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Daniel Andrews fan club is running short of excuses

Michael McLaren

Nick Cater, Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre/Columnist with the Australian & Author of ‘The Lucky Culture’, joins Michael to discuss his latest article that looks at Daniel Andrews once again taking to whacking the COVID virus with a sledgehammer to cover up his government’s bureaucratic bungling.

 

Mr Cater writes, ‘It would have been a busy week at the excuse desk of Dan Andrews’ Department of Premier and Cabinet as its staff searched for something strong enough to immunise the boss from a new outbreak of bureaucratic ineptitude.’

 

‘Their task was made harder by an unfortunate outburst of hubris on Tuesday when the Victorian Premier appeared at a news conference sans masque.  He boasted of Victoria’s “gold-standard” hotel quarantine system, even as early cases of the Holiday Inn outbreak were under investigation.’

 

‘By Friday the mask was back as Andrews revealed some selected facts about breaches in protocol in a dowdy airport hotel to justify plunging the entire state back into lockdown hell or, as the Premier prefers it, “a short, sharp circuit breaker”.’

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