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Perrottet says face masks in Sydney offices will be AXED as he aims for workers to get back into CBD

Dominic Perrottet confirms face masks in offices will be AXED as he pushes for workers to get back into the city – as he’s grilled by Karl Stefanovic about his views on abortion and same-sex marriage

  • New NSW leader said ‘positive announcement’ on masks coming on Thursday
  • Mr Perrottet – a critic of tough lockdowns  – said masks are an ‘impediment’

Dominic Perrottet has confirmed he will scrap the hated lockdown rule requiring office workers to wear face masks – as he received an on-air grilling about his religious views.

The new NSW premier on Thursday morning said his government would make a ‘positive announcement’ later in the day about mask requirements in the workplace.  

‘Face masks obviously, are important,’ he told ABC Breakfast. 

‘But ultimately, as you say, they’re an impediment for people going back into the office, so we made some changes last night which we’re going to announce later today.’

Dominic Perrottet has received a tense on-air grilling on Thursday morning about his controversial religious views

Mr Perrottet – a Catholic father-of-six – also hit back at claims his voting record on social issues such as women’s rights and same-sex marriage should be a ‘red flag’ to voters.  

‘As Treasurer, I’m very proud of my record when it comes to women issues in the state,’ he said.

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