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And that’s it from Victoria.

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Andrews defended the decision to push ahead with the Australian Open, despite criticism that the 1,200 players and staff who have been allowed to enter hotel quarantine in the state is occurring while thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas.

There are literally dozens of cities around the world that would pay almost anything to have a grand slam at our expense. We are simply not going to do that. We are running a hotel quarantine model to the highest standard and they are the important decisions that have been made. Of course, that doesn’t influence – that has no impact whatsoever on the number of returning Australians that are coming into hotel quarantining here.

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