Just days ago the Prime Minister was again praising Gladys Berejiklian for resisting a shut-down as a Covid outbreak took hold in Sydney. Now that decision to remain open is being questioned. As case numbers continued to spread yesterday – the NSW Premier finally ordered a 2-week lockdown for the entire city and its surrounds. It's fed more frustration over the vaccine roll-out – but that wasn't the only headache for the Prime Minister – who remains stuck at the Lodge. He watched on this week as his Deputy Prime Minister was dumped - Barnaby Joyce was brought back – and the Nationals muscled up.