Josh Frydenberg blasts Daniel Andrews for decision to keep pubs and retail ...

'Why extend the travel limit if people have nowhere to go?' Josh Frydenberg blasts 'callous' Daniel Andrews for 'unforgivable' decision to keep pubs and retail closed in Melbourne Josh Frydenberg is furious the Victorian premier has not reopened the state  He accused Mr Andrews of showing a callous indifference towards businesses Mr Frydenberg said 1000 jobs would be lost for every day the state was closed

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 22:25 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 22:25 BST, 18 October 2020

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The federal treasurer has come out swinging at Daniel Andrews over the cautious pace of easing of coronavirus restrictions in Victoria.

Josh Frydenberg is furious the Victorian premier has not gone further in reopening the state, given the low number of new infections.

He accused Mr Andrews of making it up as he goes and demonstrating a callous indifference towards small business owners.

'The bloody-mindedness is unforgivable,' Mr Frydenberg said on Monday.

'There's been a callous indifference in Victoria from the government to the loss of jobs and to the plight of small business.'

Josh Frydenberg accused Daniel Andrews (pictured) of making it up as he goes and demonstrating a callous indifference towards small business owners

Josh Frydenberg accused Daniel Andrews (pictured) of making it up as he goes and demonstrating a callous indifference towards small business owners

Mr Frydenberg warned 1000 jobs would be lost each and every day the state remained in lockdown.

The premier is growing increasingly frustrated with federal ministers demanding a faster reopening, reminding them

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