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As the election draws closer, Scott Morrison is caught in a Covid dilemma of his own making | Richard Denniss

If he doesn’t provide support soon the economy will spiral, but if he does he must admit the cost of living with the virus

There’s a simple reason Scott Morrison has refused to make rapid antigen tests free – and it has nothing to do with the budget or the economy. He just didn’t plan ahead.

If he announced now that we could all have free test kits by February or March he’d be laughed out of office, so instead he is positioning himself as a fiscal conservative standing up to populists demanding he spend more money. As if.

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