Morrison takes aim at Victoria’s lockdown, warning of ‘very severe’ impact on national economy

PM says Sydney would be under curfew right now if thresholds set in Victorian plan were extended to NSW

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  • Scott Morrison has warned that the national economy will take another hit from the extended Victorian lockdown as he took aim at the state’s roadmap for easing restrictions, saying leaders “cannot create a burden that is too great to bear”.

    The prime minister refused to specify on Monday whether the federal government would rethink its plan to reduce the rate of the jobkeeper and jobseeker programs this month, calling on the Victorian government to spell out its own economic support package before Canberra considered taking action.

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