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June 2, 2023

Decisive handling

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Keith Duncan, Pimlico

It’s great to see popular Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews rehabilitating well and on-track to return to work. His decisive handling of the terrible COVID-19 outbreak that occurred in the quarantine system that led to over 800 deaths, mostly in the poorly funded and federally administered aged care sector, was gold standard and earned him worldwide acclaim. Both are clearly federal government responsibilities, and true to form ‘shifty’ Morrison refused to accept any responsibility.

Victoria’s decisive handling of the pandemic outbreak was in stark contrast with NSW’ Gladys Berejiklian making erratic attempts at containing outbreaks that started appallingly with the Ruby Princess fiasco, for which no-one has yet been held to account. Gladys seems incapable of making the hard decisions required to implement consistent, decisive policy, (probably too busy weaseling her way out of rorting, poor judgement, and pork-barreling allegations).

Of course, the right-wing rejects in the Murdoch media continue their relentless attacks, trying to smear and intimidate great Labor premiers like Dan Andrews, Mark McGowan and Annastacia Palaszczuk, simply because they repeatedly make the right look stupid (although it’s not hard to do). There is now little doubt that when Dan Andrews calls his election in December this year, his government will also be justly rewarded by Victorian voters, and again humiliate the conservatives.

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  1. Yes, Andrews has done well but the ‘right’ now questions the China contact. I suppose Murdoch
    will print-run plenty on that. Meantime our money-grubbing PM’s got an Emissions Target that’s
    no target at all. Our PM [as always] is Right & the rest of the world’s countries are Wrong. Play it
    again, Mam. None of us have forgotten the stateless state of ‘women’ in the here & now – it’s
    a goon-show.

  2. So, 800 dead warrants world wide acclaim. It must have been Murdoch’s fault! Anyway Eddie’s out of jail and Kristina will probably be out soon, too. They can get the old band back together and soon we can have a great Labor premier at the helm in NSW again.

  3. Aged care is something I know a great deal of, Roger. The LNP have treated these people with
    contempt by turning their backs on those who built & fought for this country. Your ‘slanging’
    around is to be expected by one who knows nix about anything & obviously couldn’t give
    a damn. Have a good day.


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