@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
@Peter_Fitz As PM he said nothing when the media embarked on a security guard witch hunt, despite knowing that other states had used private security also, including the same company that Vic used. 3/4
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.
This was always the path to freedom. Not mentioning the botched vaccine rollout in this article proves @theage's bias. For The Age, the reason that we are still fighting COVID (botched vaccine rollout) doesn't matter because it gives them a chance to attack Dan Andrews.
Almost the entire first half of this article (about @AlboMP) is actually about Scott Morrison and how great he is.
The bar for greatness is low though - all you have to do is play Pool, have the media on your side and refuse to act on rape allegations, vaccines and quarantine.
So what you're saying @jamesmassola is that The Liberal Party have had leadership issues? Massive ones. 3 different Prime Ministers via spills - yet the media has not criticised them for it, despite hounding Labor for this before Abbott was elected.
Technically this is true. However, the full truth is that the bins are stored in a fenced-off area of the car park that is owned by the hotel. They are not in a section of the car park that is shared with residents, the material is stored in a separated, fenced-off section.
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.
The article correctly states that Australia reached a max total of 78 (78.24 to be precise) in February this year.
With 30 countries scoring higher than 95, clearly, Australia (and Vic) did not have the toughest lockdown, making this article rather pointless but whatever...
A loaded headline and opening paragraph that makes this all seem like some sort of scandal, when in fact it isn't. The article goes on to explain why these staff are still getting paid despite not working and the reasons make perfect sense.
.@theage was whinging about this last year also. It was poor journalism then and it's poor journalism now. When setting up hotel quarantine, you can't just contract a few hotels. You contract the hotels you need for capacity and then additional hotels in case problems arise.
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.
The full report is titled Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. Attorney-General @cporterwa received this report on the 29/01/20, over a year ago now. Yet he has done nothing with it.
In Commissioner @Kate_Jenkins_ forward, she reports that the Human Rights Commission has conducted for surveys since 2003. One in three people have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace over the past 5 years.
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.
When Gladys lies to ICAC we don't want #abc730 to conclude she has done nothing wrong. We don't want a host that lies about being trapped in Victoria. We don't want Richard Colbeck given an interview with softball questions when he finally accepts an interview.
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.
A stupid question that had already been asked by other journalists over the weekend. Sales received the same answer that Dan had given previously!
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!
Morrison's vaccine program is another case of announcements and re-announcements with no actual outcome for Australians. It's all smirk and mirrors. Photo ops and no follow ups. This thread will list every major Media Release / Announcement on the vaccine to Australians!
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
9⃣ NSW used one of the same security companies as VIC
🔟Theviruss has broken out of HQ in several states including NSW
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
.@JaclynSymes excellent answer "I assume you would be referring to seeking advice from a medical practitioner in relation to gender transition, and nothing in this bill changes the advice, support and medical treatment that a qualified medical professional deems appropriate."
The counter argument here is so obvious. The real threat to democracy in Australia is Mainstream Media. Specifically Rupert Murdoch / News Corp. One could argue that NOT having biased journalism easily accessible via Google would actually help democracy. #MurdochRoyalCommission
This is wrong. This legislation was not driven by the ACCC. The Government asked them to draft it. Yes, this is an opinion piece but the facts matter. You'd expect the Director of The Centre for Responsible Technology to be aware of this fact.
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.
2) I believe adults are more concerned with the impact of Government actions on their lives rather than the logistics of bill assent. 3) I believe students are the same. When it comes to politics they are more likely to care about climate change than how the Senate works.
Why has Google removed Australian News from search results? What is the News Media Bargaining Code? A detailed thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol#nmbc
Google has removed Australian News from search results in response to the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, formerly known as the News Media Bargaining Code. This is to force social media companies into paying Australian news companies for their content.
Google's experiment is a clear warning or threat to the Australian Government and Independent Senators. Google has admitted to the change in search results and it is covered in this article here. smh.com.au/politics/feder…