NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian “was rolled” by her crisis cabinet over plans to allow residents to receive haircuts from vaccinated hairdressers, according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.
The NSW Government announced an easing of restrictions after the state hit six million jabs earlier this week with residents in LGAs outside the areas of concern allowed gatherings of up to five people with people in hotspots given an additional hour of recreation.
“The proposal to open up some non-COVID affected areas of the state, as I reported yesterday, was on the table as was Gladys Bereijklian’s vaccinated hairdresser proposal but quickly taken off,” Mr Clennell said.
“I understand the premier was rolled by her crisis cabinet led by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet with ministers saying picking hairdressers was picking favourites and how could you get a haircut in NSW but not a breast screen or elective surgery.
“Supporting her haircut plan was John Barilaro, Victor Dominello, and Sarah Mitchell.
“Opening up certain country areas was opposed by Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who did not want to take the risk, and other ministers followed given he was the Nationals leader.”