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The say ‘beer’ a lot press conference on NSW opening up

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Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney’s Moore Park.

The theme of today’s conference was certainly more about business and beer than health and a line-up of business-orientated speakers was clearly emphasising that our new freedoms are about dollars.

Perpetuating the myth that all Australians really care about is liquid gold, speakers at the event mentioned beer at least 14 times, as if people had been deprived of a coldie – when in fact, alcohol sales have gone through the roof!

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said opening NSW is a team effort. ‘The team is very excited just like every single person right across New South Wales.

A difficult 100 days

The boys and their beers in Sydney today. Photo supplied.

‘It has been a difficult 100 days out, but the efforts that people have made right across the state to go out, get vaccinated has enabled this, this great day to occur, there are going to be challenges. We know that and I ask again everybody, right across our state to treat everybody with kindness and respect – take personal responsibility.

‘There’s no doubt there will be teething issues but there are many young people are pulling beers today, serving tables at restaurants and cafes.

Mr Perrottet said today is incredibly important for the economy. ‘It’s not just a health crisis it’s an economic crisis. New South Wales is leading the nation out of this pandemic. As you know there are rules in place, and there are still restrictions in place – they’re not there for the sake of it – they are there because we obviously want to want to make sure that we look after people’s health care, particularly at a time as we will no doubt see, case numbers increase.

‘We will see hospitalizations increase’

‘We will see hospitalizations increase, but we’ve invested significant amounts in our health system.

‘We now need to learn to live alongside the virus.

‘There will be challenges but I believe that our state is poised and ready, and that is on our people. This is not the government, who have been the ones that have been able to make his decision today, it has been the great work the efforts, the sacrifice, everybody across the state.

‘I say that everyone at a New South Wales you’ve earned it. Enjoy it. It’s a great day. Today we should all be pleased at arriving at. But as I said there will be there will be issues that come up, they’ll be challenges that come our way. But if we look out for each other. If we respect each other, we will be able to make sure that New South Wales gets through this period of time and come stronger out the other side.

Are you having a ‘Freedom Frothy’

The Deputy Premier, Paul Toole, also spoke about beers. ‘Today is an exciting day. People are getting their first taste of freedom. The message is very simple: New South Wales is open. Businesses are once again opening their doors and we’ve got people going back to work. I want to say thank you to the people across New South Wales – thank you for coming forward and getting vaccinated. You have actually helped us to get to this important milestone today.

‘Today, I know there’s a lot of hope, there’s a lot of optimism out there in our communities. And this is the day we’ve been all waiting for. The optimism is out in the regions and I’m going to call the beer today the ‘freedom frothy’.

Where’s Glad?

When asked if he was disappointed that ex NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was not there to celebrate, Mr Perrottet said he was. ‘Glad, as you know, has led us through this pandemic, and it’s a great day for the state. I’m sure we’re all disappointed that she’s not here to celebrate this great moment with the people of New South Wales. Because she was, I think, an outstanding Premier, the most outstanding Premier we’ve had.

‘As all the media know, she was out every single day, daily press conferences, and it hasn’t just been the last 100 days, we’re talking 18 months here of challenge for our state.

‘It’s been a very, very difficult time on government, on her, as the leader. But I know she’s here in spirit and you never know, Glad may go out and have a beer herself tonight.’

Mr Perrottet urged everyone to go out and have fun. ‘Enjoy the day, because you have earned it. Have a beer, go out and have a meal, enjoy yourselves, go to the movies.’

Beer!


 

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11 COMMENTS

  1. More beer and people serving more beer is all this lot seem to care about. Too bad if thousands get sick and many die as a consequence, as long as people are spending money and the ‘economy’ is ok, nothing else matters. Signers so everyone has access to vital information? Too bloody hard for this selfish, self absorbed lot.

    i for one will be staying home and spending as little as possible till we see how this ‘opening up plan’ works out.

    I’ve dealt with car dealers who had more principles than this bunch of unethical charlatans.

  2. It shows just how out of touch these people are. The whole beer thing wth the pollies is ludicrous, and I speak as a life long consumer of the stuff.
    Whenever they want us to accept them as ‘one of us’ they head to a pub and perform in such a way as to confirm they are not.
    Don’t ya just love ta see Scumo or Albo, sleeves rolled up wave’ a middy around, brings tears ta me eyes, can’t wait till tha next election.
    With the possible exception of a Bob Hawke, and he’d given up the piss by the time he was in Parliament, mores tha pity,, they invariably look out of place and insincere.
    This bloke is about money and his God. Another one who wants to bring his religion into politics, like the Hillsong Moron

    • to be fair, the event was symbolic, simply a mile-stone on the road to recovery… obviously, there’s more work to be done.

  3. And another photo op and announcement of another announcement? All rather predictable and very repetitive. Like Morrison, the deaf, dumb and blind leading the deaf, dumb and blind?
    Let’s all stand back and watch this space. This NSW LNP Govt inflicted the Ruby Princess on the continent, then the Delta strain catastrophe, locking down every border and the entire country. Now for their 3rd catastrophe? Give it 2 weeks and we will be calling this walking talking disaster zone Parrettet, “Nosferatu”!
    Has anyone looked at his record, will the media ever make it public? The guys an economic basket case, on par with Morrison and has sold off everything in NSW that isn’t been bolted down. And now he’s just been handed the Premiership, a “Bigshifting spanner” to be all that more shifty selling out everyone and everything else.

  4. Everyone in NSW will be required to wear a face mask in:

    in an indoor area of premises other than a place of residence, or
    in an indoor area on common property for residential premises, or
    at a public transport waiting area or in a vehicle or vessel being used to provide
    a public transport service, or
    working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the
    public, or
    on a domestic commercial aircraft, including when the aircraft is flying above NSW.

    NSW face mask rules

  5. Guess we shouldn’t expect anything more than hyperbole and jingoism from these abysmal products of religion and bsd patriarchy.
    Yet still gobsmacked at that circus, and truly terrified of the damage they going to cause.
    Staying home, taking full precautions and hoping our medical and emergency practitioners can cope!

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