@Peter_Fitz He sniped at Victoria whenever he could. He has given extra vaccines to NSW. His Government refused to give us support during lockdown and despite eventually caving, he increased the support when NSW went into lockdown. 1/2@Peter_Fitz He lied about the ADF, which resulted in a partisan media campaign and last year's 2nd wave was a result of his refusal to set up purpose-built quarantine. His Government had no plan for aged care which led to 600+ deaths. 2/3
Sep 2, 2021 • 22 tweets • 9 min read
A cowardly and disgusting opinion piece from @TheAge that reminds us again how the media has made COVID so much more difficult to handle.
The Age never praised the outcome. It's disingenuous and plain rude to write this paragraph now and admit that the lockdown last year paid off when The Age was critical of Daniel Andrews the entire time and made last year all that more difficult for all of us.
A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol#springst#ThisisNotJournalism theage.com.au/national/victo…
The article looks at the strictness of lockdown measures across all countries via the Oxford COVID19 Government response tracker. Lockdown is measured via 9 ordinal scales with flags on those scales also. This is then calculated into a score out of 100.
"As I said on The Project last night ADF support was offered to the Andrews Govt for quarantine from the start"
This is an entirely different argument from what he presented last night.
Support and Security are different and the Coate Report agrees.
Apr 26, 2021 • 13 tweets • 7 min read
I received this disgusting and transphobic flyer from the @ACLobby in my letterbox today. The scare tactics are only half-truths at best. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol#springst#LGBTQ
'Parents like you' only applies if you are a parent that is transphobic or homophobic and you try to suppress your child's sexual and/or gender identity.
For most parents, this doesn't apply. A good parent loves their child no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Apr 25, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Go and thumbs down and report this Sky News video for having a misleading headline.
Despite only interviewing 3 people, the title of the video claims that "most BLM protesters support street violence". This is clearly a lie. #auspol#MurdochGutterMedia
To report, open the video, click the three dots above the describe button, click 'Report', select 'Spam or misleading', select 'Misleading text' and click 'Next' and then click 'Report.'
Solutions have been put forward. @TamePunk has called for a national definition on consent, many have asked for consent training in schools and the Respect@Work report has sat with Porter for a year. Look at the thread below, there are many solutions.
A ridiculous article from @CMscreens. The MSM defence of Leigh Sales is becoming a bit concerning. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol#springst#abc730#thisisnotjournalism#LeightheLiar smh.com.au/culture/tv-and…
It's not complex at all. We want a host and program that is balanced. We want a program that holds the current Government to account, rather than the opposition. We want a program that presents corruption as a continued pattern with this Government rather than isolated events.
Journalists hate Twitter because they can't control the right of reply and they can't silence criticism. Twitter users are entitled to 'pile-on' whoever they want, whether it be justified (as it was in this case) or not.
Feb 7, 2021 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
Australians will be among the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, if it proves successful, through an agreement between the Australian Government and UK-based drug company AstraZeneca. - Morrison Media Release 19/8/20. A thread on Vaccine Announcements! ⬇️⬇️#auspol
“The Oxford vaccine is one of the most advanced and promising in world, and under this deal we have secured early access for every Australian,” - @ScottMorrisonMP
Despite promises we would be 'among the first' and 'early access', not one Australian have received a vaccine!
Feb 5, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1⃣ Both NSW and VIC used private security
2⃣ The ADF were never offered for security
3⃣ The majority of deaths were in private aged care
4⃣ The Aged Care RC and Senate Committee blames those deaths on the Federal Government ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol#springst#DimTim#FACTS
5⃣ Businesses in other states are still on Jobkeeper
6⃣ The whole country had job loses
7⃣ The Coate Inquiry could not confirm that the ADF were offered for security
8⃣ The Coate Inquiry said that Private Security may still have been required even if the ADF were offered and used
Feb 5, 2021 • 68 tweets • 21 min read
Insulting, stupid, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic questions asked during the debate on the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 last night. Naturally with the member named and shamed. A thread! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol#springst#LGBTQ
"If, for example, somebody goes to them and
says, ‘I feel that I need a gender transition’, and the person says, ‘I don’t think that’s a very good idea’,
does that make them liable to be charged?" - Bernie Finn
A short thread on young Australians, their engagement in democracy and the hypocritical comments from Alan Tudge regarding students in politics. This thread is not an attack of @RurbsOz's article as I believe it is informative and well written. ⬇️#auspol
Naturally, I can't disagree with the results but I would point out a few things: 1) In my view the average adult doesn't know the basics of our democracy either. We know how to vote but many don't understand how the two chambers work, or what a double dissolution is.