Published On: Wed, Jul 14th, 2021
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‘Beg for Every Scrap’: Victorian Government Accuses PM of Double Standardson July 14, 2021 at 6:26 am

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The Victorian state government has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of having double standards in a strong statement made shortly after the announcement of the federal COVID-19 financial support package. Under a joint federal and state support package, the disaster COVID-19 payment was increased by $50-$100 per week for people in New South Wales, depending on the number of hours lost cause by lockdowns. “Everyone in Australia believes people in Sydney and NSW deserve every possible support as they battle a second wave and a long lockdown,” a Victorian government spokesman reportedly said. “But Victorians are rightly sick and tired of having to beg for every scrap of support from the federal government. The spokesman added that their government felt it had to resort to shaming the federal government into providing income support during the lockdown last month. “It shouldn’t take a crisis in Sydney for the Prime Minister to …

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