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Daniel Andrews: acting premier will attend national cabinet in premier’s absence – The Guardian

Prime minister says he can see no reason why James Merlino should not take premier’s place although acting arrangements ‘not usual’

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Victorias acting premier said he would be in the role for some time and may attend the next national cabinet meeting as the premier, Daniel Andrews, recovers from a broken vertebrae.
The prime minister, Scott Morrison, said he could see no reason why James Merlino would not take Andrews national cabinet seat.
On Saturday Andrews shared a photo from his Melbourne hospital bed where he is recuperating from a broken vertebrae and ribs.
Clean-shaven and wearing a black T-shirt, the 48-year-old Labor…

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