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Byron Shire
October 22, 2021

ScoMo does it again

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ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment.

What is an essential worker? Surely someone paying 50 per cent of their wage in rent would consider their work essential if they were lucky enough to still be working.

Single mothers paying rent and keeping their heads above water would consider their work essential.

Too many others to name here… but the entitled seem to deem their positions more essential.

Roland Dickson, Bangalow


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5 COMMENTS

  1. OMG. How are you even able to say this. He is our Prime minister and leader, voted in by AUSTRALIAN people. He works bloody hard and is an honest man. Have some respect.

    • Darren, a fact check -. in Australia the Australian people DON”T vote in a PM. We vote for a member of parliament to represent us in parliament. Who becomes the PM is up to parliament and the political party / ies that command a majority on the floor of the HoR. The issue with his flight was that in these Covid restricted times the flight was kept a secret until journalists got wind of it. It remarkable that Morrison learnt nothing after his ‘secret’ escape to Hawaii during the Bushfire Catastrophe of 2019/20.

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