On this week’s Tim’s News Explosion: Norway joins the old normal club of nations, the latest NSW roadmap has again shown that the threat of passports was just a bluff. In Victoria, the police have crushed another round of protests.
On Saturday morning after a week of protests triggered by the Andrews Government jab mandate for the construction industry Victoria Police arrested and charged Harrison McLean who operates the Melbourne Freedom Rally social media channels with incitement. Harrison joins Monica Smit of Reignite Democracy Australia as being another anti-lockdown activist sidelined by an incitement charge and strict bail conditions.
The brutal Victora Police crackdown on the protests was beamed all around the world thanks to independent journalists like Rukshan Fernando livestreaming almost every day. Australia is quickly losing the moral high ground when it comes to attacking Communist China for its human rights record, Scott Morrison’s address to the United Nations in New York about standing up for human rights lacked any self-awareness.
Up in NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and her Deputy John Barilaro announced the next two phases of the state’s reopening roadmap. It revealed that the unvaccinated will only be locked out of venues until December 1st which means that as was the case in the United Kingdom the threat of vaccine passports was only a bluff to get more people vaccinated. Gladys and John still say there will be discrimination against the unvaccinated in some form and CHO Dr Kerry Chant says life will never go back to 2019 normal. However, Norway has just gone back to the old normal joining its Scandanavian cousins Denmark and Sweden.
Germany held its federal election on Sunday with Chancellor Angela Merkel not seeking re-election after 16 years in power. Her party the Christian Democratic Union lost its status as the largest party in the German parliament with the center-left Social Democrats being able to lead the next government with the German Greens coming in third as climate change dominated this post covid election.