Australia’s Prime Minister ‘Scott Morrison says Australians who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will face more restrictions than their fully-vaccinated counterparts once everyone in the country has has the chance to get the jab.
Mr Morrison told Neil Mitchell vaccination will not be made mandatory, and backed away from the idea of a vaccine passport, but said there will be restrictions on what unvaccinated Australians can do.
“We’d have to have more restrictions on people who are unvaccinated because they’re a danger to themselves and others,” he said.
“If you’re not vaccinated you present a greater health risk to yourself and to others than people who are vaccinated … and public health decisions will have to be made on that basis.”
As Neil Mitchell grilled Mr Morrison over the vaccine rollout, the Prime Minister encouraged Australians to bring forward their second AstraZeneca dose to four weeks after the first.
NEIL MITCHELL: “Do you want everybody to bring forward their AstraZeneca dose?”
SCOTT MORRISON: “Well if they are in a position to do that, that is consistent with the license for AstraZeneca.”
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) says vaccines may be given between four and eight weeks apart in outbreak situations, but the preferred interval between doses in non-outbreak settings remains at 12 weeks.
This video is interesting since I live in Australia and have seen first hand the “stupid” “CCP” mandates by the politicians and police. However, NOTE the end of this video and who is givinig the Australian PM advice and look at some of the organizations she has been associated with!!!!
‘Fans of Outsiders – Sky’s best current affairs program – will recall Ross Cameron and his love of the great Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Indeed, during Cameron’s tenure it was a running gag on the show that some insight of Aurelius’s would each week be worked into the show. You see, Marcus Aurelius was not only one of the great Roman Emperors, reigning in the late second century A.D. (anno domini for those of us who hate all things PC such as the now demanded C.E.), and after whose reign that Empire began on its slow path of decline and fall. Aurelius was also a famous Stoic philosopher best known for his Meditations (written in Greek). So this was a successful soldier, statesman and bilingual stoic philosopher.
Now given all that, you might think it absurd to find yourself, as I did, comparing our Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Marcus Aurelius. And, of course, it is laughable, on just about every level going. But let me explain.
Yesterday I was flipping through some of the better-known quotes from Aurelius, as the man is a treasure trove of maxims. And it hit me what a hollow, principle-free man our supposedly liberal Prime Minister is, a truth this government’s response to the pandemic has lain bare.
Take just these three adages or aphorisms from the great Stoic Aurelius’s Meditations. ‘If you have been placed in a position above others, are you automatically going to behave like a despot? Remember who you are and whom you govern.’ Or ‘Take a good hard look at people’s ruling principle … what they run away from and what they seek.’ Or again, ‘The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.’
Reading those insights, I couldn’t help thinking, yet again, that this Coalition government’s response to the Covid virus has been awful and that Morrison’s lack of ruling principles has been both telling as well as very, very costly to the rest of us, especially the young.
Basically, Australia’s response has stunk and the costs of our political class’s decisions will become ever more evident and keep piling up for decades and decades to come. I know, I know, I know. Outside the pages of this wonderful publication mine is a distinctly minority view amongst the media classes; amongst much of the medical-industrial complex; amongst the bureaucratic, university and lawyerly classes; and amongst pusillanimous Coalition politicians across Australia. ‘https://spectator.com.au/2021/06/scomo-is-no-marcus-aurelius/
The Hollow man who is Australia’s ‘…Prime Minister has issued a stern warning to Australians about tensions in the Middle East after a woman was arrested for allegedly burning the Israeli flag during protests in Sydney.
Police allege the woman was spotted walking down a busy street while carrying a burning flag after officers were alerted to an unauthorised protest involving about 200 people on The Boulevarde in Lakemba on Tuesday night.
It comes as violence flared between Israel and Palestine, with the death toll rising.
The woman was allegedly seen waving the flag as she walked down the street.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged people not to “import” the Middle East conflict into Australia.
“Of course, we’re all very concerned for what’s happening there,” he told 2GB radio on Thursday.
“We’ve been urging restraint from all parties involved there to not take any unilateral action on those very stressful and tense situations that we’re finding there.
“But those things should not be played out here in Australia. We’re a peaceful country, we believe in a two-state solution … we want to ensure that people live in this country with tolerance and respect.
“We do not want to import the troubles of other parts of the world into this country.”
Police intervened as the woman walked down the street.
Police said officers were conducting patrols during Ramadan when they became aware of the protest, then liaised with the organiser to “assist with the safe facilitation of the demonstration”.
“About 9.30pm, police observed a woman walking down the street through traffic and holding an Israeli flag that was on fire,” police said in a statement.
“The flag was removed from her possession and as it was being extinguished, the woman ran from police.
“She was detained a short time later and was spoken to by police before being issued a move-on direction.
“A large crowd had gathered but remained compliant and dispersed a short time later.”
The 48-year-old woman has been issued with a court attendance notice for allegedly behaving in an offensive manner in a public place and wilfully preventing free passage of person or vehicle.
Two of Australia’s worse and very Leftist leaning Prime Ministers got together on the Leftist/Marxist government sponsored One billion dollars per year ABC’s Leftist China loving Insiders program to condemn Rupert Murdoch and clamor on about make believe catastrophic climate change.
These two climate scammers never liked President Trump and now with him perhaps out of the way they are hoping sleepy Joe will come to their aid in the push for more climate change rules and regulations for the poor saps here in Australia. I didn’t watch the spectacle but according to the Leftist Marxist Guardian’s New Daily ‘Towards the end of Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd’s joint interview on the ABC’s Insiders on Sunday, host David Speers gave voice to the thought that was on the lips of every viewer watching from home.
“Years ago, I would have doubted there would be so much agreement between the two of you,” the veteran broadcaster said with a smile, the smiling visages of the former prime ministers towering over him from two giant televisions.
“So would we,” Mr Rudd replied.
It capped an extraordinary interview and the latest chapter in an unlikely budding bromance from the two former rivals, who have teamed up in their post-politics careers to take on the white whales they couldn’t vanquish even from the highest office in the land.
Namely, climate change and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
“We had agreed on an emissions trading scheme once upon a time,” Mr Turnbull reminded the Insiders host at the end of their wide-ranging chat.
It’s not difficult to see the most recent ex-PM still carries grudges over his unceremonious booting from The Lodge in August 2018, replaced by Scott Morrison after a toxic partyroom brawl over energy policy.
Mr Rudd also lost his prime ministership in 2010, in no small part due to his controversial dumping of a carbon reduction scheme and the ensuing popularity hit.
Both have blamed the “Murdoch media” for waging campaigns against their leaderships, and in the years since they left Parliament, both have fired shots back and kept spruiking their thoughts on strong climate action.
The pair are not exactly good friends – indeed, Mr Rudd was famously enraged when then-PM Turnbull blocked his bid to run for United Nations secretary-general in 2016 – but have backed common purposes in recent times.
So it was perhaps a programming coup to get Australia’s angry grandpas on TV together on Sunday in the wake of the US election being handed to Joe Biden just hours earlier, to have them continue their unlikely alliance in front of a national audience.
On the agenda? Climate, News Corp and, of course, Donald Trump.
Rupert Murdoch was mentioned no fewer than a dozen times in the Insiders interview.
“Trump has lost. Murdoch’s man in the White House has been defeated,” Mr Turnbull said.
Mr Rudd called out “Murdoch bullies” for haranguing Mr Turnbull, calling the media proprietor “a cancer on our democracy”.
“Malcolm and I disagree on a multitude of things, but Murdoch’s treatment of Malcolm Turnbull in 2018, directly interfering into the internal politics of the Liberal Party, to do what he could through his editors to bring about a leadership change to Morrison or Dutton at the time, is a disgrace,” Mr Rudd said.
“Murdoch has engendered a culture of fear in Australia about this discussion because he goes after people individually who raise this question. Including myself, including Malcolm and others,” he complained.
On the hot-button topic of climate, the pair said they hoped Mr Biden would usher in a new era of global environmental action and co-operation.
Mr Turnbull couldn’t resist taking a stab at Mr Morrison’s plans for a ‘gas-led recovery’ – a plan he called “BS” and “piffle” – and loudly calling for stronger commitments.
“This is the time to pivot, otherwise [Morrison] is going to look out on the extreme with Saudi Arabia, as some kind of a carbon economy,” Mr Turnbull quipped.
“Really, we can do so much better than that, and now is the time for Scott to move.”
Mr Rudd claimed the government’s policies amounted to a plan to “hide in the shadows”, and called on Mr Morrison to “swallow your political pride and get real” on a net-zero target.
But stinging words were also reserved for the vanquished Mr Trump.
Mr Rudd said the President should “put on his big boy pants” and “act like a grown-up” after his loss.
Mr Turnbull, famously the target of Mr Trump’s ire in a 2016 phone call over refugee policy, said the change was “a good thing for everybody”.
“It’s a relief to have a return to normal transmission, to have an administration that is going to be consistent, that isn’t going to be making decisions by wild tweets in the early hours of the morning,” he said.
“That isn’t going to be walking out of global treaties and alliances, discombobulating friends and foes alike.”
The United States is voting today for their freedom! Yes, their freedom because if Sleepy Joe wins individual freedom as once known is gone. Islam and Marxism will be the new guys on the block!
Here in Australia we have a couple of years before another Federal election. However, there isn’t a real big choice here when it comes to the major parties. The supposedly conservatives, Liberal/Nationals, are simply socialist Labor/Green lite. So many on both sides have succumbed to the Chinese and their money.
However, it is not only the Chinese that is a worry with our Australian politicians but also the culture war. For instance Liberal Prime Minister Morrison and his government have failed miserably in many many areas of which one ‘…is against the transgender ideology. In June, Health Minister Greg Hunt refused to support a joint federal/state inquiry into what advice is being given by gender clinics to parents of young children and to young people under 18 presenting for treatment. As noted by Moira Deeming in this publication, the increasing numbers of children and young people presenting to gender clinics is very concerning. The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Gender Service, Melbourne reported a 250-fold increase in new referrals to their service between 2003 and 2017 – from 1 to 250. Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory have now made “gender conversion” practices illegal. Victoria will soon follow suit. This is despite the evidence provided by a significant majority of medical professionals that almost all affected children will revert to an identity congruent with chromosomes through puberty. All that is needed in the great majority of cases is ‘watchful waiting’ in expectation of natural reversion, supported by individual and family counselling, and appropriate administration of psychiatric care. This view is supported by many individuals who have experienced a positive change from properly given and appropriate therapy. Under the above-mentioned legislation, access to such therapy will be denied and anyone with influence involved in a child’s life risks incarceration if they do not embrace “affirmative therapy”.
Why then is the government — and the Prime Minister in particular — so hostile to the exercise of fundamental freedoms?
To find a possible answer, we must go back as far as March 2017, when he was Treasurer in the Turnbull government. At this time, attempts were being made to amend section 18C of the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975, which prohibits an act that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity. It had been Coalition policy to either repeal this law or amend it significantly, since it infringes the implied right in the Australian Constitution of freedom of political communication given that the language and emotions 18C targets – offence, insult and humiliation – go far beyond what is required in the international treaties most directly supporting this Act, they being the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
During the debate on the legislation to amend the Act, Morrison told The Sydney Morning Herald that changing section 18C would not help reduce unemployment or improve any other economic metric. He said at the time: “As a senior figure in this government … I know this issue doesn’t create one job, doesn’t open one business, doesn’t give anyone one extra hour. It doesn’t make housing more affordable or energy more affordable. I don’t see any intersection between that issue and those priorities.”
Well, as we have seen this year, oppressive measures to counter coronavirus which have failed to protect those most vulnerable and the Prime Minister’s support for them, have created economic disaster and numbers of unemployed not seen since the early 1990s. The fact is that this appalling result has been achieved with authoritarian provisions in denying the fundamental human rights of Australians, yet at the same time expecting their total obedience and acquiescence. M
The Prime Minister’s weak criticism of the Victorian government in the parliament while at the same time justifying is actions is consistent with that of a man who has in the past displayed his authoritarian tendencies on several occasions.