Rickw: The state of Victoria

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  1. stackja

    “Experts” at WHO weren’t worried last year.
    People keep ageing. The more they age the closer they come to the end.
    Wuhan virus might bring the end quicker.
    Flu season seems quieter this year.

  2. nb

    And in the hand of the ‘Aussie public’ is a ballot paper marked ‘more please’.

  3. Professor Fred Lenin

    Stackja Next year they might have a new one for the West to experiencev the old flu cant compete with the all new you beaut Chinese Biowarfare Virus ,the start of the New Biological Warfare Age ,broyht to you by 0the Peoples Republic Of China . The Wuhan lab , donated by Barnier using French money and Scientists when he was Foreign Minister in the Hollande socialist government, they are still working hard to make new strains and vaccines . Next year the might have another strain to inflict on the non Chinese world.

  4. Alex

    Some excerpts from a site in the US I subscribe to:
    Historically capital will ALWAYS flee from tyranny. The treatment of choking this “Melbourne” girl simply because she does not have a mask is by no means a free society that respects human rights. What countries have restored to under the pretense of protecting the public is to strip everyone of all human rights. This has gone way too far and in many cases, as seen here, the Police have crossed the line and become the tyrannical enemies of the people. This is the very essence of what sets in motion a revolution that is not bloodless. Close excerpts.

    The US and EU press are referring to Andrew’s actions as Australia’s actions. SLOMO needs to act before capital is removed by foreign entities and we go further down the gurgler.

    The UN has a charter of Human Rights which Andrews needs to read or SLOMO to tell him:
    Article 3 Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person
    Article 4 No-one should be held in slavery or servitude, slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all forms
    Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment

    In Victoriastan everyone has NO LIBERTY
    In Victoriastan everyone is held in STATE SLAVERY
    In Victoriastan if you object/protest (except of course BLM) you are subjected to degrading treatment

    SLOMO has a duty to protect and uphold The Constitution’s federal powers. Time he got off his arse and turned this country back to sanity before we the people take that responsibility away from the Statists.

    COME ON VICTORIANS fight for your liberty or forever lose it.

  5. exsteelworker

    Just saw Albo on tv trying to put the blame on the federal government for the deaths of the nurseing home residents in Victoria and subsequent future deaths, regardless of evidence today contradicting Dan Andrews offer of ADF help for hotel quarantine, which IS the number 1 cause of the nurseing home deaths. . Chairman Dan LIED to a parliamentary inquiry and dumbarse ALBO ALPBC/ UNION are blaming everyone else but Dan! If ALBO had any balls he’d be demanding DAN ANDREWS RESIGNATION. Wgat an absolute moron!

  6. Lee

    SLOMO has a duty to protect and uphold The Constitution’s federal powers. Time he got off his arse and turned this country back to sanity before we the people take that responsibility away from the Statists.

    I think he is more worried (also too gutless) about protecting his and his government’s backs, than the Constitution or Victoria’s and Australia’s best interest at this time.
    Morrison is no statesman of stature, but a tower of jelly.

  7. Roger

    The UN has a charter of Human Rights which Andrews needs to read or SLOMO to tell him

    Alex, the UN has a Declaration of Human Rights.

    It is just that – a declaration, not a treaty or a charter, therefore it is not legally binding.

    It has, however, inspired state and federal human rights laws. Premiers and Health Ministers have basically said that the emergency measures either override those laws or do not contradict them because the measures are temporary. Thsi is what needs to be tested.

    Morrison has no authority to intervene in state affairs even if he wanted to, which he clearly doesn’t.

  8. caveman

    With each State going it alone and locking down their borders , we are no longer a Nation , it’s everyman for himself. None of this we’re all in it together BS.

  9. Roger

    Incidentally, I think it is very apt that the figures suppressing the Aussie public in the cartoon are faceless and instructed by nameless “experts”.

  10. mem

    Lee said

    I think he is more worried (also too gutless) about protecting his and his government’s backs, than the Constitution or Victoria’s and Australia’s best interest at this time.
    Morrison is no statesman of stature, but a tower of jelly.

    All Morrison needs to say is:
    “Unfortunately the mismanagement of quarantine in Victoria has led to the virus getting into the aged and healthcare sector. I do not believe the figures in the rest of the Victorian community warrant the severe lock down measures that have been imposed. We should be securing aged care, making sure aged care workers aren’t carrying the virus and similar measures. Victorians like all Australians are entitled to their liberty whilst remaining responsible”.
    But will he?

  11. Penny

    Lee
    You are correct, Scott Morrison is a snake in the grass, from his pretend support of Abbott and then his scheming to become the PM
    These lockdowns and mandatory mask wearing contravene the Bio Security Act of 2015

  12. Hay Stockard

    Our Constitution has been ground into the dirt. The Military are patrolling our streets. Our Police are an oppressive force and the the assumption of innocence has changed to the assumption of guilt.
    Interesting times.

  13. lily

    Morrison is no statesman of stature, but a tower of jelly.
    Add to that, he is a happy clapping false prophet.

  14. OUTRAGED

    All Morrison needs to say is:
    “Unfortunately the mismanagement of quarantine in Victoria has led to the virus getting into the aged and healthcare sector. I do not believe the figures in the rest of the Victorian community warrant the severe lock down measures that have been imposed. We should be securing aged care, making sure aged care workers aren’t carrying the virus and similar measures. Victorians like all Australians are entitled to their liberty whilst remaining responsible”.
    All Morrison really needs to point out, particularly to the irrelevant Albo, the the aged care homes in other states are not afflicted as they are in Victoria. NSW learned a very quick lesson and rectified the situation. Further, there are many well managed agedcare facilities in Victoria not struggling with a COVID outbreak. You won’t hear that on their ABC.

  15. Howard Hill

    Good one, Rickw.
    Speaks a thousand words.
    HOP time s nearing!!

  16. Rohan

    caveman
    #3546225, posted on August 13, 2020 at 10:44 am
    With each State going it alone and locking down their borders , we are no longer a Nation , it’s everyman for himself. None of this we’re all in it together BS.

    And our Premiers are backing to the hilt while spewing this falsehood to calm the plebs into some semblance of unity.

  17. Struth

    This site has on average more people that are questioning the situation than anywhere else, yet it’s like watching a dog work out where the ball went.
    He sort of gets you didn’t throw it but can’t see it behind your back.

    Scott Morrison would do it if he wanted to.
    He doesn’t want to, and is the lead instigator here.
    He has left the rule of Law, kicked the constitution to the curb regards quarantine law making.

    Please take your minds back to when he had pressure applied to him to pull out of Paris.
    He firmly stood his ground and wouldn’t even tolerate being asked about it.
    He is no jelly back.
    As I said way back when he was first “allowed” to become PM by a UN arsehole predecessor who had to make sure he had a globalist in the chair before he left, this two faced arsehole will be worse for Australia than Turnbull.
    Why?
    Because we are seeing it now.
    People just calling him weak.
    People just letting him off with well, he’s no leader!!
    Turnbull would not be let off as lightly, hence Sco Mo is a bigger disaster.

    Bloody hell.
    Who believes he got to where he is by being a nice bloke

  18. HT

    Off Topic I know, but kinda related in an obtuse way 🙂

    Further reports today that Australia should be preliminary be “shocked” when the report into ADF War Crimes is tabled in the near future.

    Teddy Sheean’s VC was approved today by the Queen.

    The War Crimes reports lands on the table and the government says “look over there, it’s a VC!”

    I’m getting more cynical as I age methinks. However, an unreserved congratulations to Teddy Sheean, his family and good on Top Ender for winning the argument 🙂

  19. min

    Excellent article by Bella D’Abrera in Oz today pointing out how public servants are hired in Victoria not on merit but commitment to diversity that is central to the goal of better outcomes for Victorians . How long then before more major stuff ups with no department capable of running anything . No matter how the numbers come down we are stuffed.

  20. Diogenes

    All Morrison needs to say is:
    “Unfortunately the mismanagement of quarantine in Victoria has led to the virus getting into the aged and healthcare sector. I do not believe the

    And the introduction that footage will be something like ….
    “In a return to partisan politics today Liberal PM Scummo attacked ALP Premier Dan Andrews”

  21. Fair Shake

    Struts,
    love the analogy of like the dog looking for where the ball went.

  22. Fair Shake

    *typo should be Struth

  23. The Sheriff

    Article in the AFR today talking about leadership tension in the Vic Coalition. Wonder if that will go anywhere

  24. One of the issues with Morrison and his cohorts staying silent or supporting Chairman Dan is the fact that come the next Federal election, there’s no way that he can point to Labor ineptitude and use it for political point scoring, as he sanctioned it all.

  25. Unfortunately, the next state election is not for a couple of years and by that time all of this will have been forgotten and Labor will have given everyone trinkets to make them happy once again.

  26. MACK

    “If you want to know what is going wrong in Victoria, all you need do is look at a job being advertised on Seek by the state’s Department of Justice and Community Safety. The department wishes to hire a “director, inclusion and intersectionality”, for which it is offering a generous salary of $192,800-$249,700 plus superannuation.”
    “The DJPR even has its own deputy secretary for inclusion”
    https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/coronavirus-identity-politics-focus-diverts-attention-from-real-issues?fbclid=IwAR1tNFuJEJbQQfutuAEnxD7rCHcMag99upNKr-9sEgbguG71_WPjx8jKp1k

  27. yarpos

    “How long then before more major stuff ups with no department capable of running anything . No matter how the numbers come down we are stuffed.”

    I would offer zero days. My evidence? everyday observation of multiple VIC govt departments performance. It starts at the top, Andrews, Mikakos, Neville, D’Ambrosio all empty talking heads , fed theor lines by “experts” If only their appeared to be a competent and crdible alternative.

  28. OldOzzie

    Coronavirus: Identity politics focus diverts attention from real issues

    BELLA D’ABRERA

    If you want to know what is going wrong in Victoria, all you need do is look at a job being advertised on Seek by the state’s Department of Justice and Community Safety. The department wishes to hire a “director, inclusion and intersectionality”, for which it is offering a generous salary of $192,800-$249,700 plus superannuation.

    According to the ad, the incumbent “will be responsible for providing authoritative, strategic and innovative advice in relation to inclusion and intersectionality to justice ministers, DJCS executives and other senior stakeholders”.

    Furthermore, they “will be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of inclusion, intersectionality and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues”.

    This ad epitomises everything that is wrong with the Victorian government. In a single job description, it explains the reason the government is incapable of running a quarantine program or looking after the elderly. Instead of doing what it should be doing, which is governing, it is putting all its resources into a vast social experiment based on an ideology of social justice, intersectionality, and identity politics.

    We are now watching as Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, fails the Australian public. This is because they have put identity politics, and the concept of diversity and inclusion, before the health of the people, with deadly consequences.

    This has come to light in the past few days with revelations that the DHHS farmed out its responsibilities to the DJPR by putting it in charge of the hotel quarantine program. As revealed in The Age newspaper, the DJPR and its international trade agency, Global Victoria, were responsible for engaging private security firms for hotel quarantine. The reason for selecting Unified Security, an indigenous-owned security company that was not on the government’s preferred panel of security suppliers, was supposedly driven by an attempt to provide jobs under “social inclusion” policies.

    The bureaucratic elite in Victoria clearly did not see a problem in selecting a company for hotel quarantine based on where it ranked on the intersectionality pyramid. This should have been a strict police or military operation.

    According to the DJPR’s secretary, who states in the department’s Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Strategy 2020-23, “diversity in the workplace is not just a nice thing to have” . . . It is “the foundation of good business principles and will ensure the department is best placed to deliver on its purpose”.

    Under no circumstance would we want the pilot of our A380 or the surgeon performing open-heart surgery on a family member to be selected on the basis of diversity and inclusion rather than merit. Those in charge of the hotel quarantine approached the job at hand as if it were a lavish junket. They even made a self-congratulatory video in which they referred to the task as “one massive inbound super trade mission which keeps rolling … which has been a really exciting project” rather than a serious quarantine operation in which there was so much at stake.

    It is not difficult to see where priorities lie for these Victorian departments.

    Two years ago, the DHHS enforced “They Day” for all staff, which mandated that every first Wednesday of the month, its 10,000 employees were to use gender neutral pronouns such as “they” and “them” rather than he and she. Former Victorian deputy chief health officer Annaliese Van Diemen revealed her ideological leanings when she compared COVID-19 to James Cook with her ill-informed and notorious tweet.

    The DJPR even has its own deputy secretary for inclusion, which is extraordinary given that the main purpose of the department appears to be the promotion of business and trade. It clearly adheres to the utopian intellectual elite theory that the workforce of the private sector economy can and should be controlled by government.

    Victoria, indeed Australia, would not be in today’s predicament had these departments spent time and resources on real issues, not activism. We know from reports that the contact tracing and pandemic team in the DHHS was severely under-resourced.

    The government of Daniel Andrews appears to be operating in a different kind of reality in which it is blatantly more concerned with social engineering than it is healthcare. This is because most of the government departments are staffed and run by individuals who have spent years in the humanities departments of our universities, which, of course, are mired in identity politics, social justice, postmodernism and pseudo-Marxism.

    According the DHHS cultural and diversity plan, it not only has 18 diversity “deliverables” but it also claims that its commitment to diversity is “central to our goal of achieving better outcomes to all Victorians”.

    Tell this to the people of Victoria who are now living under the most draconian measures imposed on an Australian population since days of the penal colony, thanks to the hotel quarantine fiasco. Tell this to the thousands of Victorians who have lost their jobs — perhaps even family members.

    The real crisis we are facing is not being caused by COVID-19 but by the elite’s stubborn attachment to identity politics, which is obscuring the real problems and jeopardising the lives and livelihoods of mainstream Australians.

    Bella d’Abrera is the director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs.

  29. Squirrel

    It’s all OK, the “curve is flattening” – so draconian lockdown works, and the grateful masses of Victoriastan will forget about what created the disaster (and that’s exactly what most of the media will tell them to do).

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