With Victoria going into another six weeks of tweaked stage 4 lockdown and the UK on the road back into lockdown it would appear we are going to be gridlocked into a lockdown roadloop instead of a roadmap out. The Uncuckables panel discusses with Tim Wilms Editor of The Unshackled, David Hiscox Editor of the XYZ, Logan Spalding and Stephen Wells.
Tim’s microphone stops working just after the show begins so Logan shares some songs he has been writing about Dictator Dan.
It turns out Melbourne’s curfew was not a recommendation of the Chief Health Officer nor Police Commissioner. Following their conduct last week Victoria Police have again been harassing grannies and pregnant women for sitting on a park bench during their exercise. We have not heard from from ‘Chief Wiggum’ Luke Cornelius since last week, maybe all the fat-shaming was too much for him.
Dan Andrews has claimed we must open up slowly but Melbourne nurses still had time to perform a rehearsed version ‘I’ll Stand By You’ playing musical instruments. Even worse in Melbourne the city council refused to deliver One Nation stubby holders to the lockedown public housing towers because residents might be offended by them.
While rumours are circulating about a crisis in the Victorian Government it is the NSW Government which could be falling apart. The National Party is threatening to sit on the crossbench if a koala habitat protection bill is not withdrawn.
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s hard border closure has meant a young woman has missed both seeing her father before he died and his funeral. She is also hindering four young children seeing their dad before he dies later this year. She claims she is being billed to grant more border exemptions saying it is out of her hands up to medical advice. But her Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has said she has granted exemptions to the AFL and Tom Hanks for economic not medical reasons.
The UK appears to be softening its citizens up for a second lockdown due to a spike in cases with limiting gatherings. The Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial has been halted after a participant had an adverse reaction. Though Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said the vaccine will be rolled out on schedule in January next year.
‘Where the hell did it come from?’: Neil Mitchell raises serious concerns over Melbourne’s curfew – 3AW
Why didn’t the media try to ruin these grannies’ lives? – XYZ
Victoria’s Stage 4 haircut rules force desperate Melburnians to turn to Airtasker – 7News
Royal Melbourne Hospital ‘scrub choir’ sings I’ll Stand by You – 7News
Australia Post, Pauline Hanson and the locked-down public housing tower – SMH
Assistant Commissioner Luke “Fatty” Cornelius scoffs 57 donuts during press conference – XYZ
‘My dad is dead and you made me fight to see him but it was too late’ – Brisbane Times
NSW family’s wish to farewell dying dad in Queensland ‘poses little risk’ of COVID-19 , expert says – ABC News
Oxford vaccine trial: Rollout for Australia still on track, says health minister – 9News
Boris Johnson could give Brits a STRICT 10pm curfew to halt horror second wave of COVID-19 – Express