The Trans Tasman Prime Ministers have become trans globalist travellers taking selfies with other leaders while the standard of living is falling for their subjects. Join Tim Wilms and Stephen Berry for Trad Tasman Talk.
With another Omicron wave beginning due to the BA4 and 5 sub-variants ATAGI recommends a 4th dose for Australians over 50 and be available to all those over 30. NSW CHO Kerry Chant said disregard what we said about 2 doses, it’s 3 or more. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard called those who hadn’t had their boosters crazy and reminding your mates to get their boosters was part of Aussie mateship.
Mask mandates have been ruled out in NSW, QLD, SA and ACT but the new Victorian Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas when pressed refused to rule out masks and work from home mandates. Premier Dan Andrews is on holidays after extending the pandemic declaration to celebrate his 50th birthday. Jacinda Ardern has kept NZ at the orange traffic light settings which means masks in retail, but their covid curve in 2022 has been exactly the same as Australia’s.
Jacinda has been in Australia this week and her first stop was a selfie with Dan where they apparently debated which nation invented the Pavlova. Anthony Albanese continues to give Jacinda everything she wants from Australia, including not deporting Kiwi criminals who’ve spent most of their lives in Australia and even giving Kiwis in Australia the right to vote in our elections. Jacinda stated while NZ supports AUKUS nuclear submarines will still be banned from NZ waters.
Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers plans to emulate Jacinda’s wellbeing budget and also model the economic impact of climate change. The Victorian Government has suspended its energy-efficient fridge discount as part of its Energy Upgrade program after allegations of rorting as businesses received deliveries for 40 fridges they didn’t order. Product limits are back for tissues in supermarkets. Australian actress Nicole Kidman has promoted eating bugs.
Airbus Albo is continuing his jetsetting traveling, next stop is the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji. Foreign Minister Penny Wong is in Bali meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in an attempt to stabilize relations between Australia and China. Opposition Leader Peter Dutton is on leave for 2 weeks in the United States, he will stop by Washington DC to speak at the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.
9News reporter Lana Murphy has apologized for any offense caused after she took a pro-abortion sign that said the Virgin Mary should have had an abortion while reporting on Melbourne’s pro-abortion rally.
Australian tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios is through to the Wimbledon men’s singles final. His performance was not hindered by the news he has been summoned to appear in court in August charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari. Nine Newspaper columnist Kate Halfpenny asked if Kyrgios could be stripped of his Australian passport despite him being born here in Canberra.
Its been a dramatic 24 hours in international politics. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while campaigning for his party in upcoming elections. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been forced to resign after his Conservative Party MPs turned on him after the latest sleaze scandal.
Kerry Chant Goes NUTS: “It’s 3 Doses Or More” – XYZ
Victoria’s Health Minister hasn’t ruled out return of two COVID-19 rules – 3AW
Jacinda Ardern, Victoria’s Daniel Andrews catch up after similar COVID responses as PM faces questions over traffic light settings – Newshub
Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand’s no-nuclear line on AUKUS subs met with ‘understanding and appreciation’ in Australia – ABC News
Treasurer to measure ‘wellbeing’ pay-off from economy in first budget – The Age
Climate modelling abandoned by Abbott nine years ago reinstated by Labor government – ABC News
Victoria fridge discount program suspended – 7News
Peter Dutton holidaying in US as colleagues blast Albo for Ukraine visit – news.com.au
Aussie Supermarkets Bring Back RATIONING – XYZ
Channel 9 reporter Lana Murphy apologises for blasphemy – XYZ
It’s time to kick Nick Kyrgios off the island – SMH
Costeen Hatzi posts Instagram video after Nick Kyrgios charged – news.com.au