Category Archives: Oppressive government

Daniel Andrews had plenty to say last year

Today Last year: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Cardinal George Pell had received a fair trial and questioned media commentators who said the jury had made an error in its decision. “The notion that if you don’t like a verdict, … Continue reading

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You know what, it can happen here

From How a Police State is Born by Steve McCann. When societies lose their freedom, it is not ordinarily because autocrats or tyrants have forcibly taken it away. It is usually the result of the population willingly surrendering their freedom … Continue reading

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Victorian police still have a quota

A 17-year-old learner driver was left “shocked” after being fined more than $1600 for driving with her mum during the COVID-19 lockdown. Sharee Reynolds was supervising her daughter, Hunter, as she drove from their Hampton home to Frankston at the … Continue reading

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States can violate your constitutional rights

Press Conference on March 18, 2020: JOURNALIST: Could we get a bit of clarity for religious groups, churches, synagogues, mosques, on how these rules pertain to them? And also, what’s your view of the footy, should it go ahead with empty … Continue reading

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I said if people aren’t going to comply, we are going to crack down. Going to the beach with your mates is not on. We’ve seen strong action on this from New South Wales and Victoria. Our mayors will not … Continue reading

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Fake law inspired by fake cabinet threatens fake prison terms

Democracy Dies in Darkness – motto of the Washington Post                                                                GLADYS Berejiklian – let’s call her “Premier Zero” because she’s the leader whose stark ineptitude with the Ruby Princess has infected her several counterparts in the Commonwealth – has now … Continue reading

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What they said: COVID-19 edition

Lord Sumption The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat … Continue reading

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Know-All’s Ark

It was obliging of the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Brendan Murphy, to only conjointly announce his no-more-than-two coronavirus plan 24 hours after a state Labor government sought to ruthlessly maximise the enforced absence and telephonic/online confusion of the LNP’s … Continue reading

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Fuller Shtick: the NSW Police Commissioner is “turned on”

NSW to enforce PM’s social restrictions amid ‘stabilisation’. His “really out there” flu flying squads are more likely to spread c-v than three people picknicking in a park. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said police would be enforcing the two … Continue reading

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Tell your story walking – and be sure to make it a short story

[G]o for a walk, but try to make that as quick as possible and go home.” – Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.   There is no scientific reason to stop people from enjoying long walks if they wish. Jenny Mikakos … Continue reading

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