When Prime Minister Morrison was advised there was the risk of uncontrolled
spread of a deadly pandemic on the horizon early this year, he was slightly
wiser than at Christmas when he left a burning Australia in the ‘capable’
hands of Deputy Prime Minister and National Party Leader Michael McCormack.
There has been general praise for the Australian Governments
(at all levels) and their management of the COVID19 pandemic.
While the politicians signed off on the decisions, they listened to
and generally acted on the advice of the state and federal CMOs.
In the 1970s and 1980s the slogan was ‘People trust Holden’;
and they did. General Motors Holden had spent a lot of time
and money over many years marketing Holden vehicles as Australia’s
own car and as a result Holden sales were going gangbusters.
Are you as impressed as I am with Australia’s response to COVID-19?
It is regarded as perhaps the most competent reaction, amongst similar
nations, of how to manage an outbreak of a vicious virus. Why is it so?
In my view, this outcome has resulted because our decision makers at both
federal and local levels have listened to the experts, and have followed their advice.
Is China a bully? If you stopped the average person in the street
and asked this question, the answer would probably be a resounding
‘YES’. Why? A bully is defined as: Someone who habitually seeks to
harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.
So how could China be a bully?