The Nathan Turner Scandal

 Hysteria-cum-fanaticism has ended in disgraceful farce                                                                    

NO, Nathan Turner, 30 – the Blackwater local touted giddily by the Queensland Premier and the state’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, as “Australia’s youngest victim of coronavirus” – did not die of coronavirus. In fact, it turns out he didn’t even have the virus – ever. I wrote about the sickening, over-the-top reaction by the CHO and the Premier to Mr Turner’s death (from as yet unknown causes) five days ago. It had been reported he suffered from several serious co-morbidities, including asthma and obesity. I’m going to step out on a limb and speculate that the actual cause of death may have been one or more of those conditions in combination with an avoidance of medical help owing to a misplaced concern either that he would contract the virus in a hospital, or that he had the virus and was a threat to others.

…the story has changed so many times…”

– Dr Jeanette Young should know.

 
Based on trash science and lapdog eagerness to please a Premier whose foremost concern is a politically driven border closure, Dr Young and Health Minister Steven Miles (a doctor of trade unions) not only spread fear and grossly negligent misinformation about Mr Turner’s tragic death; they also accused a Rockhampton aged care nurse who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 of telling lies to health officials about the circumstances of a car trip she supposedly made to Blackwater. She was already being hounded and harried like Typhoid Mary for allegedly endangering the residents at her workplace by not self-quarantining. Despite that panic, no outbreak ensued. Her union – the Nurses Professional Association of Queensland – threatened legal action against Dr Young and Minister Miles on her behalf for slander and defamation. “It’s a disgusting political witch-hunt,” the union’s assistant state secretary Jack McGuire said on Friday. Indeed it was. More disgusting, though, was the treatment of Mr Turner – a beloved young man whose demise and mortal remains were used as props by a pair of cold-hearted careerists. He deserved better. Dr Young should resign.

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62 Responses to The Nathan Turner Scandal

  1. I note Courier Mail not taking comments on this story. Premier will be happy about that.

    Had doubts from the start when revealed he had complicated medical background and been off work since November.

    Does not give you much faith in the CMO.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    Blackwater is in a coal mining region.
    The CMO seemed desperate to find a working age Kung Flu case there.
    Could it be?
    Surely not?
    She wouldn’t have been angling to shut down a coal mine or two?

  3. I’m shocked at this news………shocked I tells ya.

    p.s. We need more sheilas in positions of power and authority.

  4. rickw

    Idiocracy.

    We’re living in one.

  5. Up The Workers!

    The A.L.P. is the disease.

    The only cure lies in the ballot-box.

  6. egg_

    Blackwater is in a coal mining region.

    Remote, even for a coal mining site.
    Bizarre.

  7. mh

    Thought this was fake when announced, and I’m not one of those fake flu guys as you know.

    It was designed to take the heat off of Anastacia – “I will not be bullied!”.

    The Qld Premier must join Jackie Trad and resign.

    Just go. Now.

  8. Blackwater is in a coal mining region.

    Remote, even for a coal mining site.
    Bizarre.

    You mean it was Six months since he’d been on a mine site?

  9. egg_

    You mean it was Six months since he’d been on a mine site?

    We put a mine truck $$$imulator from the US there, so they didn’t have send staff away for training – $ vs remote.

  10. egg_

    I’m not one of those fake flu guys as you know.

    Didn’t sign the petition from UNSW?

  11. You’re calling Blackwater remote?

    FMD.
    Then back up & FMD again x 100 eleventy million.

  12. Roger

    Don’t forget that prior to this revelation the QLD CMO said he would be recorded as a covid-19 death even if covid was not the principle cause of his death.

    The same lady who shut down QLD schools to “teach the public a lesson.”

    She should resign.

  13. She should resign.

    Time we were told how she got the job.
    She’d have to be connected, plus failing at her career.

  14. Bad Samaritan

    C’mon. A scam right from the get-go…..

    If the guy was so far gone with CV that he died, then he’d have been spreading it every which-way for weeks. The girlfriend for sure, and plenty about the place would’ve had symptoms.

    Then there’s the Rocky nurse. brought into the story to muddy the waters; to suggest a source….but so far no mass outbreak there either. BS, and very poor BS at that!

  15. egg_

    You’re calling Blackwater remote?

    Because it’s not Central Australia?
    /Always with the p1ssing contest (Pommy git?)

  16. egg_

    Time we were told how she got the job.

    Hick State.

  17. Roger

    Self described as having a short attention span, went into emergency medicine, divorced, didn’t like shift work, took a 9-5 job in medical administration in Rockhamptom & from there to another admini position in the large PA Hospital in Brisbane, from which she was apparently handpicked by the Health DG to become CMO in 2005.

    It’s all here.

  18. Thanks Roger.

    FMD. Only an idiot boss puts an underachiever like her into such a role.

  19. Ed Case

    She wouldn’t have been angling to shut down a coal mine or two?

    Wouldn’t rule it out.
    Where was the CFMMEU Mining Division in all this, asleep at the wheel?
    Or hand in glove with the Qld Govt to shut down large private employers.

  20. Mother Lode

    It will be very important for the powers that be that they can keep the focus on this one single case of mendacity, and avoid looking at whether it is part of a broader trend in reporting on events, which might reveal that this whole lockdown could pretty quickly be seen as an overreaction and our leaders have lacked the wit and decency to walk back their excesses.

    All the jobs lost, billions of dollars foregone, and human cost beyond employment like frayed family relations and even suicides…all just to save a handful of politicians from admitting they were wrong.

    They can hardly have mounted a better case for why they should not have power than if they had used billions of other people’s money to hire battalions of barristers and silks to prosecute them in the High Court.

  21. Hodor

    What a FKN joke, we have to put up with this??
    Public servants!
    This thing is Qld CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER?

    God help us all

  22. Roger

    Thanks Roger.

    FMD. Only an idiot boss puts an underachiever like her into such a role.

    They had form.

    They promoted Jayant Patel to director of surgery at Bundaberg Base Hospital despite him not having the required qualifications.

  23. Yarpos

    Lots of stuff swirling around Dr Young in recent months. You have to wonder.

  24. candy

    I think it’s a case of two women used to being in the media and preening, and forgot to check the facts because another opportunity for cameras.

    Feminine vanity over job competence, basically.

  25. Docket62

    Im just thinking about the hubris of these people…

    They’ve now been caught out in an outright lie
    They are being taken to the high court for overstepping the Constitution (which will, if successful – stand as case law to prevent any other state government from ever doing this again)

    Like Chairman Dan in Victoria – they do what they want with impunity. The lone voice of Tim Smith is the recognizable challenge to the autocracy

    Where is the opposition? WHO is the opposition? Why aren’t there emergency powers available at Federal level to over ride the State powers?

  26. nb

    I have no doubt the border closure is political. But what are the calculations? How is wilfully and unnecessarily trashing the economy an electoral plus? Who votes for such a policy? Why? I don’t get it. We do know both Victoria and South Australia will vote for their own destruction, so this is not an isolated syndrome.

  27. Des Deskperson

    I was talking to some senior APS people on ‘Reconciliation day’ – yesterday in the ACT – who reckon that the Federal Government’s various responses to Covid 19 are showing signs of the same sort of administrative and governance pathologies – albeit on a much larger scale – of the notorious Pink Bats affair.

    Haste, a shoddy approach to evidence, Ministerial heavy-handedness and lower middle managers having to make decisions and recommendations well beyond their pay grade.

  28. bollux

    This is Queensland, nobody ever REALLY resigns. They get promoted or moved sideways until you chuck them out. If the government contributed to him avoiding hospital, there would be a case for manslaughter.

  29. Alex

    In medicine as well as some other professions there’s a saying that:
    “those that can, do and those that can’t, teach” now this should be changed to
    “those that can, do and those that can’t, teach and for those that can’t do and can’t teach well there’s public health administration”

    Now for those advocating more women in leadership roles your argument is experiencing foot trauma, otherwise known as either “foot in the mouth” or “shot herself in the foot” disease. Both Palachook and her CHO plus Burydickuin have all demonstrated both of these diseases along with gross incompetence. They have lowered the glass ceiling to the low tide mark for other like female incompetents to seek glory and a future stipend. About time women with brains and grit stood up to this and spread the word publicly they are not happy and want change. Over to you ladies….

  30. harrys on the boat

    Didn’t he have cancer? Thought that was the underlying issue?

    You knew it was a joke. Tested positive, then 3 days later tested negative. Rather than accept the negative they peddled bullshit it was contaminated. Wouldn’t a contaminated sample give a false positive?

  31. H B Bear

    The Pony Club is going to hell in a hand basket.

    Surprised it has taken this long.

  32. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Yet another example of bureaucratic incompetence and arse covering, aided and abetted by the braindead lamestream meeja, in particular the stinking ALPBC.

    The hysterical media coverage of this hoax was both unbelievable and unforgivable.

  33. Chris M

    That state QLD appears to have the most useless and incompetent public servants.

    Never forget the cops were alerted to a body besides a major highway; they closed it and organised search teams to comb the bush for 4 hours to find the killer before realising it was a doll. Only good at handing out fines. Look after yourself, they good for nothing useful.

  34. John Brumble

    Because it’s not Central Australia?
    /Always with the p1ssing contest (Pommy git?)

    and

    Hick State.

    Not even a single comment in between those two. What a wanker.

  35. John Brumble

    By golly, but isn’t there a lot of self-important preening from other states. Have you donkeys forgotten about the cruise ships and pretty much everything Dan has ever done already?

  36. she was apparently handpicked by the Health DG to become CMO in 2005.

    So she was screwing the Health DG at the time eh?

  37. Struth

    Queenslanders lost their freedom by diversity picked politicians?
    No!!
    Who is the leader of the opposition, another one?

    No!!

    But these women are only in power, these disgracefully ignorant bitches, these substandard diversity picks, are only in power because their parties know that women vote on gender, and want to see a woman to vote for.
    Based on that one fact, women should be excluded from voting.

  38. Struth

    The hysterical media coverage of this covid 19(84) hoax, globally, was both unbelievable and unforgivable.

  39. nb

    German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as ‘A Global False Alarm’
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/29/german-official-leaks-report-denouncing-corona-as-global-false-alarm/
    And a link to the report (also linked at the site above):
    https://www.ichbinanderermeinung.de/Dokument93.pdf
    Will we ever hear of rates of death caused by the lockdown?
    Also at:
    https://unitynewsnetwork.co.uk/german-official-leaks-report/
    And Coronavirus: How they deliberately terrified us at:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=kvlhVD5TunY&feature=emb_logo
    These speculations may turn out to be false, but they are certainly worth considering, especially the costs to those denied usual medical treatment during the last two or three months.

  40. cuckoo

    Couldn’t believe this when I heard it on the radio this morning. As a surgeon of my acquaintance has observed, most people who become senior medical bureaucrats are failed GPs. He also observed that in the last few days, the state with the most new cases, in fact the only new cases, is the state with the strictest lockdown, Victoria.

    Good letter in the Australian today from a businesswoman in Colac, pointing out that regional centres which have NO cases of covid are still being locked down by Andrews. She says there are no active cases in the entire Western District, an area the size of Belgium.

  41. twostix

    The midnight additions to the QLD Public health Act on March 19 gave Jeanette Young – a midling public servant complete dictator powers with zero oversight and zero recourse.

    It absolutely has to be asked whether she is being leaned on in anyway by her boss – the ALP government – to keep this situation of suspended democracy going until the election.

    Where is parliament to ask these critical questions of the government?

  42. twostix

    In Young’s mind if the ALP lose the election she’s out and questions will be asked by the incoming government as a matter of course.

    This will be influencing her thinking and decision making even subconsciously.

    No single person should be expected to wield this sort of power. It’s literally why we spent 1000 years creating parliaments!

  43. win

    Every day on my drive to and from school since last week there have been NSW number plates either parked or on the road. To days was a white Toyota truck. The border is obviously open to some Premier preferred Cockroaches whilst maintain a closed border or am I missing something.

  44. Leo G

    Rather than accept the negative they peddled bullshit it was contaminated. Wouldn’t a contaminated sample give a false positive?

    Better a “contamination” false negative than an admission that PCR-RT tests have serious precision problems and can give very high rates of false negatives.
    A few days ago Science Daily published a warning from Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Researchers have found that the chance of a false negative result — when a virus is not detected in a person who actually is, or recently has been, infected — is greater than 1 in 5 and, at times, far higher.

  45. Michael Lewis

    The three recent school shutdowns in Sydney have all been due to false alarms. Mass disruption and tens of thousands of $ down the drain – for the schools and the parents. The one I know about, the boy was an asthmatic and had an attack. Correctly he was tested, but the results were wrong! Same for the other two students. But I bet none of you is aware of this. The NSW health expert, is a carbon copy of the QLD one and the Vic one for that matter (in manner and looks), and of course there is stone walling. It was precautionary – true – but ALL tests were WRONG! How can you have confidence in any of these health bureaucrat “experts”?

  46. John A

    bollux #3471656, posted on June 2, 2020, at 9:22 am

    This is Queensland, nobody ever REALLY resigns. They get promoted or moved sideways until you chuck them out. If the government contributed to him avoiding hospital, there would be a case for manslaughter.

    The Peter Principle in action. And not connected to Peter Beattie, although there is history there also, of course.

  47. Exit Stage Right

    That dowdy, unkept CMO in Qld still lying through her teeth about the reason for the death of Nathan Turner in Blackwater.
    “Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said false positive tests for coronavirus were extremely rare.

    She said the results were compromised by the fact that one sample from Mr Turner was contaminated with excessive blood from the post-mortem process.

    “There are two potential answers here. One is that it was a false positive. The other is that it was a true positive,” Dr Young said. “And we won’t know which it was, but I am confident about the actions that were taken on that night to protect the community of Blackwater.”

    Deputy Premier Steven Miles was sent out to front the media and make apologies for Turner’s mis diagnosed reason for death, instead of Premier Anna.
    Any other time Pony Girl would be front and centre claiming credit for her Government’s response to the China Wog.
    Clowns with no respect for the voting public.

  48. John A

    cuckoo #3471762, posted on June 2, 2020, at 10:36 am

    Couldn’t believe this when I heard it on the radio this morning. As a surgeon of my acquaintance has observed, most people who become senior medical bureaucrats are failed GPs. He also observed that in the last few days, the state with the most new cases, in fact, the only new cases, is the state with the strictest lockdown, Victoria.

    Good letter in the Australian today from a businesswoman in Colac, pointing out that regional centres which have NO cases of covid are still being locked down by Andrews. She says there are no active cases in the entire Western District, an area the size of Belgium.

    And the PDR of Viktoriastan, “led” by Diktator Dan, is the only State which has stepped up its testing program so that the number of people tested now exceeds the number tested in NSW.

    The obvious question to ask of the statistically-minded: to what do positive test results correlate better: the extent of testing or the breadth of infection spread?

  49. Hay Stockard

    Des,
    Senior APS people?
    Took one for the team then.

  50. Lee

    Last week, Channel Nine News in Melbourne, in their top news story that night, breathlessly reported that Turner was “the youngest person in Australia to die of coronavirus.” Of course, they included political implications in the report.
    Entirely unsurprisingly, there has been no retraction from Nine News so far, and probably never will be.

  51. Sydney Boy

    And Turner still appears in the official health department numbers as having died from Corona Virus. I wonder how long it will take for that to be corrected?

  52. Exit Stage Right

    Lee @ 4.02pm

    They’re still at it. Channel 7 started their coverage of the Qld Health “apology” with these exact words, “Nathan Turner, the youngest person in Australia to die of coronavirus”. I have heard this headline several times over the past hour.
    Hello Channel 7, he did not die of Coronavirus, hence the apology from the Qld Govt, so don’t headline your report insinuating that he died of the virus. That was what the Qld Govt, CMO and media outlets all wanted, but was knocked on the head by the Coroner who disagreed. Why still refer to Turner as victim of the virus when he clearly was not. Deliberately inaccurate reporting by Channel 7. I watch Channel 7 because I don’t think they are quite as biased as Channel 9, but after this effort I’m not so sure.

  53. egg_

    Not even a single comment in between those two. What a wanker.

    You don’t come here often, do you, fvckwit?

  54. egg_

    By golly, but isn’t there a lot of self-important preening from other states. Have you donkeys forgotten about the cruise ships and pretty much everything Dan has ever done already?

    The ex-NSW “Pubbler” was in one of his usual pissing contests.

    Most coal mines are on the Peak Downs Highway – Blackwater is indeed a backwater.

    Hick.

  55. egg_

    The midnight additions to the QLD Public health Act on March 19 gave Jeanette Young – a midling public servant complete dictator powers with zero oversight and zero recourse.

    Ditto Kerry Chant in NSW.

  56. Squirrel

    A thirty year old from regional Queensland supposedly expiring from the virus must have seemed like manna from heaven for a government which has painted itself into a political corner over its handling of virus restrictions.

    The “better to be safe than to be sorry” defence has been so predictable, but the stuff-ups in this case will surely have people asking questions about other aspects of that State government’s behaviour.

  57. Crossie

    Where is the opposition? WHO is the opposition?

    They can yell till they are blue in the face but if the media decides they don’t exist, they don’t exist.

    What the news corporations, print and electronic, don’t seem to realise that the baby boomers are their last audience. When we are gone so are they. The younger generations are mainly interested in social media who are neither into news nor truth. It’s all about the clicks or swipes.

  58. Crossie

    The NSW health expert, is a carbon copy of the QLD one and the Vic one for that matter (in manner and looks),

    I noticed that as well, completely interchangeable and useless.

  59. liliana

    But these women are only in power, these disgracefully ignorant bitches, these substandard diversity picks, are only in power because their parties know that women vote on gender, and want to see a woman to vote for.

    No we don’t. Quite the opposite – confirmed by a study in Norway.

  60. John Dee

    @Salvatore…”FMD. Only an idiot boss puts an underachiever like her into such a role.”
    True enough from a normal perspective.
    But note the old fallback of a politician….”We follow the science” …yada yada
    The CMO is a useful idiot.

  61. They are all absolutely shit scared of being labelled “Science Deniers” because they themselves are the very people who have ruined many a career of “Science Deniers” as relates to the Climate Change Hoax.

    As I’ve noted on previous occasions, this silly panic can be partly explained by our conditioning to the Climate Panic. A virus is more immediate than a 3DegC temperature increase 100 years hence.

    Unless we get control of the scientific process, these types of panics will be regular occurrences.
    Buckle up.

  62. Tintarella di Luna

    But these women are only in power, these disgracefully ignorant bitches, these substandard diversity picks, are only in power because their parties know that women vote on gender, and want to see a woman to vote for.

    bladerdash only afflicted Labor/Green/Demoncrap women do – women who give a damn about their families and their country can think and vote on that basis.

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