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NSW Nationals: should the party have hosted a dinner for up to 70 people during Sydney’s Covid outbreak?

Health experts say it was ‘irresponsible’ and deputy premier John Barilaro admits it could be a super-spreader event

A Nationals function at New South Wales parliament attended by dozens of politicians and staffers, including a minister who later tested positive for Covid-19, has raised questions about whether the state government is practising what it preaches.

The function was organised by the NSW Nationals’ head office and went ahead on Tuesday night despite an escalating Covid outbreak in Sydney’s east and warnings by the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to avoid large social gatherings.

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