Denying support to people in Covid lockdown would be 'electoral suicide': ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated August 22 2021 - 11:47pm, first published 9:00am
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Picture: Karleen Minney

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has pushed back against a blunt federal government warning that states and territories won't receive support if they lock down after reaching vaccination targets, saying it would be "electoral suicide" for the Coalition to abandon areas struggling with Covid.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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