Regional Victorians should be released from the seven-day lockdown

Friday 6 August 2021   There’s only one response to today’s embarrassing revelations that sewerage at Wangaratta ultimately tested negative for COVID: release regional Victoria from lockdown. Announcing the snap statewide lockdown due to outbreaks in parts of Melbourne, Daniel Andrews claimed wastewater at Wangaratta “has pinged, if you like, firstly positive, then it went…

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THE FAQs ABOUT THE RULES FOR OUR LATEST LOCKDOWN

WHEN DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FACE MASK? You must always wear a face mask outdoors and indoors (except in your own home).  ARE SCHOOLS OPEN? Schools will be closed and resume remote learning from Friday. Students of essential workers or vulnerable families can apply to be at school.  CAN I GO TO UNIVERSITY…

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Labor’s statewide lockdowns are killing our communities

Daniel Andrews’ decision to lockdown the entire state for another seven days, despite the outbreak being confined to parts of Melbourne, smacks of hypocrisy. Just a week ago, the Premier was arrogantly verballing New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian over the Sydney outbreak, saying: “a ring of steel will work, it will, and that’s why…

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Royal Melbourne Show must go on

Financial support must be provided to revive competitions held as part of the Royal Melbourne Show after it was cancelled for the second year in a row. As Victoria’s premiere event to celebrate and showcase the best of Victorian agriculture, the cancellation robs competitors and exhibitors of another opportunity to claim a coveted Melbourne Royal…

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Adopt rapid testing in high-risk settings: Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says we need to implement rapid testing to help Victorians get back on their feet and prevent future statewide lockdowns. Mr Walsh said rapid antigen tests, which can produce a result in just 15 to 30 minutes, should be rolled out in high-risk settings including…

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Mask marvel rescued Australia; canned by Andrews says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says the Andrews Labor Government must alter its purchasing protocols to protect local industry and local jobs. Mr Walsh said one of the greatest stories to emerge from the early stages of the pandemic has been trashed by government disinterest. He said Shepparton-based mask manufacturer…

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