Andrew Barr says ACT will set own COVID restrictions but needs good reason for difference from NSW

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
February 22 2022 - 6:30pm
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr provides a COVID-19 update for Canberra on Friday, February 18, outside the Legislative Assembly with Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The ACT would need a good reason to have different COVID-19 restrictions in place to NSW but the territory would ultimately set its own restrictions as NSW makes choices "at the higher end of the risk profile", Chief Minister Andrew Barr has said.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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