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Anthony Albanese rejects NSW premier’s call to cut seven-day Covid isolation period

Dominic Perrottet says Covid-19 policies should not be ‘set and forget’ while ACT chief minister pushes for further extension of leave payments

Anthony Albanese has rejected a call from the New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, to consider cutting the seven-day isolation requirement for positive Covid cases, as state and territory leaders continued to offer dissenting views on the pandemic response.

On Monday the Australian Capital Territory chief minister, Andrew Barr, joined Perrottet in arguing federal Covid leave payments should be further extended beyond the September cutoff, saying the support should remain as long as positive cases are legally required to isolate.

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