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Offer of ADF support: Morrison’s letters to Daniel Andrews revealed – Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Scott Morrison pleaded with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to take up to 1000 Australian troops as his state’s coronavirus cases spiraled out of control in July.

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“As we have seen with the previous outbreaks in North-West Tasmania and Sydney, these types of outbreaks can quickly overwhelm local health systems. I reaffirm the offer of Commonwealth for on-the-ground support and help in co-ordinating support from other states while acknowledging Victorias leadership.
“I also note that the Commonwealth stands ready to support Victoria through the Australian Defence Force to assist with the lockdown of affected suburbs and to assist to ensure persons from the…

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