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Can someone please change ScoMo’s autocue…?

The prime ministerial speech we should have had

6 June 2020

9:00 AM

6 June 2020

9:00 AM

Rather than an empty stadium, one of South Korea’s leading football teams recently placed sex dolls with masks in the grandstands.

Replacing politicians and their sign language translators at those constant coronavirus press conferences with robotic sex dolls would significantly improve them. We would not have to listen to justifications for such madness as how many people may go to a restaurant this week and next month or unconstitutional border closures. Nor would we have to hear their utterly fatuous claim that they are responsible for a lower death rate than in Europe. The real comparison is surely with other remote island countries such as Fiji, French Polynesia and Noumea, none of which has recorded any deaths whatsoever.

Because the National Cabinet failed for almost two months to control adequately entry by sea and air, more than 15 times as many people died than if world’s best practice had been followed. Was this because — thanks to our politicians doing Beijing’s bidding — we avoid contact with the very nation where best practice was developed, Taiwan?

The plain fact is the National Cabinet, without any justification, forced a recession or worse onto the private sector, especially small business. The cabinet panicked when they saw modelling based on assumptions in the Imperial College model despite that model being notoriously prone to significant exaggeration.

They easily fell for the activist mantra to follow ‘the’ science.

But as is evident with global warming, ‘the’ science too often means no more than computer modelling which has a history of being wrong, indeed so wrong that the activists had to change the name ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’. And why, incidentally, do both politicians and the mainstream media use this obviously fake name?

And for how long must we put up with politicians so drunk with power that they boss us in minuscule detail when in a civilised and mature democracy we  should instead be encouraged to return to the old-fashioned good manners and sound hygiene which mothers used once to pass on to their children?

Along with house arrest, which if it is not unconstitutional it ought to be, the lockdown will result in the deaths of  many more people than the Wuhan coronavirus ever would have, as well as imposing a massive  financial burden on all Australians— even if the authorities were only $60 billion out.

In the face of this horrible mess, the politicians have the bare-faced hide to tell us the National Cabinet was such a success it is to replace Hawke’s ghastly acronym, COAG, which itself uselessly replaced the Premiers’ Conference .

In doing this they again demonstrate yet another of their fake solutions to problems: change the name. We see this regularly with pointless and extremely costly name changes to city transport systems.

Even the call for an international investigation into the Wuhan coronavirus was misplaced. It’s not so much where exactly it came from, rather it is surely about recovering very substantial damages from Beijing. The WHO was the last place to go; the solution, as I have suggested, is a treaty with the US and others to establish a commission based on the Nuremburg Tribunal.

So what should be done now, apart from restarting the economy?

Did the fact that the prime minister gave his recent address using maximum size glass autocues mean something big was to come? Australian politicians do not use these as much as Americans. I suspect they are haunted by Sir William McMahon’s use of a ‘secret weapon’ to defeat Gough Whitlam. An electric-powered lectern with his speech on a moving paper roll, it proved a disaster. To the great delight of the nation, the machine regularly jammed, leaving McMahon  speechless.

In any event, Mr Morrisson’s autocues did not improve the content of his speech. Not exactly exciting, it was about a series of new working parties on labour regulation and standard Australia-wide fees for such trades as installers of blinds on windows. In other words, to destroy one of the great advantages of federation, competitive regulation, best demonstrated when Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen repealed that most odious of taxes, death duties. Elderly Australians voted with their feet, preferring to leave their assets to their families rather than government.

What the nation needs is a speech from the top along the following lines:

On behalf of the National Cabinet, I solemnly promise, from this day forward, to turn over a new page.

Henceforth, we shall always put Australia first.

When the next pandemic occurs, as it will, we will follow world’s best practice. This is the last time Australians will be governed by modelling or by unelected experts.

We will give you back the cheap and reliable electricity we so unwisely took away and we will thus bring back manufacturing.

To return Australia to her destiny as a major world food bowl, we will move water to where it is needed, with the fast-tracked construction of several major dams beginning this term.

Fuel loads, on which bushfires so obviously thrive, will be unremittingly and constantly targetted.

Immigration, wholly merit-based, will be restricted until, as a result of these measures, country Australia becomes more attractive than the three over-crowded Eastern capitals.

Education standards will be restored significantly, and defence funds no longer raided for political purposes, with the Turnbull submarine contract cancelled. Immediately

While regretting the Turnbull government’s flirtation with the communist Belt and Road Initiative, acquisition by communist front ‘corporations’ of premium and strategic assets will be banned with states not allowed to join the B&RI.  

An election will be held for self-funded non-party delegates to a Convention for the first general review in over a century of our Constitution. Operating under the Corowa principles which assured federation took place, their brief will be to improve significantly the governance of Australia and to increase accountability of politicians and institutions.

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