Essential Worker

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41 Responses to Essential Worker

  1. Keith Bates

    “Permitted Worker Permit”,
    “Staying Apart Keeps Us Together”
    “War Is Peace”

    Very 1984- all of it.

  2. mark

    Surely this could have been done by zoom or such. Just grand standing with the permit.

  3. shady

    Two questions:
    1. How is appearing on Breakfast News an essential service?
    2. Isn’t this a perfect example of work that could have been done from home?

  4. H B Bear

    “Papers please”.

    “ Sorry mate. No ticket,no start.”

  5. Roger

    This may backfire on her. Someone in VIC may challenge it as not within the directions.

    On second thoughts, no – it would be upheld.

  6. Slim Cognito

    I challenge it on the basis that she is not a “worker”. She hasn’t worked a day in her life.

  7. Louis Hissink

    I wonder why they haven’t a smartyfone app for the permission to work. Maybe Victorian IT is still in the quill-india ink system.

  8. Bruce

    So, is anyone running a book on when we see the first (Chinese-made) equivalents of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate-signs?

  9. HT

    I think I’m entirely immune to Godwin’s Law by the facts in this instance, to declare, “this is literally what the Nazis did”.

  10. HT

    Bruce
    #3537431, posted on August 6, 2020 at 10:20 am
    So, is anyone running a book on when we see the first (Chinese-made) equivalents of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate-signs?

    I think they’ll run with “Keeping apart keeps us together”.

  11. rickw

    “Permitted Worker Permit”,
    “Staying Apart Keeps Us Together”
    “War Is Peace”

    Very 1984- all of it.

    Yep

  12. Bronson

    Your papers are not in order this is yesterday’s permit. The permit form now requires the signature of the Dear Leader. You will come with me please!

  13. rickw

    I just laminated mine, my guess it’s going to need to last for two years with the Hunchbacked Bat Eared Communist Mong in charge.

    Disappointed it’s not called the “Working Permitted Worker Permit”, they only went 50% redundant with the current title.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    The ACTU is essentially inessential.
    Abolish it and reduce the union fees the workers have to pay by the amount the ACTU costs to run.
    And why is she going to the ABC, the mouthpiece of the bourgeoisie elites?
    Especially when she could do the spot by Skype like everyone else.

  15. Roger

    I think I’m entirely immune to Godwin’s Law by the facts in this instance, to declare, “this is literally what the Nazis did”.

    Papiere, bitte!

  16. Amadeus

    Talk about grandstanding…! Obviously, $1 billion + a year to the completely irrelevant ABC isn’t enough for them to employ someone smart enough to connect up Skype or Facetime. What a joke – and the long-suffering taxpayer is the butt of the joke….

  17. candy

    I think she gets a thrill out of the words “permit”, “curfew”, etc.

    It’s close to her heart, that kind of thing, the authoritarianism of it all.

  18. mundi

    The way the restriction is written, she can go anywhere she wants so long as she is giving “advice” on OH&S.

    But why tweet about it? Is she gloating?

  19. mem

    I wonder if Sally realizes that every time Dan opens his mouth he effectively kills off thousands of jobs. And if you don’t have a job you join the unemployment queue after job keeper is sucked dry. And if you don’t have a job you are dumped by the unions. Sally’s union membership might cop a nasty hit in immediate future. I note that The University of Melb has just sent a letter out to staff indicating its finances are no longer viable and there will be 450 staff regrettably terminated by October and possibly even further cuts after that. So where are the cuts in the Victorian public service? Salaries and numbers cannot be sustainable either?

  20. notafan

    Those comments.

    You’re a hero Sally.

    Child care worker is now a very dangerous occupation.

  21. Barry

    Lamination of the permit is necessary, since it will be touched by the plod who have also touched many thousands of other virus riddled objects.

    So wipe it clean after presenting it to the stasi – Glen-20 is a good antiviral spray.

  22. Lee

    “Permitted Worker Permit”,
    “Staying Apart Keeps Us Together”
    “War Is Peace”

    Very 1984- all of it.

    Dictator Dan (like many lefties) thinks that 1984 and other George Orwell works are “How To Guides” instead of a warning against totalitarianism he intended them as.

  23. CK

    Per Mundi’s comments.
    “Union/peak body/employer organisation officials attending a worksite as permitted by law or for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) advice is permitted”.

    So Sally McManus thinks that going to the ABC TV studio for an interview is “attending a worksite for OHS advice”.

    And Daniel Andrews wants to preach about us all being in this together, and following the rules, etc, etc.
    Rules for thee, but not for me.

  24. Up The Workers!

    To mem at 11.10 am:

    It’s ironic, isn’t it.

    The A.L.P./Unions are always shooting themselves in the foot.

    The A.L.P. tries to increase its membership by importing undocumented illegal aliens from overseas through their dodgy “People-Smuggler Franchising Scheme” – only for comedians Chris Buffoon and “The Berk” to stuff it up by drowning 2,000 aspiring Labor voters in the Timor Sea.

    The A.C.T.U. tries to bolster the meagre 10% of Australian workers who can be bullied into paying outrageous levels of protection money to the unions, before the criminal former Federal President of the A.L.P. then gratuitously steals $20 MILLION in union funds for his own self-enrichment (which both he and the A.L.P. then refuse to repay) and Dodgy Dan comes along and boots half of that residual 10% out of work when he kills off their employers, their industries and their livelihoods.

    It’s Murphy’s Law (Lionel’s or Bernie’s – take your pick) – Whatever the A.L.P. can stuff up, they will stuff up.

  25. Steve

    Um…isnt this the *exact* embodiment of

    “Citizen…your papers please”

  26. Roger

    It’s Murphy’s Law (Lionel’s or Bernie’s – take your pick) – Whatever the A.L.P. can stuff up, they will stuff up.

    The ALP consists mainly of lefty lawyers and union reps who’ve never started or run a business or an enterprise that creates wealth and employs people in the private sector. They learn to play politics at university and never grow out of it. The Victorian ALP seems to be particularly afflicted with this type. They are parasites on the productive sectors of society who treat the working classes as their voteherd and subjects for experimentation in social policy. If its voters keep putting them in power Victoria – Melbourne in particular – will before long will be unrecognisable from what it was even a generation ago.

    Now, as for the Liberal Party…

  27. Professor Fred Lenin

    Do Party members need one ? Surely ones Party Membership Card entitles them freedom of movement spreading the Party Agenda (_marxist /leninist /xiaist ) .
    Was the introduction of socialist fascism one of the terms imposed to get the belt and braces loans and bribes ?

  28. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Very 1984- all of it

    Indeed and Silly McMenace is an inner party member.

  29. Jock

    Calm down you bunch of plebs. Sally is doing the work of the Party. (PBUD)

  30. HT

    Roger
    #3537489, posted on August 6, 2020 at 10:56 am
    I think I’m entirely immune to Godwin’s Law by the facts in this instance, to declare, “this is literally what the Nazis did”.

    Papiere, bitte!

    Sadly, other than maybe the Jewish amongst us, this impact of this expression is completely lost on the modern western world.

  31. Rex Anger

    @ HT-

    Unless it’s done in Russian, or maybe Hingarian, Polish, Czech, etc…

    What about Mandarin?

  32. thefrollickingmole

    Next up, private vehicle lanes.

  33. Shy Ted

    She or he needs to be arrested and strip-searched. I’m not volunteering.

  34. Eyrie

    “Citizen…your papers please”

    The correct terminology is ” Subject, papers!”

  35. Roger

    Sadly, other than maybe the Jewish amongst us, this impact of this expression is completely lost on the modern western world.

    HT, you and I are probably old enough to remember when the fact that the Englishman – and by extension the Australian – did not need to carry identity papers which had to be produced on demand of a police officer, was a source of pride as compared with the requirement most European nations imposed upon their people.

    In Victoria’s case at least, how are the mighty fallen.

  36. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    I wonder what you’d find if you strip searched “Sally”?

  37. Forest Stylist

    My applications to work (departing NSW) on a remote part of an island off SA have been repeatedly declined of late.
    I now realise not being a female union official with an ABC invite was what was missing in the paperwork.

  38. Catfeesh?

    Lipstick, I imagine, Colonel.

  39. Old Lefty

    Did she promise to burn down a church on the way home?

  40. HT

    Roger
    #3537881, posted on August 6, 2020 at 5:05 pm
    Sadly, other than maybe the Jewish amongst us, this impact of this expression is completely lost on the modern western world.

    HT, you and I are probably old enough to remember when the fact that the Englishman – and by extension the Australian – did not need to carry identity papers which had to be produced on demand of a police officer, was a source of pride as compared with the requirement most European nations imposed upon their people.

    In Victoria’s case at least, how are the mighty fallen.

    Indeed. And our police did not require more body armour and weapons than an Australian soldier in Tarin Kowt (and that’s literally, not a metaphoric comparison). Even more fundamentally, our society understood the difference between the police and the military. In Australia today, the two functions, IMHO, are becoming dangerously interchangeable.

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