Dan Andrews has taken the Dom Route in updating Victoria’s reopening roadmap. With Dom Perrottet fast-tracking NSW’s and now other states’ return to normal he is becoming the Premier of Australia. That plus some new music remixes on this week’s Tim’s News Explosion.
Dan Andrews on Sunday fast-tracked Melbourne and Victoria’s reopening at 70% double vaccinated adding home visits of up to 10 people. It will only be a recommendation that people gather in private or in public with those who are fully vaccinated, so Victoria Police won’t enter homes to check vaccination status. With outdoor gatherings now allowed for up to 15 people, we shall see if Victoria Police continue to crack down on any planned freedom protests.
With Victoria beginning its reopening with close to 2k cases it’s been an almightly backflip from Dan who for most of the past 18 months chased covid zero. The reason for this is Dan’s polling was dipping as the harsh lockdown rules continued, demonstrating that we are still a democracy and this can be over if enough people want it to be.
Dan has still said the new Mickleham quarantine camp will be used to house the unvaccinated, or victims of bushfires and other natural disasters, plus be ready for the next pandemic or if there is another variant. Victoria Police have stood down 43 members for refusing their vaccination mandate, the Victorian Parliament suspended 4 elected members for not disclosing their vaccine status.
The turnaround in Victoria is thanks to the leadership of new NSW Premier Dom Perrottet who last Friday announced that the state was ready to welcome international travellers who are double vaccinated who would not need to quarantine with a negative test from November 1. However, Scott Morrison decided to put the breaks on and said only Australian citizens and residents and their families would be able to travel to and from Australia. Dom and his wife Helen announced they were expected their 7th child which invoked some nasty comments from left-wing feminists. Fr Rod Bower of the Gosford Anglican Church has claimed that Dom’s reopening will kill us all.
In international news 69-year-old, British Conservative Sir David Amess was stabbed to death in a terrorist attack while taking part in a constituent surgery. A 25-year-old Somalian man was arrested and charged shortly after. Despite it being an Islamist inspired terror attack online abuse against MPs has been blamed. With the Glasgow climate summit approaching teen climate activist Greta Thunberg decided to do some karaoke to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.
Scott Morrison scrambles to assert control as Dominic Perrottet opens the international border – ABC News
Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families
Four members SUSPENDED from Parliament over vaccine passport – Rebel News
Victoria Police takes action over vaccine mandate – 3AW
Daniel Andrews actually said this: Mickleham Concentration Camp is for “Next Pandemic” – XYZ
Sir David Amess murder: Raab says online hate is ‘out of control’ but does not want wedge between MPs and constituents – Sky News UK
Is Greta Thunberg coming to Glasgow for COP26? – Glasgow Live