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CEOs: Vic extended lockdown is extreme and unfair

Headshot of Mark Newman, Dymocks
Dymocks’ MD Mark Newman is lobbying the VIC Govt to make books an essential service. Photo: Supplied
Retail leaders have pushed back strongly against the Victorian Government’s plan to keep vast swathes of Melbourne’s retail sector closed until at least October 26. Stephen Younane, co-founder and CEO of the Melbourne-based Retail Prodigy Group, said he was surprised at the government’s decision to extend the lockdown and called for a “common sense plan for Victoria that balances health and safety with the economy”. Dymocks’ managing director Mark Newman described the