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Andrews yields on emergency powers as doctors call for royal commission into ‘slow car crash’ – The Age

The Victorian government has agreed to a shorter extension of emergency powers as the Australian Medical Association calls for a royal commission into Labor’s response to the pandemic.

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As Victoria reported another 24 lives lost to the virus on Wednesday and 149 new cases, travel giant Flight Centre joined the backlash against the government’s proposal to extend its state of emergency powers.
But Prime Minister Scott Morrison struck a more conciliatory tone towards Premier Daniel Andrews after a stinging attack on Victorias performance in the pandemic the previous day.
The Premier shrugged off Mr Morrisons comments about “unacceptable failures” by the Victorian government, wi…

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