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Australian PM defends family trip during lockdown

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Sydney, Sep 08: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison hit back at criticism over his decision travel to Sydney on Father's Day during a COVID lockdown.

In an interview with Sky News Australia aired Tuesday, Morrison said there was a lot of "misinformation" doing the rounds and that there was no exemption required for him to travel to Sydney.

Australian PM defends family trip during lockdown

"I can understand people's frustration, but I do think there has been a lot of misinformation about this," Morrison said.

"I live in Sydney. I often have to be here [in Canberra] for work, there was no requirement to get an exemption to go to Sydney," he added.

"The exemption I require is to come back here to the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) and, as prime minister, of course I need to come back to the ACT."

'Appalling judgement'

Senior opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten had said Morrison's decision to travel showed "appalling judgement."

Source: DW

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