Will we survive the Morrison government

As we await the 2022 federal election with cautious anticipation, the question is no longer whether the Morrison government will survive, but rather, will we survive this (regardless of another) Morrison government?

This year, like the past two perilous years under Morrison, began with international attention and, as usual, not with positive achievements.

BORDERS ON THE RULES

Referring to the bizarre scenario involving the detention of Novak Djokovic by the Border Farce Force, Morrison, enjoying his five minutes of global interest – although this is reflected, courtesy of the world’s number one tennis player – noted:

The Djokovic case turns Australia into an international laughing stock

Home Secretary Karen Andrews’ decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa has made Australia an international laughing stock.

Much respect to all the spectators who managed to witness this little performance without choking on their morning coffee / stress pill / direct fire water.

Because, if “the rules are rules”, why do Morrison’s deputies continue to violate so many and suffer no consequences?

If the rules mean anything, why doesn’t Australia follow the international rules of the Human Rights Convention?

If the rules are so important, why is the Prime Minister allowing the pandemic to tear itself apart, despite the rules set out by the National Cabinet?

And if the rules are suddenly so imperative for this cartoon leader, why does he change them to suit the mood and then ignore the consequences as he goes cricket, to faraway vacation destinations, or films himself? trying to sound domestically industrious?

While the incidences of negligence and wrongdoing by this federal government continue to increase, the consequences for the responsible ministers have yet to emerge. Too bad for these rules.

IT’S NOT JUST CRICKET

Enough has been said about Djokovic already and the federal government looks pretty dumb as it keeps changing its own rules. But as ludicrous as this situation is, maybe it will help bring attention to Australia’s shame basement at last – the place where we keep asylum seekers locked up and torture them against the law. international. Can this surely be the only useful consequence of such a debacle?

There is a set of rules that must go.

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THE RULES ARE BREAKED

Other rules were suddenly removed, in another chaotic episode of Morrison’s “handling” of the pandemic.

In December, the Prime Minister reiterated his earlier statement that Australia would open up, despite the National Cabinet ‘rule’ that every state would achieve 80% vaccination status:

He then took a step back while awaiting the public worship that would surely follow.

Too bad he didn’t bother to tell the States – or consult someone else on what “we” have decided.

Not about to miss an alleged worship, NSW Premier Perrottet, eager from the start to let the virus rip, threw all previous rules out the window where federal responsibility had already been discarded, stating that he would delete both. quarantine requirements and caps on arrivals abroad.

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The following statement from the Premier of New South Wales, Dominic Perrottet, left me shaking my head in disbelief, furious with outrage.

And as silly as it sounds, unlike the Prime Minister, Perrottet, although not in the wheelhouse of his jurisdiction, at least appeared in control as he went on a rampage and announced that his state’s borders would be open to all, to hell with the rules. Not that this was a useful break with the rules, of course, since other states were, once again, misinformed.

So much for the “no opening until everyone reaches 80%” rules.

And since then Australians have watched with varying degrees of fear and horror all order and all semblance of security fly out of that now well-used window.

The “National Plan”, as it was, is no more.

Vaccination appointment canceled because there is not enough for everyone? Well, learn to “live with the virus”.

Can’t access a test station or rapid antigen test (RAT) test? We all decided to let it rip.

Do you have any underlying health problems, a weakened immune system or too young to be vaccinated? The virus is to live. Unless, of course, it kills you.

Scott Morrison, in his haste to “live with the virus” no matter what, initially took no safety action to prepare Australian citizens.

Indeed, he stubbornly refused to help in any way.

Somewhere along the way, “close contacts”, defined by the World Health Organization as individuals with “more than 15 minutes of face-to-face contact within two meters of a positive case of COVID, suddenly became “four o’clock” in Morrison-talk.

The teachers are urging to delay the return of the children to school because there is not enough vaccine to inoculate the children and it is simply dangerous to do so.

Suppliers are advocating for practical help, such as making RAT tests available, as supermarkets and other essentials become scarce as everyone lives / dies with the virus.

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While many countries have offered free test kits, the Liberal government is determined to serve its own interests first.

And the PM? He categorically refused to provide free RAT tests (except for MPs), or to to help pharmacies and general practitioners to get vaccines and long ago abdicated his government’s responsibility for quarantine. There is no help for sick workers, no help for shutdowns and clearly no interest in helping Australians.

So, have you ever learned to live with the virus? And, anyway, will we survive this Morrison government?

The answers, of course, aren’t as complicated as the story behind which the Border Force asked the Victorian government to allow Djokovic to play tennis before he arrived, allowed him to enter the country and then, at one point. later, remembered his own half-baked “rules”.

The answer to all of the above questions is that this Morrison government is not interested in the rules. He doesn’t even care about the well-being of his own people in the midst of a global pandemic. His interests lie only in getting re-elected and appeasing his donors to make that happen.

You can follow Editor-in-Chief Michelle Pini on Twitter @ vmp9. Also follow Independent Australia on Twitter @ independantaus and on Facebook HERE.

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