master Builders Association
• Daniel Gannon – Property Council of Australia (SA)
• Ian Horne – Australian Hotels Association
• Shaun De Bruyn – Tourism Industry Council SA
• Stephen Knight – Housing Industry Association
• Phil Sutherland – Civil Contractors Federation SA
• Colin Shearing – SA Independent Retailers’ Association
• Paul Unerkov – Motor Trade Association South Australia
• Brian Smedley – Wine Industry Association
• Catherine Sayers – Food SA
• Wes Lambert – Restaurant & Catering Australia
• Rob Kerin – Primary Producers SA