Coronavirus: Melbourne goes into lockdown, NSW-Victoria border closures spells 'dire consequences' for illegal crossings

Sally Whyte
Kirsten Lawson
By Sally Whyte, and Kirsten Lawson
Updated July 7 2020 - 10:51am, first published 8:17am
NSW Police will put an "enormous amount of resources" into patrolling state borders as lockdowns tighten once again. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Melbourne is heading back to a six-week lockdown, with businesses closed and residents told to stay home, as cases spiral at a rate too fast for the state to control.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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