Australia Protests

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  • Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 05:06pm

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    SunnyCoast

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On Saturday 20th November, Australia continued to protest in regards to mandates and freedoms. For the record, mainstream news reported 1000’s of people attended Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland city protests. The true numbers were closer to Victoria 350,000- New South Wales 150,000- and Queensland 150,000- Additionally regional towns around the country had numbers of up to 10,000 per protest.These protests were well organised and respectful, there was no violence, swearing or hostility.

20% of Queenslanders that are unvaccinated, as of 17th December  are  to be locked out of restaurants, cafes, cinemas, large crowd gatherings, museums, libraries etc and have limitations of up to 20 people at weddings.

Queensland has had 2111 positive covid cases since the start of the pandemic. We have had seven deaths, sadly all 7 people had existing co-morbidities. We have been subjected to 4,815,676 covid tests. To find one covid positive person in this state it has come at a cost of $188,771.00 per person( this is costing each test at $82.75 each) in many cases the cost per test is much higher.

We have issued 277,291 quarantine notices. We currently have 6,785 current quarantine cases – We have ZERO daily cases.

LET’S REMEMBER from the start of this pandemic we have only had 2111 positive cases in the whole of Qld, 7 deaths in total.

These basic statistics, are all available on the Australian government covid statistic website ;

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/statistics

In 2019 Queensland had 3012 Hospitalisations for influenza. I can’t find the total hospitalisation in Qld for covid, however the numbers would be irrelevant as most covid cases here get hospitalised even if they’re not sick as a quarantine measure. In nearly 2 years only 2111 have had a positive covid tests, yet in 1 year we had 3012 Flu hospitalisations.

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0037/835588/influenza-qld-2019.pdf

Mass hysteria and punishment to come for the unvaccinated based on what exactly???

  • Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 05:27pm

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Lunatic leadership.

Response to Sars Cov2 is TOTALLY out of scale to the health threat as you point out.  But is this leadership gone bonkers, or is this politicians doing just what their electorate wants?

I hear most voting Aussies have no balls, they are full of unnecessary fear, and turn to government to be their blankie.

Is it a case of tyranny?  Or is it a case of government as people (at least a voting majority) want it?

  • Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 05:34pm

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Protests are to my mind, maximum effort and minimum reward.

The ways of Power are mysterious. Millions protested Vietnam without effect. One photo of a naked girl running down the road screaming and it was all over.

I would that I knew just where to give this diamond a gentle tap to cleave it in half.

  • Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 06:48pm

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Nice summary of the position in Queensland (QLD).

Is it a case of tyranny? Or is it a case of government as people (at least a voting majority) want it?

Good question. Democracy is definitely not incompatible with authoritarianism. Difficult to say without an election. There was one in QLD last year.





Queensland (Labor) is interesting as definitely heading for a two tier society like Vic and WA but still no sweeping vax mandates, though definitely mandates for health care, police etc, so still seemingly doing better than Vic and WA (both also Labor) which both went nuts with vax mandates. Perhaps, Australia’s most diverse state including politically, particularly due to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Clive Palmer’s United Australia Parties. Both of a latter are right leaning anti-lockdown, anti-mandate parties. Neither did great and it seems One Nation went backwards quite a bit, which lends support to the popularity of Labor (left leaning) authoritarianism.

Liberals and nationals (LNP)(right leaning) the other major party went backwards a bit but were seeming not decimated as occurred in WA this year. So could have been worse but not exactly promising for anti-authoritarians.

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Also another peculiarity of Queensland:

Queensland Parliament is the only state parliament in Australia without an Upper House (a Senate). This makes it a ‘unicameral’ parliament, meaning that it has just one House—the Legislative Assembly.

This makes things considerably more difficult for minor parties in QLD.  So minor parties such as Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Clive Palmer’s United Australia Parties have often been more successful federally (that is, in the Federal Senate) than in their state parliament.

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