Talk:Australian city of Ballarat enters one-week lockdown, restrictions in Shepparton eased

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Reporter's notes[edit]

Have contacted federal MPs for Ballarat and Nicholls (which covers Shepparton) with requests for comment. Their contact info is linked. --LivelyRatification (talk) 04:05, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Just called their offices - Catherine King's office forwarded me on to who I presume is their media person, and I've forwarded them the email. Damian Drum's Canberra office directed me to his Shepparton office, who I attempted to call but is busy at the moment, so I'll call back momentarily. --LivelyRatification (talk) 05:37, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
Called 5 times in about 30 minutes and still got the same generic "out of office" response, even though they should be open. --LivelyRatification (talk) 06:07, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
Catherine King's media advisor forward attached an interview transcript she gave earlier today. Here's the email he sent to me, which I've forwarded to scoop:
Thanks for your email Alison, and sorry for the wait.
I’ve attached a transcript of an interview Catherine gave on Sky News earlier today, I think her comments there would address your questions.
--LivelyRatification (talk) 08:21, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
Given that I emailed Damian Drum's office at 1:15PM (about 15 mins after this announcement of lockdown), called them six times, and I still don't have a response, I think I've given them the proper right of response. Will submit for review shortly, and update if they do respond. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by LivelyRatification (talkcontribs)