Premier in running for prestigious prize despite virus mayhem
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is in the running for a prominent leadership award despite the state being hit by a series of coronavirus bungles and lockdowns.
According to the Daily Mail, Mr Andrews has been nominated for the 2020 McKinnon Political Leader of the Year prize, and is up against some of Australia’s best-known politicians including Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
He was nominated by the panel for his leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – however, critics have expressed outrage at the decision, given Melbourne is currently in the midst of another lockdown.
The latest shutdown was rolled out after the virus began circulating in the wider community after escaping hotel quarantine.