The boss of the tour bus company Greyhound wants a level playing field and the rescue package for tourism “undermines the competitive position” of his industry.

CEO Alex de Waal said they had been hit as hard as the airlines.

The government announced that some airline tickets would be subsidized under a $ 1.2 billion package.

“I would be very happy if we could just be left out of the package, but the problem is that the airlines are supported by the support of Greyhound Australia’s direct competitors. This puts us in a difficult position from a competitive standpoint and is a real existential threat to the business, ”he told Scott Emerson.

He said he thought it was an accident.

“Unfortunately it is a freight train under the guise of the federal government that hits us directly. It’s disappointing. “

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