We don’t use our own brains on Covid rules in Queensland any more. We just follow whatever NSW and Victoria decide.
So Queensland will ease Covid isolation rules from Thursday, bringing the state’s rules closer in line with NSW and Victoria, where ‘living with Covid’ is the go.
From the ABC monitoring site, Omicron is not kind to oldies, especially males:
Continue reading Living and dying with COVID-19
When the starters gun for the 2022 election went off, AFR cartoonist David Rowe saw it like this:
Within minutes the scene had changed:
Back in February Ray Martin saw it like this (harvested from Twittersphere):
Yet they claim to be the better economic managers. Continue reading Campaign bumps and lumps in the first week
Scott Morrison calls federal election for May 21, setting up battle with Labor’s Anthony Albanese
Is it a personal battle between two leaders?
In large part, yes, because they certainly want to talk about each other, and the media do not want to talk about policy, having settled on the notion that neither side has any, although any journalist who is interested can find Labor’s policies here, the Liberal Party’s story book (plan) here. The Nationals’ Plan is much the same, but slightly different. For The Greens, it depends what you click on when you go to their site, but this is headlined as their Election Policy Platform.
All this is happening in an environment where trust in government, politics and politicians has largely been destroyed. Continue reading Morrison’s path to victory?