Recent polls suggest most Australians support vaccine passports. History is however littered with examples of a temporary popular opinion being dead wrong.
The cruching of rights and freedoms is a catastrophe. Victoria needs to learn to live with COVID.
Australia has gone harder than almost any other nation to save lives through lockdowns but there are some terrifying costs behind the stats.
A story of private hospitals co-located within public hospitals in South Australia.
More importantly, it is good for the community but needs to avoid turning into a public shaming pile-on.
Vaccine apartheid, whether proposed by governments or various commercial and not-for profits serves no good point. And if there is no point, then it is an infringement on basic human rights.
Research studies have not found associations between lockdowns and reduced mortality outcomes over the course of an epidemic wave.
'Many people argued that elimination was impossible. Well, they were wrong. New Zealand did eliminate COVID-19, and so did several other countries - including China.'
But media say the NSW Government refused to move the border into the Tweed to help locals caught up in the border restrictions. It's this refusal that could be the trigger for a class action lawsuit.
Disability pensions in Australia, where entering into a relationship can be a poverty sentence
They limit personal autonomy but protect third parties. The justification for what is done rests on the ethical principle of consequentialism.
They make us stay at home because we’re at risk of (nay, at war with) COVID, but their tunnel vision is putting us at greater risk of many other deadly things.