Victoria's acting premier has blasted the Coalition, claiming the government has refused to help Victorian workers who are in desperate need of support during the state's fourth lockdown.
"Victorian workers need support and that is where we needed Canberra to come to the table, and I am very sorry to say that they have refused to do that," said James Merlino.
"We asked multiple times, multiple times, for the federal government to support workers during this period and the unrelenting answer has been no.
"Victorian workers deserve more from the federal government and I am beyond disappointed that the answer from the Prime Minister and the Treasurer has been no".
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said the idea that the state and federal governments were working hand in glove is "nothing short of a disgrace" given the Commonwealth "never put their hand in their pocket".