Opinion polls indicating the Morrison government is on track to win the next federal election, if proven, will say much about the low standards acceptable to many Australians. Since 2013, we have elected on three separate occasions, dysfunctional LNP federal governments.
Governments who saw it appropriate to return to the "Dickensian Time" of granting Knights and Damehoods. Governments whose cruelties included supporting horror budgets, Robodebt and contrived, racial hatred.
Governments which also opposed an Inquiry into the Banking Industry, legislating for marriage equality and taking climate action. Our current prime minister has made an art form of incompetence, weakness and dishonesty! Yet, despite all this, the opinion polls apparently suggest Australians want more of the same. So much for the "clever country!"
Barry Swan, Balgownie
Time to invest in a coffin
This pandemic is turning out to be a circus to say the least, today we had 16 deaths in NSW alone. Every time I go out and sign in using the QR app people are walking straight past me couldn't give a rat's about signing in and they are the reason I get COVID-19 alerts every day that I have been in a close contact with some drongo who, like a lot of other people, are on a death wish. It's a case of you can't beat them you might as well join them.
This government have gone mad and have thrown the towel in. People packed in supermarkets with tourists. Crowds in sporting arenas. It might be an idea to start investing in a coffin.
Gerard Vaughan, Lake Illawarra
Premier disconnected from reality
Thank you healthcare workers for your courageous efforts to keep our hospitals going. The pressure of extended shifts, acute short staffing, full PPE & no breaks day in, day out must be beyond exhausting for you all. There seems to be a disconnect between what the Premier is saying about the state of things and the reality reflected in the tears of exhausted, isolated, committed frontline healthcare workers. Our healthcare system is indeed world leading but it is not invincible, the pressures of the current situation are so immense that we need the honesty of our politicians not their spin so that as a society we can better acknowledge what our healthcare workers are doing for all of us.
Helen Richards, Farmborough Heights
Morrison deflects blame
The federal government has certainly got the art of "nothing to see here" down to a fine art. I used to think we should get rid of state governments but it appears it should be the federal government as apparently according to Scotty it isn't responsible for anything and it is everyone else that is to blame.
Darryl Glover, Mount Warrigal