Vic govt says tourism campaigns successful.
There is little discussion of this issue in the press. I went to meet with the minister responsible for Tourism Victoria, Michael O’Brien, to ask about how the government sees its responsibility and how its response to the disaster is reflected in the tourism sector. O’Brien is a quiet man who is seen only through his office. But he did tell me that the State Government’s primary role is to promote tourism.
We had met경주출장샵 in December last year after the disaster, just after the state government had been sworn in. It is this role that is not fully appreciated. And in that meeting I asked him, what was his view on the disaster. He was not open to discussion. We did not have any other agenda to go on. He said he had not really given much thought to the issue. It was not a big issue to him and his view was that it was in the public interest.
So I asked him a follow-up question about the role of the Tourism Board of the State Government, which runs the State’s tourism strategy. He said: “The issue on which we focus is th일산안마e state’s participation in the federal and state governments’ regional economic development and the federal government’s involvement in the economy as a whole. That is what our job is and that is what we take into account with the Federal Government. I think the role of the tourism board and the role of the ministry of tourism is in part a경주출장안마 function of how the government sees that role in the broader context of its objectives and the priorities of the state governments. Our responsibility, then, is not to be critical of the Federal Government at all. But it is to say that our primary role with respect to the state government is in the broader context of doing everything possible to maximise the tourism sector.”
I asked what would happen if we didn’t take into account the role of the tourism board. He said: “You’ll find that the tourism board will also be looking at what is the best way to promote the tourism sector locally. But we will not be critical of the federal and state governments. That will be the role of the tourism board in the broader context of doing its job as a part of the broader strategy.
He went on to talk about the issues that are related to regional economic development. He was clear that the board had to take the roles of the whole of the regional economic development agency, regional regional planning agency and the national planning agency into account. It had to do so in relation to th