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Government to underwrite essential air services to the Island

In the updated economic support package announced this afternoon, Premier Peter Gutwein said “the Maintenance of our supply chains at this time is absolutely essential.”

“Air transport from Melbourne and Northern Tasmania is critical to maintaining essential access to King and Flinders Island, including essential consumer goods for Island residents. The Government will provide up to $1.6 million to underwrite the maintenance of essential air services to the Islands for the next three months.” he said

Watch the full announcement here.

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