We talk about Victoria's lockdowns of public housing tower blocks, cops making drugs and the Morrison government's ongoing quest to shut down Jobkeeper as soon as they can.
Lock down the block
- 3000 people in low-income government housing tower blocks are completely locked down, immediately, with no notice.
- 500 police are going to be deployed to guard the tower blocks. One cop for every 6 people.
- A day after announcing the lockdown, residents were told they would be provided with income support, food and medical support.
- Unsafe practices, poor communication and language barriers play a large part in refusal of tests.
- For-profit operation of quarantine hotels has caused the spread of Covid in Victoria.
- Jounalist Megan Clement has a good thread running down the unsafe practices in quarantine hotels.
Buying votes with missiles
- There was an election in Eden-Monaro, which Labor won by a hair.
- McKinley with the Good Take.
- Before the election, the government announced $270B in new funding in for defense, including massive upgrades for military facilites in Eden-Monaro.
- Senior NSW police officers are under investigation for manufacturing and selling their own drugs.
- Adelaide cops have been given assault rifles to deal with “terrorism”.
- Less-lethal weapons are still lethal.
- Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has avoided being found in contempt of court by denying a visa to an illegally detained refugee.
- The Australian Immigration Minister has basically carte-blanche power to accept or deny requests.
- Scott Morrison is determined to kill the Coronvirus Jobkeeper payments.
- The government’s claims that people are turning down work due to the Jobkeeper payments are simply untrue.
- With Australia’s record unemployment rates, there are simply many, many people looking for work.
- As reported by Asher Wolf, repayments for money stolen by the illegal Robodebt going to be made in instalments.
Gas is the new coal
- Fossil fuel companies are using instagram influencers to push gas cooking and hot water.
- Yoga mums are doing gas fire yoga.