A motion of no confidence introduced against Premier Daniel Andrews has failed in Victoria’s State Legislature on Tuesday evening.
The motion failed with 23 votes for and 44 votes against on Tuesday evening.
When introducing the motion, Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien said Victoria deserved a “fresh start” under a new leader.
He said the premier bungled the hotel quarantine program, ignored offers of Australian Defence Force support and imposed tough coronavirus restrictions that “make no sense.”
“This government is hostage to a premier who is pursuing an elimination strategy that is only going to eliminate jobs, that is only going to eliminate hope, that is only going to eliminate the bright future this state deserve,” O'Brien said.
The motion of no confidence came after both Jenny Mikakos resigned last month as health minister and Chris Eccles resigned on Monday as secretary to the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the wake of the hotel quarantine inquiry.
The outbreak has killed 791 Victorians and left thousands of people being out of work.
“How did Labor take Melbourne from being the world’s most livable city to the world’s most locked-down city?” O'Brien said.