A miner worth his salt takes a canary. Canaries provide an above ground comfort when things are rosy, but send an ominous signal when the music stops. Any miner will tell you, when the gas levels in the hole are not suitable for little lungs, it is time to get out.
Hospitality is the canary in Australia's economic mine. The levels of gas are making it hard to breathe. The bird is already prostrate on the floor of the cage.
I am breaking emergency glass. ScoMo, please extend JobKeepers for our industry. Every other industry, bar none, has received special attention and financial support. What about us? My lungs are getting very tight.