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‘It’s got to be a big stick’: Melburnians, perhaps surprisingly, are all for lockdown – The Guardian

Despite some pushback from business, the public is solidly behind what is seen as a necessary curtailment of civil liberties

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Wyndham Village shopping centre could be anywhere in Australia. An Aldi at the entrance, a Coles at the other end, with rows of small businesses a barber, a fashion store, a few cafes down the sides. Peter Reid, 65, is taking a breather on a wooden bench, mask on.
Hes tired of Melbournes stage four coronavirus restrictions, but he supports them. Its all a pain in the bum, but we have all got to try to get out of this, he says. The local government area of Wyndham, on the western edge of Melbour…

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