Mr Abbott’s claim is wrong.
Many governments adopted individual policies similar to Victoria’s such as curfews and stay-home orders.
Some rules were even stricter. For example, Spain and Argentina banned outdoor exercise entirely while Israel limited walks to within 100 metres of home.
Meanwhile, Chile allowed only twice-weekly shop visits, and both South Africa and India banned the sale of alcohol.
And whereas New Zealand prohibited takeaway food and drinks, Victorians could at least still visit their local cafe to pick up a coffee.