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Cox Plate crowd decision reversed after backlash – The Age

Racing Minister Martin Pakula announced the backdown five hours after his office said a small crowd could attend the races this weekend



The government and host venue Moonee Valley Racetrack insisted that the allowance of the extra spectators was under advice issued by Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.
The decision quickly drew the ire of opposition and crossbench MPs and others on social media on Tuesday night.
Channel Nine reporter Mark Santomartino, a regular at Premier Daniel Andrews’ press conferences, shared his outrage at the announcement in reference to his grandmother who recently died from COVID-19.
“816 families c…

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