With Victoria joining NSW in unveiling its roadmap to reopening only for the fully vaccinated we have seen roadmap rage breakout. We also another weekend of Victoria Police brutality beamed all around the world. I break it all down for you on this week’s Tim’s News Explosion.
Construction workers gathered outside the CFMEU Melbourne office this morning angry about Victorian Secretary John Setka’s lack of pushback against the Andrews Government’s vaccine mandate for the construction industry announced last week which was to come into effect on Friday. Setka and the Secretary of the ACTU Sally McManus claimed the angry crowd weren’t really union members or construction workers but far-right extremists. In breaking news tonight the Andrews Government will shut down the construction sector for two weeks as many covid case clusters have been linked to the industry.
At the latest worldwide freedom rally in Melbourne, Victoria Police knocked down an old lady and pepper-sprayed her on the ground, the vision of this shocked the world. Police also pepper-sprayed the Real Rukshan and an Age photographer. Andy Nolch and Senator Slayer Neil Erikson join the news explosion a little later to offer their analysis. Andy believes that Victoria Police deployed rookie officers to the frontline of Saturday’s protest knowing they would be overpowered so the media would capture footage of protestors breaking police lines to make them look bad.
Construction industry to be shut down for two weeks after clashes at CFMEU – The Age
Building site inspections find 73% breach COVID-safe rules – The Age
Age photographer capsicum sprayed by police during protest – The Age
Victoria Police Sacrificing Officers – TU
Union boss calls for ‘realistic’ expectations of police enforcing COVID-19 restrictions – 3AW