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How Murdoch ‘ruperters’ operate 29

September 3, 2021 - 13:40 -- Admin

Murdoch’s Sky News talking head, Peter Gleeson was outraged by the case of a three-year-boy stranded in New South Wales after he went to visit his grandparents in July. Gleeson said the boy has been denied a border exemption despite the Queensland government letting in the families of NRL players on Monday. The story was, of course, also repeated in Murdoch’s Courier Mail and Daily Bellylaugh1. 

Lockdown news

August 28, 2021 - 18:49 -- Admin

We are unable to see my mother-in-law, who is safely ensconced in a nursing home and has had both doses of the Pfizer vaccine. While the nursing home is only about 800 metres away from our home, because of the lockdown, we cannot see her, which we used to do two or three times a week up until about a month ago.

Bringing it forward

August 27, 2021 - 09:11 -- Admin

As I have related here, I had my first AstraZeneca vaccination at lunchtime on the last day of June and was due to get the second dose the requisite 12 weeks later (i.e. September 22)1.

The outer ring

August 26, 2021 - 18:06 -- Admin

I read The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells recently, and despite its title, it is hopeful that we can actually do something to prevent the worst outcomes of climate change. Late in the book he writes about Copernicus who found that the Earth revolves around the sun and how this fact, to some extent, consigned humans to the periphery of the then known universe. This, he asserts is what happens to men with the birth of children and then grandchildren.

Warnings from Iceland, Israel and the UK

August 22, 2021 - 14:01 -- Admin

After a national cabinet meeting in July, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced vaccine targets for eased restrictions, saying that 70% of the adult population needed to be fully vaccinated before the country moved to Phase 2 of his plan for opening up the nation1. This ‘plan’ for Australia to open up was come up with after various targets and horizons had been jettisoned, largely because of a lack of vaccine supply2. 

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