Do not doubt that Victoria has become a police state

Let me preface this with a quote from a Letter to the Editor at the Oz.

I had to leave for the UK recently…. Extraordinarily, after all the tribulations leaving Australia, I entered the UK by merely sliding my passport into a slot, unmolested by bureaucrats, and emerged blinking into sunny freedom. Here I can walk outside and freely breathe the air. I can go for an evening jog. I can eat in crowded restaurants and go to concerts. I can travel anywhere in the UK or most of the world … except Australia. Quietly, the rest of our planet is getting back to normal, unwilling to continue throttling liberty and society for a virus that, yes, caused a lot of deaths, but would not have looked out of place in a reasonably bad winter.

Meanwhile back in Australia, and in Victoria in particular, we have this. And while the writer calls her a “Karen”, Mandy Crear is definitely not one of them. She is a modern secular saint, and as seen above is both handcuffed and accompanied by six members of our local constabulary, as befitting a dangerous criminal such as herself. The entire story from the Herald-Sun is reprinted below. It is titled, “Frankston ‘Karen’ anti-masker Mandy Crerar refuses to wear mask in jail, remanded again.

A Frankston ‘Karen’ is still refusing to wear a mask even as she languishes in jail on remand, a court has heard.

Anti-authoritarian Mandy Crerar was listed to apply for bail again on Tuesday, but her case was adjourned because prison staff said she wouldn’t put on a mask.

It meant custody officers at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre couldn’t take her to a media room for her online court case.

The 58-year-old had her first bail application on August 12, but that was denied because she refused to guarantee she would abide by the COVID-19 health requirements.

Ms Crerar is accused of coughing on staff at Cafe Fleur by Jen in Frankston and allegedly assaulting police because she had been refused service for not wearing a mask.

Officers say she continued to be uncooperative and refused to answer COVID-19 questions back at the station. She faces a total of nine assault, affray, resisting emergency worker and failing to comply with Chief Health Officer’s direction charges.

Her partner Andrew Lane pleaded for her to be released from custody, saying he needed her assistance around the home and he “couldn’t cope without Mandy here”.

Her defence lawyer Christopher Terry told the online court he was advised she was abiding by directives at the prison where she is being held, but that was disputed by corrections staff.

He said the 14 days she had already spent behind bars was more than she would likely receive if she was found guilty or pleaded to the charges she faced.

He said a $5000 surety and the care requirements of her partner were also factors that needed to be considered.

Magistrate Timothy Gattuso said he was not prepared to consider bail for Ms Crerar if she was not prepared to put on a mask inside jail.

“If she is saying she will do it in the community, I want to see if she is prepared to do it for a court hearing,” Mr Gattuso said.

She is listed to face online court again on Thursday, August 27.

To give Dan Andrews an extension of his powers would be a betrayal of our freedoms which is a legacy we must protect, while making Victoria the most absurd political entity on the planet.

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63 Responses to Do not doubt that Victoria has become a police state

  1. mem

    I posted this on the other thread but more relevant here. I also note that not many are as hopeful that Andrews will pull back
    mem
    #3560334, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:17 am
    Seems like the PM has had a word in the ear of Daniel Andrews. The media release about this gives Andrews an out in that he might have not clarified his extension of the State of Emergency message sufficiently. Expect more soon but I think the lock down will be pulled back. From my knowledge there has been huge push back and someone’s butt has been kicked pretty hard.
    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/health/pm-concerned-about-victorias-state-of-emergency-extension/news-story/36935f94f6c70b3cd1d154ba501a8357

  2. Bad Samaritan

    Only yesterday, the Vic govt told us that 2700 health workers have been infected by CV, and that about 80% of that number were infected at work.

    So, the Vic Govt knows that masks do not work for even the most savvy class of wearers, but it arrests and imprisons people who also know what they know. WTF is going on here?

  3. Karabar

    New Zealand and Victoria are fast becoming societies to be pitied by the rest of the world.
    I think it is simlar to the way in which we regarded life in the Eastern Block and the USSR.
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/tyranny/tyranny-is-indistinguishable-when-used-by-kings-or-career-politicians/

  4. mem

    kthis petition calling for Adrews resignation is gaining significant momentum. It is now up to 21000 signatures mostly over the past 48 hours. If want to understand the level of anger, frustration and sheer disappointment in Daniel Andrews leader ship read the comments in the petition. And if you agree please sign and send on to others, https://www.change.org/p/daniel-andrews-resign?redirect=false

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    I hope she doesn’t also have the temerity to sing in a church. they’d lock her up in that case, and throw away the key.

    ‘This Activity Is Unlawful’: California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors (25 Aug)

    North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., was fined $10,000 by Santa Clara County for conducting two indoor worship services that included singing. It also received a cease-and-desist order. (The county fined the church $5,000 for a Sunday morning service and $5,000 for a Sunday evening service.)

    How dare they worship God and actually sing hymns.

    (Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t give Dan any ideas.)

  6. thefrollickingmole

    Bad Samaritan
    #3560364, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:46 am
    Only yesterday, the Vic govt told us that 2700 health workers have been infected by CV, and that about 80% of that number were infected at work.

    Luckily the Vic government is going to implement a fix.

    Mask Stasi.
    They are going to employ people at hospitals to follow staff around and check they are wearing PPE properly.
    Thats not a joke, that was some talking head on their ABC this morning.

  7. Tom Appleton

    “Police have been accused of an excessive response after a Melbourne man claims officers harassed him, followed him onto his property and mentioned a “gun” when he put his bins out past curfew.”
    https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/man-accuses-police-of-harassing-him-for-taking-out-bins-past-curfew/news-story/8aaf93abd78ad9be9e3739e75a711b24

  8. Professor Fred Lenin

    I was woken up in the early hours in MelbournesNorthern suburbs by the Vicstasi helicopter ,flying around for ages ,I immediately thought they were seeking a very dangerous unmasked person skulking around at 3am , they probably had several cars being guided by the Vicstasi copter , good to see our taxes being used for a good cause.
    A relative ,a nurse ,informs me that officially hospital staff get the virus at Aldi ,not at work .an official hospital statement authorised no doubt by DANDEMIC DAN s government .
    80 per cent at Aldi 20 per cent at work ,after a storm of staff protests it was revised to reverse the figures .Staff are resigning in large numbers ,as managemant re assigns skilled surgical nurses to covid wards ,
    Other specialised staff are resentfull too ,the hospital system is a mess ,the communust unionists support the attempted coup by DANDEMIC DAN ,of course they know which side their bread is buttered on .
    Next time you are in Melbourne .stay art Rydges Hotel . They have indigenius security there .
    What could go wrong ? Bring back Geoff Kennet,clean up Victoria .

  9. Tom Appleton

    Video report of the case of the ‘curfew breaker’ I mentioned above,
    WATCH: Police ABUSING ‘State of Emergency’ powers

  10. John A

    I would also alert people to the hidden danger in the Premier’s megalomania.

    The change to the Act to allow for 18 months instead of 6 months for an emergency declaration is not a temporary thing for Covid-19 but will be a PERMANENT part of the Act, for all future emergencies.

    That means Parliament can be suspended for up to 18 months at a time (out of a four-year term).

  11. dopey

    Rehearsals for the climate emergency lockdowns soon to come.

  12. Watch Your Back

    I’ve been refused permission to go back and work in the UK. It’s all decided by someone somewhere or other. There is no discussion, no appeal.

    I find the Australian Police intimidating and prone to violence. It’s as if Australia is still a penal colony.

    I’m going to keep applying until I am allowed to leave.

  13. MatrixTransform

    the Vicstasi helicopter

    I was outside the other night and a helicopter flew over and around at high speed.
    completely dark … no lights
    not on FlightRadar either

  14. Speedbox

    Tom Appleton
    #3560393, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Outrageous. God help this country.

  15. mem

    More from Daniel Andrews:
    Now he attempting to justify his 12 month lock down so he can manage the process of getting the state back running. Does he think we are all stupid? Give him 12 months and he can do anything he likes including suspending Parliament.
    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/health/premier-daniel-andrews-defends-controversial-proposal-to-extend-state-of-emergency-by-another-12-months/news-story/847dca31bf5d23b1dbac7011a51d9703

  16. cuckoo

    And that a young woman has been sent to prison for six months for not self-quarantining for fourteen days after entering WA from Victoria with permission.

  17. HT

    thefrollickingmole
    #3560374, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:57 am
    Bad Samaritan
    #3560364, posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:46 am
    Only yesterday, the Vic govt told us that 2700 health workers have been infected by CV, and that about 80% of that number were infected at work.

    Luckily the Vic government is going to implement a fix.

    Mask Stasi.
    They are going to employ people at hospitals to follow staff around and check they are wearing PPE properly.
    Thats not a joke, that was some talking head on their ABC this morning.

    Ahhh yes. They are called “Covid Marshalls”. Expect to see a lot of more of these Hi-Vis professional Karens around, everywhere. In NSW they are already in bars, right?

  18. a happy little debunker

    Karen is a pejorative term used … for a woman perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is appropriate or necessary

    Someone is being a Karen and I am pretty sure it is not this poor woman…

  19. Joanna Smythe

    Here in WA what we see going on over east is like living in another country. I have no doubt that should we get a few cases over here, our Government here would immediately spring into action and follow the eastern lead. Also, no doubt, the compliant population would jump on board and follow the Leader. Scott Morrison is turning out to be a complete failure and what’s worse, a closet socialist

  20. MatrixTransform

    Does he think we are all stupid?

    … he knows we are

  21. HT

    Professor Fred Lenin
    #3560380, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    A relative ,a nurse ,informs me that officially hospital staff get the virus at Aldi ,not at work .an official hospital statement authorised no doubt by DANDEMIC DAN s government .
    ….

    Both my children are Registered Nurses, one is also a Midwife the other a Critical Care Nurse in a large regional emergency department. Last six months is the quietest it’s ever been for them, they jokingly suggest they want the pandemic to go on for ever because they are treated like heroes and get full wages for sitting around practicing for emergencies that keep not happening.

    Another good use of our tax dollars. A $1.2B hospital working to less than 50% capacity, all the while people out there needing treatment told to wait because the Covid wave is gunna happen, soon, just watch, its coming, just you wait and see! When I was in the army a standard joke was “hurry up and wait”, never thought thought would become government policy.

  22. HT

    Professor Fred Lenin
    #3560380, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm
    I was woken up in the early hours in MelbournesNorthern suburbs by the Vicstasi helicopter ,flying around for ages ,I immediately thought they were seeking a very dangerous unmasked person skulking around at 3am , they probably had several cars being guided by the Vicstasi copter , good to see our taxes being used for a good cause.

    This, and a few other comments about aerial surveillance being used in Victoria. In my former employment in several three letter acronym agencies, I quickly learnt that the surveillance state to fear was at state level. This kind of activity is illegal at the federal level, that’s why the ADF said “no, hell no” to VICPOL to use their surveillance drones for law enforcement.
    It always confuses me when I see or hear people blustering about the federal level intelligence capabilities. They operate within well constructed and policed laws. The states however, do what they damn like. It simply amazes me to see Justice Dept vehicles scanning number plates at Bunnings, records kept of vehicles passing under gantries or telephone tower data freely available to any plod with three stripes or more that happens to ask.

  23. So we are talking serious grub here :

    “Ms Crerar is accused of coughing on staff at Cafe Fleur by Jen in Frankston and allegedly assaulting police because she had been refused service for not wearing a mask”.

    Eat at home and leave the foot outlet staff out of your political protest.

    Seriously, this is not somebody that should be help up as some sort of example of a freedom fighter.

  24. Professor Fred Lenin

    The fact that 80 per cent of hospital staff contract the virus at work is proof that masks work ? Not only do they wear masks they wear shields too . The latest thing from the polliemuppets is that hospital staff are stupid thats why the get it,polliemuppets and public officeworkers dont get it , they are clever they keep away from infected people . So the latest from the Rydge Hotel Mob is , you must be stupid to work with the sick . Real humanitarians the commos arent they ? .
    50 members of Frankston Hospital have covids ,700 staff are on two week quarantine but not at Rydges Hotel ,being guarded by Star of Mumbai Security PL dont get sick in Frankston thats an order !

  25. rickw

    The Canadian national, who has been in Australia for a decade, said he was “stunned” the officer said something along the lines of “I was lucky there wasn’t a gun in my face”.

    Just remember, the fucks at Vikpol have just a little shy of 1000 assault rifles at their disposal.

    What might they need them for?

    Why have they been so dedicated to ensuring that no civilian can own anything vaguely similar?

  26. Robbo

    Andrews wants another 12 months if lockdown so that he can continue to treat us all as criminals. Nobody should forget that this disgusting situation has been caused because Andrews and his hopeless incompetent Ministers could not do the same task that was handled by the Premiers of every other State. We are being punished, locked up, patronised, lied to by an incompetent bastard who couldn’t run a banana cart. If anyone should be locked up it is Andrews because of his criminal negligence which has seen the Chinese virus spread around Victoria and kill a number of its most vulnerable citizens. If the crossbenchers in the Legislative Council vote to extend the Andrews lockdown for any longer they will be rightly regarded as badly as the lickspittles who make up the Government in Victoria. NO EXTENSIONS TO THE LOCKDOWN SHOULD BE TOLERATED.

  27. Rohan

    John A
    #3560396, posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm
    The change to the Act to allow for 18 months instead of 6 months for an emergency declaration is not a temporary thing for Covid-19 but will be a PERMANENT part of the Act, for all future emergencies.

    That means Parliament can be suspended for up to 18 months at a time (out of a four-year term).

    It’s Viktoriastans version of The Enabling Act.

  28. Matt

    “Mandy Crerar, 58, is accused of entering a Frankston cafe without a mask on August 11 and coughing over another person.”
    Not sure that I’d describe someone who deliberately coughs in the face of another person as a modern secular saint. But go ahead and defend her.

  29. Jac

    Perhaps she could be given Community Service assisting in cleaning up jobs in an ICU ward, allowing her to choose as to whether she wears a mask or not. I really don’t think spitting or coughing on folk should be accepted at any time.

  30. rickw:

    Just remember, the fucks at Vikpol have just a little shy of 1000 assault rifles at their disposal.

    Any student of history will tell you how insurgency movements get their weapons.

  31. Eyrie

    Scott Morrison is turning out to be a complete failure and what’s worse, a closet socialist

    Nothing closet about it.

  32. John snowy Bowyer

    Matt & BrettW should also realise that the wallopers have a long history of fitting people up with what they have done.
    Rely on our media but not on what the scum say but what the filth don’t say. They never report the truth, deliberately never the whole truth but just the bits that suit them. So the whole truth is never shown.
    This case could have been over the next day but this is the sleazy coppers backed up by labour appointed magistrates punishing someone not following the party line.
    Sooner we elect our Chief commissioners and CMO the better. As for magistrates lets go back to a mix of people not just failed lawyers!

  33. Once you cough deliberately in a coffee shop workers face good luck getting sympathy from me. Try that on a Government Minister or MP but not an innocent person doing their job.

    Disappointed this is the type of role model being highlighted here. VIC must be very short of “fightback” role models at the moment. I look forward to her continued detention for her treatment of the coffee shop staff. Any legitimate grievance she had went out the window when she sunk to that level.

    “Officers say she continued to be uncooperative and refused to answer COVID-19 questions back at the station. She faces a total of nine assault, affray, resisting emergency worker and failing to comply with Chief Health Officer’s direction charges.
    Her partner Andrew Lane pleaded for her to be released from custody, saying he needed her assistance around the home and he “couldn’t cope without Mandy here”.

  34. rickw

    “Mandy Crerar, 58, is accused of entering a Frankston cafe without a mask on August 11 and coughing over another person.”
    Not sure that I’d describe someone who deliberately coughs in the face of another person as a modern secular saint. But go ahead and defend her.

    Key word: Accused

    Victorian’s are always keen to short circuit due process and side with Nazism.

  35. Not read the original article but presumably there is a not too happy coffee shop worker who is the victim of the first offence which is what I guess got police attending in the first place. Pretty sure police would rather not have to deal with such a lowlife.

    Start a Gofundme for her if you are such a big fan.

    “Matt & BrettW should also realise that the wallopers have a long history of fitting people up with what they have done”.

  36. rickw

    Once you cough deliberately in a coffee shop workers face good luck getting sympathy from me. Try that on a Government Minister or MP but not an innocent person doing their job.

    Key word: Accused

    Victorian’s are always keen to short circuit due process and side with Nazism.

  37. Steve

    The police will need to be very clear who they truly serve.

    Is it the people, to maintain law and order – or some dark dictatorial scheme being played out under covid where windows are smashed and people dragged out of cars for not wearing something stupid and ineffectual like a face mask?

    Its time to decide….

  38. rickw

    Not read the original article but presumably……

    I don’t need to say anything else.

  39. incoherent rambler

    The police will need to be very clear who they truly serve.

    Its time to decide….

    It’s pretty clear where the blackshirts stand.

  40. pat

    ABC Issue of the Day: Daniel Andrews’s 12-month extension plan.
    if you go along with Dan, ABC’s Philip Clark says nothing; if caller complains, which mos do, Clark says well, what do you expect him to do?

    a caller around 3h12m35s says he prefers the Swedish model. let it go. ABC’s Clark says he thinks 30,000 people have died in Sweden.
    caller says no, it’s 5,761 (previous day’s total). Clark later admits caller was right. then uses Sweden deaths and multiplies for Australian population, says Australians wouldn’t wear it.
    given all ABC’s attacks on Sweden’s anti-lockdown position, you would think they would at least know the number of deaths!

    AUDIO: 25 Aug: ABC Nightlife with Philip Clark
    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/nightlife/nightlife/12571998

    not for the first time, I see claims 3,000-plus die from in Australian flu season. don’t know where these figures come from, tho. however, look at the alleged number of cases:

    AAP: The 2017 influenza season, when a quarter of a million laboratory-confirmed cases were recorded and 1,163 (1,255, according to ABS) people died, was the worst since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
    The laboratory numbers do not show the full extent of the flu because most people do not get tested.
    Prof Booy said modelling estimated the number of deaths on average each season was actually about 3000 to 4000, and the Immunisation Coalition expected this year would be no different…
    https://7news.com.au/news/health/flu-deaths-hit-300-as-season-passes-peak-c-209939

    meanwhile, the economy has been destroyed because of:

    Australia at 26 Aug 2020: Total cases – 25,053; Deaths – 525.

  41. Megan

    Oh dear, it pains me to admit this but I’m related to one of the people in that photo. And it’s not the lady in the puce striped jumper.

  42. Hay Stockard

    No wrongthinking in the Chinese Province formerly known as Victoria. What happened to all those leftard Civil Liberties activists? All missing in action?

  43. Rob MW

    The 58-year-old had her first bail application on August 12,………………

    It’s now 26 Aug; have the stasi cops gone back to the coffee shop staff to investigate whether or not anybody was actually infected with the virus by the lady coughing ? Presumably the stasi cops would have force tested the lady at the station to confirm she actually had the virus on 12 Aug. The only way to stop the virus in Victoristan is to plug the hole in Dan’s rubber.

  44. Ceres

    I Don’t believe a word, a prediction, or a number that comes out of Dan’s lying mouth or Suttons or Mikakos.
    Give us all the “health” reasons for this state of martial law and make sure you include playing golf by yourself. Yeah you can’t can you, you tyrants?

  45. MACK

    “Former federal Labor leader Bill Shorten said he had received “a deluge of emails from concerned constituents” and called for Mr Andrews to better explain his plan.
    “It would be handy if he cleared it up … because I think that figure of the 12 months had everyone freaking out,” he said.”

    The native are restless.

  46. Chris M

    Most Victorians work for the government and have not suffered beyond a bit of inconvenience, have no problem with Danny and will vote for him again.

  47. Catcalling Inebriate

    “Victoria the most absurd political entity on the planet”.
    Never one to in any way avoid hyperbole, Kates has undertaken a study of absurd political entities and, having apparently eliminated the current President of the United States, the Monster Raving Loony Party, Enver Hoxha, Prince Leonard of Hutt and the UK’s leading EU Parliamentarian and Brexiteer Nigel Farage, has come up with…..the State of Victoria.
    Some genius there.

  48. Terry

    ‘Most Victorians work for the government and have not suffered beyond a bit of inconvenience, have no problem with Danny and will vote for him again.’

    Anyone that “works” for the government should not be entitled to vote.

  49. Terry

    @ Catcalling Inebriate
    If the sample is constrained to your list:

    ‘current President of the United States, the Monster Raving Loony Party, Enver Hoxha, Prince Leonard of Hutt and the UK’s leading EU Parliamentarian and Brexiteer Nigel Farage’

    …then Steve’s contention that ‘Victoria the most absurd political entity on the planet’ is a gross understatement.

    Throw in some notorious actors from the US Democrat shitshow and you might have a contest, but it’d be far from hyperbole.

  50. Tim Neilson

    “Victoria the most absurd political entity on the planet”.
    Never one to in any way avoid hyperbole, Kates has undertaken a study of absurd political entities and, having apparently eliminated the current President of the United States, the Monster Raving Loony Party, Enver Hoxha, Prince Leonard of Hutt and the UK’s leading EU Parliamentarian and Brexiteer Nigel Farage, has come up with…..the State of Victoria.
    Some genius there.

    Hoxha has been dead for over 20 years, and Prince Leonard packed it in a while back. The Monster Raving Loony Party are satirical geniuses, Farage has been the most effective politician Britain has had since Thatcher, and the Orange God-Emperor has achieved things that his critics claimed were impossible (“Magic wand” and factory jobs, anyone?).
    So I’d say you’ve beclowned yourself here.
    And as a resident of Victoria watching the insanity unfold I totally agree with Steve.

  51. Ladyredneck

    Utter and complete horror is what this story inspires in me. That the media can portray the lady in this manner, that the police have carte blanche to drag away a normal citizen and imprison her for such a minor infraction, that the magistrate has no integrity, and that commenters on this site, after all we have seen so far in Victoriastan can castigate her for the alleged offence, which was on the say so of an anonymous accuser. Does “Jen in Frankston” own many brown shirts I wonder?

  52. Lee

    So I’d say you’ve beclowned yourself here.
    And as a resident of Victoria watching the insanity unfold I totally agree with Steve.

    Agreed, Tim.
    And as a fellow resident of yours in Victoria, I wonder whether the Inebriated one even lives here, like many other interstaters rushing to Dictator Dan’s defence.
    By the way, I have noticed on Andrew Bolt’s blog a recurrent “rebuttal” to his articles critical of Andrews and his government’s handling of the virus, is along the lines of “but look at what Trump is doing!” usually with regards to his alleged attempts to delay the election.

  53. Tim Neilson

    on Andrew Bolt’s blog a recurrent “rebuttal” to his articles critical of Andrews and his government’s handling of the virus, is along the lines of “but look at what Trump is doing!”

    Well, that’s no more irrational than anything else that I’ve seen supporting Maximum Leader.

  54. Boambee John

    Catcalling Inebriate
    #3560657, posted on August 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm
    “Victoria the most absurd political entity on the planet”.
    Never one to in any way avoid hyperbole, Kates has undertaken a study of absurd political entities and, having apparently eliminated the current President of the United States, the Monster Raving Loony Party, Enver Hoxha, Prince Leonard of Hutt and the UK’s leading EU Parliamentarian and Brexiteer Nigel Farage, has come up with…..the State of Victoria.
    Some genius there.

    Dan, shouldn’t you be busy negotiating with the cross benchers, not wasting time here?

  55. Professor Fred Lenin

    Hundreds of Victorian hospital workers are infected with the virus ,dont know why? They only work with infected patients and wear masks and shields ,they must catch it at the shops buying food ,couldnt be in the government hospitals could it .
    Looking forward to the antifa fascist ,BLM Vaccine , none of them caught it did they ? ,it wasnt in the media was it ? So it couldnt have happened . The ALPBC would have been full of it if they had,4corners and all .

  56. Diogenes

    Anyone that “works” for the government should not be entitled to vote.

    In Victoria this was seen as a problem in the late 1800s, and was overcome by having a (2?) member of parliament to represent railway workers and another (or 2 to represent the rest of the public service), at the time the railways employed more than the rest of the PS combined. There was an article about this in an Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, but my google-fu is insuficient to find the reference

  57. BrettW

    It seems the above cut and paste is the complete Herald Sun article.

    I found a bit more at 7 News. Yep, a real hero in the fight for freedom. Yet multiple fans above support this grub. Sorry guys but find yourself a better role model for your campaign against Andrews because this female is not one to be supporting.

    An anti-masker accused of refusing to wear a mask while coughing over a cafe staff member in Melbourne allegedly screamed “rape” as police arrested her.
    Mandy Crerar, 58, has spent two weeks in prison isolation since her arrest almost two weeks ago over an incident in a Frankston cafe.
    She was refused bail in the days after her alleged outburst, but a magistrate wants to see her in a mask before he considers a fresh application later this week.
    Crerar identifies as a sovereign citizen and “non-constitutionalist” who doesn’t recognise state or federal laws, according to police who arrested her on August 11.
    Staff at Cafe Fleur by Jen called police on Crerar, reporting that she had been coughing and sneezing on a staff member and refusing to wear a mask when asked – and as required under Victoria’s COVID-19 laws.
    “The accused continued to yell and scream at the top of her voice that she was a sovereign citizen and she didn’t have to wear a mask,” police allege.
    Crerar was walking to her car when police arrived and workers pointed her out to the officers.
    When an officer asked why she wasn’t wearing a mask, she allegedly started screaming “rape, rape” and told them she was a sovereign citizen and didn’t have to give them her name or details.
    Officers described Crerar as hysterical and irrational, and described her behaviour as aggressive and anti-police.
    Prosecutors are opposing her bail application over concerns she might continue to violate Victoria’s mask laws, or harass witnesses at the cafe.
    Crerar was due to face Frankston Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning, but didn’t appear in person.

  58. Old Lefty

    Meanwhile the Stalinist Hunchback of Spring Street says he is having productive discussions with the upper house cross benchers. What does that mean? ‘Do as I say or I’ll (1) sool rentacrowd onto you and if that doesn’t work (2) have you banged up on fabricated child abuse charges?

  59. identifies as a sovereign citizen and “non-constitutionalist” who doesn’t recognise state or federal laws

    At least she has logically consistent ideas.

    Hey I’m a confederalist and I obey the law to the extent that I don’t want to be robbed by the SDRO or have to drop the soap.

  60. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From BrettW at 1:23 pm:

    So we are talking serious grub here:

    Ms Crerar is accused of coughing on staff at Cafe Fleur by Jen in Frankston and allegedly assaulting police because she had been refused service for not wearing a mask”.

    Eat at home and leave the foot outlet staff out of your political protest.

    Seriously, this is not somebody that should be help up as some sort of example of a freedom fighter.”

    Good on you BrettW, sighting an objective opinion is increasingly rare – the cops, bureaucrats, politicians and physicians are all wrong according to the dogma, formed by the shrill mob, unqualified and inexperienced as they are in doctorey and crisis management.

    This one is on a mission, courted what she got and is, no doubt, well pleased with the result and her fame.

    She self identifies as special, and insists others sign up for her personal crusade by coughing all over them and refusing to observe the same regulations as the people unfortunate enough to have to deal with her. It sounds a bit like naming everyone who disagrees as “morons” and “gutless” – a familiar line of abuse … where have I seen that played out for the last few months?

  61. BrettW

    I bet she recognises Jobkeeper.

    “identifies as a sovereign citizen and “non-constitutionalist” who doesn’t recognise state or federal laws”

  62. notafan

    Exactly Brett
    It’s Frankston after all.

  63. ACCUSED OF

    FFS people, fuggedabouttit Jake, this is Victoriatown.

    Pell
    Gobbo

    QED

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