Comment attributable to Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien
Today Victorians have been betrayed; robbed of hope the Andrews Labor Government is getting this crisis under control or is competent to do so.
Daniel Andrews promised a roadmap out of lockdown, but instead we've got a plan for more lockdowns. Labor is only offering Victorians more job losses, more businesses forced to close their doors for good and more sacrifices by each and every Victorian.
Many families with school-aged children will be devastated to learn they may not be back in the classroom for the rest of the year.
We have all played our part to stop the spread of this deadly virus, but today Labor has ripped the heart out of small business and taken a wrecking ball to our state's economy.
Many businesses have discovered today they will be forced to keep their doors closed for weeks, with no promise of a date they will be allowed to reopen.
Families, businesses and communities have done the right thing but will continue to live under the strictest lockdown in the nation because of the failures of Daniel Andrews' government.
This is two more weeks of lockdown we didn't have to have.
Failures in hotel quarantine and contract tracing that led to the second wave lay squarely at the feet of the Andrews Labor Government.
Victorians have done the right thing. We have stayed at home. We have sacrificed time with family and friends.
We deserve better than this.
Comment attributable to Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh
Daniel Andrews’ one-size-fits-all approach out of lockdown will kill jobs, businesses and regional economies in country Victoria.
Why is the hotel, pub or bakery in Wycheproof forced to keep their doors shut when there hasn’t ever been one active COVID case in the Buloke Shire?
The Andrews Labor Government has missed an opportunity to provide a lifeline to regional Victorian businesses.
Daniel Andrews has failed to do his job and now he’s callously denying thousands of Victorians an opportunity to return to theirs.