Dominic Perrottet: Premier says NSW Freedom Day not changing, but roadmap will change | Has not spoken to other premiers

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has confirmed nothing would be brought forward ahead of “freedom day” on Monday but changes to the roadmap will be announced at 9am today.

The state hit 70 per cent vaccinations yesterday afternoon, prompting a meeting of the NSW Crisis Cabinet.

Mr Perrottet told Today nothing would change between now and Monday.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has confirmed nothing will be brought forward from NSW’s “freedom day” next Monday. (Nine)

But he flagged some new alterations.

“Later today we’ll be making an announcement for a number of changes to the roadmap which will bring certain things forward and list some caps on a range of things,” Mr Perrottet said.

New South Wales is facing another picnic-only weekend before retail, hairdressers, bars and pubs re-open on Monday.

Home visits under strict caps will also be allowed.

However, under the current roadmap, only people who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to enjoy the new freedoms.

Mr Perrottet told Today he had not heard from fellow premiers Mark McGowan, Annastacia Palaszczuk, or Daniel Andrews.

“It has been a busy two days,” he said.

“I’ll give them a call. I’ll get their numbers, and give them a call.”

WA Premier Mark McGowan.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has already criticised Mr Perrottet. (Nine)

“I can tell you I’ve had a very good relationship with all the treasurers across the states during my five years and, despite everyone being more focused on division during this period of time between the states, I can tell you the treasurers got on very well,” he said.

Abortion ‘not an issue’ for NSW government

Though Mr Perrottet previously voted against decriminalising abortion in 2019, he said the issue was not a focus for his government.

“I’m a person of faith but that’s very much a private matter for me,” he said.

“In public life, I’m here to represent everyone.”

He said as a Liberal premier, he would also grant a conscience vote on such issues but that the “matter has been settled”.

“Ultimately, it’s not an issue in our state going forward,” he said.


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