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‘I have nothing’: Coronavirus shattering Aussie industries

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A growing group of Australians are struggling to find a livelihood as the coronavirus takes hold.

A growing group of Australians are struggling to find a livelihood as the coronavirus takes hold.

Adelaide travel agent Holly Velardo is no longer booking holidays, but issuing refunds.

"Now I have nothing, so it's very scary," she said.

"When airlines and operators are offering full refunds, it means we're offering refunds as well, so we're working for absolutely no money.

She said she had no idea where her next pay packet would come from.

Business SA says it has been inundated with calls from worried employers.  People are advised to seek help quickly.

As people fear mounting costs with no income, there are calls for essential service providers to waive penalties and late fees and, in certain circumstances, the entire bill altogether.

And just as business anxiety ramps up, South Australia's budget bottom line has been hit hard. South Australia's share of GST has been slashed by $2 billion over four years.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-business-struggling-south-australia/51938360-2730-4608-a8ae-cc0f7bdad68f

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