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Daniel Andrews, democracy is an essential service

31 August 2021

11:31 AM

31 August 2021

11:31 AM

The Commonwealth parliament is sitting this week. The Victorian parliament is supposed to be. Except it isn’t. On the advice of the state’s Acting Chief Health Officer, it is shut down as a non-essential workplace. MPs and staff apparently are deemed non-essential workers. Melbourne’s Parliament House is closed, so not even a small physical quorum of MPs, with virtual attendance for the rest, is a goer.

Premier Daniel Andrews perhaps thinks this sends an example to others to stay at home during Melbourne’s lockdown No.

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