Posted by: Gregoryno6 | September 23, 2021

Lockdownunder allsorts: a useful law, a vicious cop, and Dr Steve Turley.

The streets were full again in Melbourne today. Just not full of protesters.

VicPol have a long way to go in the process of rebuilding trust with the citizens. This won’t help:

Shocking footage has emerged of an officer walking up behind the man standing in Flinders Street Station yesterday, before violently slamming him headfirst into the ground…

The victim appears to be standing in the station, calmly talking to several other police officers, when the officer approaches from behind.

Genius move there, constable. Absolute fucking genius.

Dr Steve turned his attention our way, and presented a very interesting conversation between a protester and a policeman.

Coming at the problem from the legal angle, retired lawyer David Porter identifies a potentially powerful piece of legislation designed for another over-hyped ailment.

Way back in the early 1990s; when the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was a new thing and the HIV-infected toddler Eve van Grafhorst was denied daycare unless she wore a muzzle; the Commonwealth of Australia determined to pass a law that prohibited certain types of discrimination against people infected with, or who might be infected with “organisms capable of causing disease or illness…”

So far as your correspondent is able to tell—and keep in mind these days I’m more interested in gerberas than germs—no State or Territory has thought through their proposed breaches of the Disability Discrimination Act when it comes to SARS-CoV-2. 

I’ve seen no reason to dispute that surmise. The Premiers have flung themselves into this phoney crisis like Hitler charging into a Russian winter.

And while Dan was spared the protesting construction workers today, he wasn’t spared the ridicule.


  1. The attack on that poor fellow at the train station looks like a completely unprovoked act of violence. Any chance the policeman will be brought up on some kind of charges?

    • Certainly hope so. No doubt Chairman Dan will excuse his behaviour on grounds of stress, or something like that.

  2. Also, love the Tweet from The Last Refuge!

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