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Australia O'Brien digs in amid dire Vic poll figures

03:47  27 october  2020
03:47  27 october  2020 Source:   aap.com.au

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Victorian opposition leader Michael O'Brien is making "no apology" after an online poll showed his approval rating at just 15 per cent.

  O'Brien digs in amid dire Vic poll figures

The day after the poll, and the announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews that Melbourne would come out of its coronavirus lockdown, Mr O'Brien remained defiant.

He said the eased restrictions from midnight Tuesday were a win for Victorians, not for the premier and his government.

"My perpetual habit is I never comment on polls ... what I'd say is I make absolutely no apology for standing up for Victorians who have been hurt by this lockdown, who've been hurt by Labor's second wave," Mr O'Brien said on Tuesday morning.

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Mr O'Brien pointed to the hotel quarantine program, which is widely believed to have sparked Victoria's second wave.

That wave is now effectively over, with zero cases and deaths for the last two days, but an inquiry into the program will hand down its findings on November 6.

The fallout from the inquiry has already led to the resignations of Health Minister Jenny Mikakos and top bureaucrat Chris Eccles.

But the Ipsos poll commissioned by Nine News and The Age shows O'Brien is failing to land any blows on the state government.


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It showed a 52 per cent approval rating for Mr Andrews.

"Do you really think that this government should be allowed off the hook for what they did with hotel quarantine?," Mr O'Brien said.

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"Does any Victorian really think the government shouldn't be condemned for the problems in contact tracing that have kept us in lockdown for 110 days?

"The job of an opposition is to call out when the government gets it wrong and demand action to fix it.

"Some people might not like it, but we've got a job to do."

He attacked Mr Andrews for tweeting photos of himself on Monday night about to enjoy a donut, signifying no new cases or deaths that day, and a whiskey.

"It was pretty tone deaf for those people who have suffered so much through this lockdown," Mr O'Brien said.

But Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam said the online poll showed the public do not like the opposition's strategy and they want a unified approach.

"(Victorians) don't like a divisive type of politics and politics based on misinformation and hysteria," she said.

"We're certainly seeing Victorians are very astute and wanting a better type of politics."

Asked how certain he is about leading the opposition at the next state election scheduled for 2022, Mr O'Brien replied "very".

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