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Today hosts Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic have slammed the South Australian government for cancelling the three largest ANZAC Day dawn services in the state.

The dawn services at Semaphore, Morphett Vale and Brighton have been cancelled due to organisers being unable to meet COVID-19 safe requirements.

Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL explained on their Facebook page that “the logistics of managing a huge crowd and complying with a COVID Management Plan are immensely problematic, given that we cannot control entry and exit to the site.”

Langdon slammed the decision, saying it was “outrageous”.

“We’re seeing three ANZAC Day services cancelled because they can’t afford the COVID-safe plans,” she said.

“We are saying how outrageous it is after we saw yesterday for them not to go ahead this year.

“Between the RSL and State Government, they need to fix it.”

Stefanovic wasn’t too happy with the decision either.

“As far as I’m concerned it’s the most important day on the Australian calendar,” he said.

“They had the Adelaide Fringe Festival for goodness sake, we can’t have Dawn Services, ceremonies, marches in Adelaide honouring our diggers.

“It defies belief.”

The South Australian government has not replied to the claims.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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