The PGAV & NETS Victoria completed a joint submission to the Victorian Government's Inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism and events sectors. The inquiry is being undertaken by the Economy and Infrastructure Committee "to identify key issues and areas of concern and provide recommendations for State Government support measures that will restore the tourism and event sectors to their critical role in the Victorian economy and
restore lost jobs".
Our submission was based on consultation with the public gallery sector in Victoria undertaken in March 2021, together with longitudinal benchmarking of the sector. Our includes a number of recommendations to restore the public gallery sector to its critical role in the Victorian visitor economy.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.