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Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews should be applauded for his government’s unwavering effort to bring the second-wave COVID-19 outbreak under control.

Instead, he has been subjected to an unrelenting witch-hunt by the right-wing Murdoch media and the Liberal Party, for purely political reasons.

If mistakes were made, they certainly all weren’t in Victoria.

At the initial outbreak of the pandemic, the Federal government was far too slow to close Australia’s borders and force arrivals from world hotspots into quarantine, as New Zealand did, stopping community transmission in its tracks.

The Federal government continues to withhold information from the Ruby Princess inquiry.

Infected passengers were allowed to disembark and transport the virus to all corners of Australia.

When the State government eventually brought that under control and some states closed their borders, Scotty from marketing – with Gladys in tow – immediately started to bully those states into prematurely reopening borders, against medical advice.

Every medical expert warned that prematurely opening the borders and ending the lockdown too soon would lead to a second wave. So, let those free of sin cast the first stone.

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  1. Bravo… Bravo… !! Commandant Andrews !!!
    As part of your on-boarding, regarding your
    Terms and conditions of your Employment
    We need to do some training… as security
    Guards cant express the importance
    Of your Gender and race !! So we will
    Proceed with some diversity training .
    2 days !! off you go you have fulfilled
    Your training requirements as security Guards.
    Great one said that was so easy !!
    And the rest is history !!
    Look Andrews has turned up each day to confront
    This pandemic credit to him !! But thats his Role !
    And forms part of his contract, Victorians would expect nothing less … but as with the case of the ruby princess the buck stops with the Premier
    As will be the case with the Andrews Government
    This debacle makes the ruby princess look
    Insignificant and a Royal Commission will follow.
    And have previously stated alot of this is political
    The Axe will fall on the Qld Premier, and Andrews
    Will follow …

  2. Duck… Barrow’s out to get Labor. I’d like to see
    Barrow’s answer & advise on what tickles him
    that can possibly happen in ‘the land of nod.’
    Labor’s nasty. Greens are ugly. Independents;
    slack. First Nation – nor quite sure. Barnaby ?
    Possibly okay – & ScoMo – the for real man
    who listens to God. Barrow, you have got to be
    our Guru. Chasing windmills is an art along
    with one game blame after another.

  3. Well Stefanie !! Thats why the Greens obtain
    9 % of the voters.. and for good reason
    Your Greens Guru Brandt is by FAR the
    Most left of any Greens loonies in there
    Short unfortunate history … they will 100%
    Lose voters at the next election.. i vote for
    Normal .. not racial !!!


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