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Call to spend Virgin bailout bucks here instead

There are calls for the Palaszczuk Government to redirect it's Virgin Airlines bail out bid towards Wide Bay tourism. 

Burnett MP Stephen Bennett says while he absolutely supports a second airline to keep prices low and protect jobs, he says it is not the State Government's role to bailout a bankrupt business and put taxpayer's money at risk. 

He says a 200-million dollar tourism marketing fighting fund needs to be established to help local tourism.