The soft underbelly of Australian multiculturalism
At the height of the troubles of the Whitlam government its Resources Minister Rex Connor declared, ‘Life is an equation in hydrocarbons’. For the past 18 months, Australians have had their existence defined by an equation in Covid cases. Intoxicated by the power of directly controlling people’s lives, state premiers have pursued the chimera of zero cases, believing that the tiniest of outbreaks justifies a harsh lockdown, in effect, the house arrest of entire cities in pursuit of Covid elimination.
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