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Daniel Michael Andrews is an Australian politician who is the 48th and incumbent Premier of Victoria, a post he has held since 2014. He has been the state leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2010, and from 2010 to 2014 was Leader of the Opposition. Andrews has represented the Legislative Assembly seat of Mulgrave since the 2002 election, and served as a parliamentary secretary and minister in the Bracks and Brumby governments. He led the ALP to victory at the 2014 state election, defeating the incumbent Coalition government, and won re-election at the 2018 election with an increased majority.
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Daniel Andrews says it's 'a great day' for Victoria as coronavirus cases plummet to a three-month lowThe 14-day rolling average in metropolitan Melbourne is now 34.4, well below the 50 case threshold needed for restrictions to be eased.
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Victoria has recorded 55 new coronavirus cases and eight deathsVictoria has recorded 55 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, as Premier Daniel Andrews says restrictions are having "considerable success".
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Daniel Andrews defends coronavirus roadmap as state records lowest daily tally in more than two monthsVictoria has recorded 41 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily tally in more than two months, and nine more deaths.
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'Document of despair': Business leaders slam Victoria's roadmap out of coronavirus lockdownVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to reopen businesses as soon as possible, but organisations representing employers say the roadmap to lifting coronavirus restrictions does not go far enough,..
Melbourne to stay under Stage 4 lockdown until end of September as coronavirus roadmap revealedPremier Daniel Andrews has revealed the government's pathway out of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and Stage 3 throughout regional Victoria.
Victoria records 63 new coronavirus cases and five deaths with Daniel Andrews to reveal path out of lockdownThe figures came as the Victorian premier prepares to tell Victorians how and when he will remove the many restrictions on daily life.
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Coronavirus Melbourne: Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews pulled over by policeVictoria's police force is so thorough at checking the movements of Melbourne residents, officers even pulled over the state's Premier this morning.Daniel Andrews said he was stopped by officers..
Covid 19 coronavirus Melbourne: Daniel Andrews' hint at how restrictions will be easedVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews dropped a big hint at how Sunday's road map out of stage 4 might look, and it's going to be bad news for many. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has given a big hint as..
Police vow to stop lockdown rallies in VictoriaVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he supports police efforts to shut down any planned protest rallies while lockdown rules remain in place.
Daniel Andrews warns coronavirus could still 'explode' as state records 113 infections and 15 deathsPremier Daniel Andrews has indicated he will on Sunday reveal his plans for the state's roadmap out of lockdown.
Victoria records 41 more coronavirus deaths as Daniel Andrews vows to outline Melbourne lockdown exit strategyThe 41 new deaths mark the largest single increase to Australia's coronavirus death toll since the beginning of the pandemic.
Daniel Andrews says it is 'still too early' to open up as Victoria records 114 new infectionsVictoria recorded 114 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths on Sunday, continuing a general downward trend in daily numbers. But the premier said it is still too early to ease restrictions.
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Daniel Andrews says lockdown 'is working', as Victoria's daily coronavirus infections drop below 100For the first time in almost two months, Victoria's number of new daily coronavirus cases has dropped below 100. But there have been 18 more deaths.
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Funding for Victorian bushfire-affected communities as premier warns upcoming summer will be a challengeVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he is confident the state will be prepared to handle the coronavirus pandemic and bushfire season but admits "it won't be an easy summer".
Victoria records 216 coronavirus infections and 12 deaths as spotlight falls on testing rateVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews has cautioned that lower testing rates might be linked to a recent run of lower case numbers.
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Victoria records 19 new coronavirus deaths, 331 cases as Daniel Andrews faces hotel quarantine grillingVictoria has recorded 331 new coronavirus cases and another 19 deaths, bringing the national toll to 331.