Prime Minister Scott Morrison will join his family on a holiday on the outskirts of Sydney next week, but said he will still be working despite the change in location.
Following the latest national cabinet meeting, Mr Morrison took the step of explaining where he will be between now and the July 23 economic statement, including some time away from the capital.
"Jenny and the girls will be taking some time on the outskirts of Sydney, but given the changing critical situation we have in Victoria, I will not be joining them for that full time," Mr Morrison said.
"I will also not be standing aside from the tasks I have all day. We have technology where I can be with them and continue to take briefings, calls and meetings in dealing with the situation whether it be Victoria or the other situations in the country."
Mr Morrison said he would return to Canberra next week after the time away.
"Just because I am not standing in front of a camera it does not mean I am not behind my desk or doing what I need to do on a daily basis," he said.
Signalling the short trip with his family comes after Mr Morrison faced anger and criticism in the community for holidaying in Hawaii at the start of Australia's summer bushfire crisis.
It also comes after Mr Morrison had just a handful of media appearances over the weekend, after making a major defence announcement on Wednesday and Thursday, and a radio interview on Monday. The Prime Minister has made a number of announcements and held press conferences since Wednesday.
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