The Age – Page Online : 23 September 2020
Original article by Bianca Hall
Roy Morgan Summary
Melbourne Lord Mayor candidate and leading local business person Gary Morgan says his sole focus in the upcoming council election is for COVID-19 lockdown restrictions to be eased. He says the CBD should move to stage-two restrictions immediately, allowing all shops, restaurants and hotels to be opened up for people who live in the CBD, Southbank, Docklands and East Melbourne. Morgan says he would work with the Victorian and federal governments to ease the lockdown restrictions, adding that Town Hall should work with the state government to open the CBD more broadly, by providing free masks for workers in construction, hospitality, sport, retail and other industries, as well as voluntary temperature and COVID-19 testing. Morgan has succeeded in having councillors elected in his four previous campaigns for Town Hall, including Councillor Jackie Watts. She has also called for lockdown restrictions in the CBD to be eased, noting that the Queen Victoria Market is being disproportionately affected by the rule barring people from travelling more than 5km from their home.