Next time your mobile phone takes a photo of the now ubiquitous QR
check in image, think of this. In 1888, the Kodak camera was first sold
in the USA with the motto “You press the button, we do the rest”. People
did ‘press the button’ and return the cheap camera box to Kodak for processing...
At the same time as the state governments around Australia are
trying to re-establish the ‘greater good’ by promoting COVID-19 testing
when feeling even slightly unwell and vaccination (because the inconvenience
of a test or injection is far outweighed by the lessening of risk of others catching
the virus), the Morrison Government has redoubled its efforts to look after its mates.
There are few words here for you to read. They are not
necessary to tell the lamentable tale of Morrison’s dishonesty;
the embedded YouTube video does the talking. Malcolm Turnbull
belled the cat in spectacular style during his remote
National Press Club address on 29 September.
It’s a pity Barnaby Joyce’s stirring defence of Christian Porter on his demotion
to the back bench wasn’t an out of season April Fool’s joke. Recently The
Guardian reported. On Monday, Joyce told reporters in Canberra Porter was
“incredibly intelligent” and had been an “incredibly capable” minister, suggesting
he could return after seeking re-election in his Western Australian seat of Pearce.
What appalling scenes we’ve witnessed recently in Melbourne:
its streets engulfed by protestors marching to who knows where, or why. Do they?
The Westgate Freeway, the major arterial to the Western suburbs, was blocked and
traffic disrupted by marchers plodding to the other side.
Then where? Who knows what their purpose was?
Once upon a time, the newly elected progressive Australian Government was told by
their advisers that financial calamity was to sweep the world, bringing financial ruin,
uncertainty and pestilence (the last one might just be made up) to humanity. The newly
elected government, being of the mind that they employ specialists who have likely
forgotten more about their subjects than the politicians had ever known, asked what to do.