Prime Minister Scott Morrison says National Cabinet will bring forward a key meeting to discuss when to relax Australia’s coronavirus restrictions.
Mr Morrison said Australians had “earned an early mark” and leaders would meet next Friday — a week earlier than scheduled — to consider easing the rules that have been put in place.
“Australians have earned an early mark through the work that they have done,” he said.
“That decision will now be made next Friday, and we’ll be meeting twice over the course of the next week to ensure that we work through the many things that have to be resolved in order to make those decisions.”
Mr Morrison said a Treasury briefing to National Cabinet today had underscored the impact restrictions were having on the economy.
“We need to restart our economy, we need to restart our society,” he said.
“We can’t keep Australia under the doona.”