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ACT's Brooke van Velden on Virtual Parliament Sittings and Closed Butchers: September 1, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Virtual Parliament Sittings and Closed Butchers: September 1, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Virtual Parliament Sittings and Closed Butchers: September 1, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on Virtual Parliament Sittings and Closed Butchers: September 1, 2021, 10.56 MB
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

This week Zazi talks to Brooke about ACT refusing to have Parliament sit virtually and Butchers being closed during lockdown. 

On Friday, the National Party and the ACT Party rejected a proposal for a virtual Parliament, saying that democracy needs to be in-person to work. And as a result, in-person Parliament sittings have been conducted this week.

Zazi starts by asking Brooke why she thinks in-person Parliament sittings are necessary, even at level 3 and 4, when there is a virtual alternative. 

In the second half, Brooke goes on to talk about Butchers only being able to conduct contactless delivery during lockdown. She talks about supermarkets, lockdown restrictions, and the risk of transmission.