10 Sep 2019

Norfolk economy tanking - business leaders blame Aust

From , 3:01 pm on 10 September 2019

The Norfolk Island Chamber of Commerce is calling for an urgent change in direction by Canberra or the island risks becoming a failed state.

In a statement it says the Australian takeover in 2016 has clearly failed because the economy is going backwards quickly.

It says a report compiled for the Australian government more than ten years ago had forecast that taking direct control of the autonomous island would damage its fragile economy.

A spokesperson for the Chamber, Glenn Christian, who runs a computer business, told Don Wiseman how tough it had become.

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Photo: Norfolk Government