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New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said he was shocked to see images of people singing and dancing at a Hillsong youth camp, after a video of attendees partying without mask sparked public outrage.
He says the organization should be fined if found to be in breach of COVID-19 restrictions, which prohibit singing and dancing at music festivals, hospitality venues, nightclubs, entertainment facilities and major recreational facilities. The ordinance does not apply to religious services.
“I was completely shocked last night to see this…and I echo the frustration and anger people across the state felt,” Perrottet said during the COVID-19 update. of today.
“Now we’ve made these rules and while technically it was in the rules, it certainly wasn’t in the spirit of the rules.
“Now I understand that Hillsong is making sure this doesn’t happen again. But I was incredibly disappointed. These rules aren’t there for fun.
“These rules are in place to keep people safe and for the 99.95% of people doing the right thing, I think everyone would feel completely frustrated and shocked by what they saw last night. last.”