Western Australia is going it alone after becoming the only state or territory not to agree to lifting coronavirus restrictions by December.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the three-stage plan, originally aimed to be in force by July, would now aim to be in place by the end of the year in every jurisdiction except WA.
“Western Australia has set out some very specific circumstances in their state as to why they won’t be joining that aspiration at this time,” Mr Morrison said.
“That said, they wish us well, and they will participate in that process, where they’ve got things they believe that they can offer and I believe there are many things they can offer in that process.
“So they are not standing completely separate.”
More to come.