Survey reveals most Australian agree with lockdown measures: Victoria: Dan Andrews

Nearly all of Australians really feel the nation’s strict lockdown measures throughout the Covid pandemic had been ‘good,’ based on a brand new survey however Victorians had been more likely to disagree.

The information from the College of Tasmania examine discovered two thirds of the nation had been comfy with the crippling lockdowns spanning a number of states which price companies tens of billions of {dollars} throughout 2020 and 2021.

Simply eight per cent of the 1162 individuals surveyed within the peer-reviewed paper revealed on Tuesday, consider the stay-at-home orders had been ‘undoubtedly too restrictive’.

Whereas solely 11 per cent felt lockdowns, masks mandates, curfews and journey restrictions had been ‘most likely too restrictive’.

The views of respondents had been extremely depending on a spread of things together with gender and political allegiance.

Nearly all of Australians really feel the nation’s strict lockdown measures throughout the Covid pandemic had been ‘good,’ based on a brand new survey however Victorians had been more likely to disagree. Pictured: A Covid lockdown rally in Melbourne on November 20, 2021

Coalition voters had been 3 times extra prone to oppose lockdowns than Labor voters. Whereas 24 per cent of males thought lockdown measures had been heavy-handed in contrast with 15 per cent of ladies.

The examine additionally concluded that Australians who prioritise the financial system over well being had been much less prone to comply with masks mandates, check-in to venues, get examined and self-isolate.

There have been 8,470 Covid-related deaths because the virus reached Australia in March 2020.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison initially referred to as a nationwide six-week lockdown to attempt to restrict the unfold earlier than sporadic rolling outbreaks throughout the nation throughout the subsequent two years prompted particular person states and territories to make their very own declarations.

Victoria was by far the toughest hit with Melburnians enduring a cumulative 262 gruelling days in lockdown – beating out the Argentine capital Buenos Aires for the unenviable world file. 

Premier Dan Andrews ordered all non-essential companies to close throughout that interval, as thousands and thousands had been trapped inside their properties and restricted from going exterior after 9pm or travelling greater than 5km.

Melbourne, together with a number of different capital cities, had been the scene of violent protests the place 1000’s clashed with police calling for an finish to the restrictions. 

However regardless of the extraordinarily vocal minority, former head of the Federal Division of Well being Stephen Duckett stated most individuals supported the state’s responses to the disaster.

‘It’s most likely not truthful to say there’s an Australian response to Covid,’ Mr Duckett advised 9News.com.au.

Premier Dan Andrews (pictured) ordered all non-essential businesses to shut at various time during 2020 and 2021, as millions were trapped inside their homes and restricted from going outside after 9pm or travelling more than 5km

Premier Dan Andrews (pictured) ordered all non-essential companies to close at numerous time throughout 2020 and 2021, as thousands and thousands had been trapped inside their properties and restricted from going exterior after 9pm or travelling greater than 5km 

He stated the six states and two territories had ‘eight totally different responses’ to the pandemic. 

‘However what this examine reveals is that, on common, throughout all of the states and territories, most thought that lockdowns had been nice,’ Mr Duckett stated.

‘They tried to suggest that there was robust criticism, and that everyone needed freedom and so forth and so forth.

‘This survey, I believe, displays pretty the fact that almost all Australians understood the commerce offs being made, understood the dangers, and felt that the state’s public well being responses had been cheap.’

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On the heels of the pandemic nevertheless, political leaders on all sides have dominated out a return to onerous lockdowns, with vaccination charges in Australia now sitting at about 95 per cent for these aged over 16.

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