What is happening in Melbourne ‘would be comical if it wasn’t so terrifying’.
Former Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ contradictory claims on Prime
Minister Scott Morrison’s offer of Australian Defence Force support would be “comical if it wasn’t so terrifying.”
Mr Andrews on Tuesday said ADF assistance was not offered to Victoria to help in the management of the state’s hotel quarantine.
Contrary to his claims, there is documentation suggesting ADF support was offered early on and was not accepted by Victoria.
“The back side covering, as you saw today, is just too much for us to cop here in Melbourne given it’s destroying businesses and the mental health challenge is out of control,” Mr Guy told Sky News.
“We are in a stage four lockdown, there is a curfew in this city.
“Why we’re here is important.
“It would be comical if it wasn’t so terrifying what is happening in Melbourne.”