There are lockdowns galore in Australia and New Zealand as the trans-Tasman bubble collapses with fresh outbreaks of the Wuhan Flu from multiple states of origins. All that plus the latest from the CCP and Cancel Culture on this week’s Trad Tasman Talk with Tim and Dieuwe.
As Victoria enters a further easing of covid restrictions a new Delta strain outbreak in Sydney has seen a mini lockdown announced for 4 Eastern Suburbs LGAs. One of the Sydney positive cases visited Wellington which has plunged the Kiwi capital up to alert level 2. Jacinda has gone her Pfizer vaccine and approved a CCP vaccine trial for the nation. Australia is planning to phase out the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of the year when more mRNA Pfizer and Moderna vaccines arrive in Australia.
New Zealand’s Olympic gold hopes in Tokyo have increased with transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard allowed to compete in the female category. CCP ownership and influence continues in Australia, WA Premier Mark McGowan has criticized the Morrison Government for upsetting the state’s iron ore trade with China, the CCP also have a half stake in the Port of Newcastle.
In an attempt to please the G7 nations’ net zero emission goals Jacinda Ardern will not exempt utes from financial penalties under her electric vehicle incentive scheme. In Australia Scott Morrison’s flirtation at the with net zero emissions at the G7 cost his Deputy Michael McCormack his job replaced as National Party leader by his predecessor Barnaby Joyce.
In the cancel culture update the Auckland School Strike 4 Climate canceled themselves for being too white. TERFS had a victory over trans feminists winning access to public libraries to hold their meetings. The proposed Hollywood film about Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch massacre starring Rose Byrne looks to be cancelled even before pre-production as it would glorify a white saviour complex. NZ Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses has survived a cancellation attempt after a walkout by members of the Muslim community at a Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism conference.
Watch: Jacinda Ardern gets COVID-19 vaccine
Jacinda Ardern considered exemption for utes in electric car incentive scheme but ruled it out – Newshub
Women’s Olympic Weightlifters Should Take a Knee if Trans Athletes Are Allowed to Compete – PJ Media
New Zealanders first to trial Chinese-developed vaccine – NewstalkZBLaurel Hubbard
WA PREMIER SIDES WITH BEIJING OVER AUSTRALIAN FARMERS IN SPAT WITH PM – Advance Australia
Female Weightlifter Suffers Tragic Testicle Injury Just Weeks Before Tokyo Olympics – Babylon Bee
Controversial group wins court fight to hold public meeting in Palmerston North – stuff
Mass walkout at anti-terrorism hui over Hezbollah comment – Newstalk ZB