NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro says he is not trying to offend Canberra over Covid comments

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated August 19 2021 - 9:29am, first published 4:01am
NSW Deputy Premier. John Barilaro Picture: Karleen Minney.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro insists he is not trying to offend or blame anyone in talking up the COVID-19 risk to NSW from what he calls the ACT's 'escalating crisis', an outbreak linked by genomic testing to Sydney.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au