Pope v Abbott … Bernardi v SA … a lockdown the Oz can get behind

Pope v Abbott … Bernardi v SA … a lockdown the Oz can get behind

News Corp not entirely opposed to lockdowns, you can always rely on Cory, and the AFP show us their priorities. Catch up with the latest tips and murmurs.

Adelaide under lockdown (Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

That was then, this is now That something is entirely predictable and transparent doesn’t always stop it from taking the breath away. Case in point: the front page of The Australian today, featuring the headline “Lockdown or months’ more pain”. This concerns the six day lockdown imposed by the South Australian government, under some of the strictest conditions the world has seen in the past year.

For comparison, here are the first couple of Oz front pages from back when when Victoria announced its lockdown. See if you can spot the difference.

We also can’t help but wonder if we’ll see the same response to any setbacks the people of South Australia experience in quelling this latest outbreak.


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About the Author

Charlie Lewis — Reporter

Charlie Lewis

Reporter @theshufflediary

Charlie writes about industrial relations, politics and culture. Prior to Crikey he worked across government and unions and was a researcher on RN’s Daily Planet. He hosted The Alternative History on Triple R, and is an occasional host on Breakfasters.

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