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How coronavirus has made our democracy sick 

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Panic by our governments has squandered Australia’s good fortune of being so lightly touched by Covid-19 (and natural isolation). Panic and weasel politics; politics that corrupted good government by politicians succumbing to the temptation of feeding fear into the policy equation presented to the community. 

Reckless Premiers can claim to be saving lives just by stating so. A case (infection, not death) of Covid-19 in an inner-city location in one state could prove deadly to you in the adjoining state. I am going to save your lives and close the border. Who can argue? Saving lives good, so closing border good. Criticism of closing border bad. Scared and conned, many voters apparently agree. But these policy decisions are not grounded…



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