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It’s the pandemic, stupid: Morrison scrambles for excuses as fatigue and frustration build

The reason the prime minister keeps shifting the goalposts is that his government lost the vaccine supply race long ago Genuinely, this is a very difficult balance. In a pandemic, we need leaders and public health experts confident enough to change their minds when the facts change. But while flexibility and dexterity is absolutely desirable, coherence is also important. Communication needs to be simple and clear. If people are to maintain confidence in the public health instructions formulated by experts and articulated by political leaders, Australians need to be assured that the high level deliberations shaping their lives are methodical rather than panicked. Continue reading...

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