How do I know Morrison’s on the election trail? He is now taking a stand, howbeit the wrong one! He is also now and only now really criticizing the Premiers for their handling of the China virus. So, the now climate change ‘Prime Minister Scott Morrison has taken a swipe at Premier Daniel Andrews over his “extreme” COVID-19 restrictions as he thanked millions of Melburnians for standing strong during the pandemic despite being the most locked down city in the world.
Mr Morrison was speaking at the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Melbourne where he acknowledged Australia had done the “hard yards” but “especially” residents living in Victoria.
He said while the federal government provided relief with the JobKeeper and JobSeeker packages, it was small and medium-size businesses who were keeping the Victorian economy afloat and dealing with the “frustration of extreme lockdowns”.
“You’re (businesses) the ones who have kept Victorians in jobs. You’re the ones who’ve kept supply chains opened and connected,” he said on Wednesday morning.
“You’re the ones who have managed the heartache and the complexity and the frustration of extreme lockdowns and the restrictions and keeping your customers COVID-safe.”
Mr Morrison declared freedoms “must never be taken away from us again” as he was thriving seeing the “human faces of reopening” since arriving in Victoria.
“You see it in the smiles and on faces of small businesspeople,” he said.
“You see it in the hugs at the airports as families unite across geographies and generations.
“You see it in the really simple pleasures. Friends just catching up. Having a beer. Going to restaurants. Strolling around the shops. Getting a haircut.
“It (freedoms) must never be taken from us again.”
The Doherty Institute was also recognised for providing “home grown” advice for the National Plan in safely reopening borders around the country.
He doubled down on earlier comments made on freedoms, urging governments to “return freedoms” to Australians as they held their end of the deal by heeding calls from leaders to roll their sleeves up and get vaccinated.
“We’re not going back. Australians have kept their side of this deal by getting vaccinated,” he said.
“Governments right across the country must keep theirs and return to Australians their freedoms.”
Melbourne became the most locked down city anywhere in the world in October after being restricted to stay-at-home health orders for 262 days since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
Mr Morrison acknowledge the efforts of Melburnians after the city became the most locked down place anywhere in the world. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Mr Morrison has been on a media and election campaign blitz in the state where he announced the future electric vehicle plan and $1 billion funding for Australian entrepreneurs to develop new technologies as part of the government’s bid to cut greenhouse emissions by 2050.
The Low Emissions Technology Commercialisation Fund will combine $500 million of new capital for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, from the government, and $500 million from private sector investors.
The investment will target early stage technologies that have the potential to close the gap to net zero with venture capital investments – not grants or loans – in up and coming and innovative businesses to assist growth and scaling up.
Modernised solar panels, more efficient batteries, livestock supplements and underground storage could all be funded by the investment.’https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/scott-morrison-declares-freedoms-must-never-be-taken-from-australia-again-saying-victoria-has-done-the-hard-yards/news-story/f86c6b291c5f25ebd55b54baa798d87e?utm_source=SkyNews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Editorial&utm_content=SN_DAILY_PM_01&net_sub_id=282058248&type=curated&position=1&overallPos=2
The two major parties do not deserve the vote of the conservative Australian!