So, let’s for a moment assume that all these lockdowns truly are to protect us and have no other political agenda. Based on this theory, the system of essential businesses is necessary.
How is it then that as soon as local businesses get back on their feet and reopen we allow a makeup artist from Sydney (who, might I mention, was fully vaccinated) come and throw us into lockdown again?
Subsequently my local business, which provides our community with health food products, sustainable clothing, natural cosmetics and employs many locals, is forced to close and threatened with a $50,000 fine by Tweed police as its deemed ‘non essential’. I think that it’s time to reassess our priorities if a lowbrow Sydney-based reality TV show is considered ‘essential’.
Another interesting comparison is school teachers and paramedics unable to cross the border to service their communities while 100 NRL players and their families and associates can fly direct from Sydney to Brisbane with no quarantine to watch a football match, or hundreds of police can be flown here from Sydney overnight to ‘stop locals from spreading covid at protests’ while we have no active cases? #COVIDSAFE
Simah Acabanim, Mullumbimby