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 Vultures are circling: the carrion is Dan Andrews

17.09.20.  Fast becoming Australia’s most disliked politician is of course Victoria’s Dan Andrews. Robert Gottliebsen wrote earlier this week in The Australian that “Andrews is a political dictator who comes across as a strong leader. But, sadly, he is not a chief executive who weighs up the view of many groups before making a decision. Like all dictators Andrews relies more on his gut instincts than advice from others. Business people who attend the Andrews advice committees say he rarely listens.” But the hole dug by dictator Dan is about to swallow him up as a whistle-blower from his rank quits in order to ‘slam-dunk’ his master. The slippery slope gets steeper by the day for Dan! See Video at bottom!
An economist with the Victorian Department of Finance and Treasury has resigned so he can call out Labor Premier Dan Andrews’ handling of the pandemic and the “police state” imposed on Melbourne residents. Sanjeev Sabhlok, who ­resigned last week, has condemned the policies implemented by Mr Andrews and warned they will unfairly punish the poorest communities in Victoria while holding back business ­investment, skilled migration, education and tourism.

Source: Joe Kelly, News Corp

Public servant Sanjeev Sabhlok quits, slams ‘police state’

In an opinion piece written for the Australian Financial Review, Mr Sabhlok accuses Mr Andrews of being heavy handed in his ­response to the virus and likens it to the use of a “sledgehammer to kill a swarm of flies”.
Mr Sabhlok — who operates a blog largely dedicated to political and economic reform in India — argues the restrictions in Victoria will signal to the world Australia is “closed for business and doesn’t care for human freedoms”. He makes the argument that restrictions “could never have been justified” even if the coronavirus was to have proved as ­deadly as the Spanish flu.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, is singled out for criticism over comments in which he said the coronavirus was the “greatest public health challenge since the Spanish flu”, with Mr Sabhlok rejecting any comparison. “This is no Spanish flu,” he writes. “We can verify that easily.”
Mr Sabhlok writes that, for COVID-19 to be as proportionately deadly as the Spanish flu, which claimed 50 million lives when the global population was 1.8 billion, it would need to have killed 210 million people today.
“We can be reasonably certain that while this virus may create further ripples, its ultimate magnitude will end up in the range of the 1957 Asian flu,” he writes.
“There has never been a second wave hundreds of times bigger than the first … Even if the pandemic had been as big as the Spanish flu, lockdowns could never have been justified. There are strong scientific arguments against lockdowns too.”
Mr Sanjeev, who was speaking out against Victoria’s management of the virus on social media while he was still a public servant, says the head of human relations at Treasury asked him to remove his posts last week.
“I considered deleting the few direct criticisms, but they wanted all indirect criticism removed too,” he writes. “I resigned on the same day, the only honourable course for a free citizen of Australia. I never dreamed I would see some of the tactics being used to defend the state’s health.”
He argues the bureaucracy has clamped down on the provision of frank and fearless advice and has determined to “support whatever the government decides”.

Source: Sky News

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Ozman 17/09/2020, 5:36 am

    It’s about time. Let’s see him get some support from others.

    Daniel Michael Andrews needs to be stripped off all his benefits along with all those who supported him, including Luke Cornelius, Brett Sutton. Then they need to be sentenced to jail.

    • Gary 17/09/2020, 7:09 am

      Hear, hear!

    • Philippe Armstrong 17/09/2020, 1:09 pm

      Dan Andrews has never had a real job. An arts degree graduate!!!

  • Cliff 17/09/2020, 6:42 am

    Those Australians who get their ‘news’ from the ABC will hear today that all is going swimmingly well in Victoria.

    • Philippe Armstrong 17/09/2020, 1:10 pm

      ABC rumored to be selling I STAND WITH DAN t-shirts for $39.95.

      • DT 17/09/2020, 1:11 pm

        No way, the ABC Charter demands that ABC remains a bipartisan broadcaster publicly funded service.

        sarc.

  • luk1955 17/09/2020, 7:05 am

    And it takes a pure Indian to point out the obvious. While mainstream Aussies suck up the face nappy charade and attack those who don’t wear the face nappy.
    Our police need to be disarmed. Police in other countries are disarmed and have lower crime rates. We do live in a nation where only crooks have the guns, the crooks and the police being the main crooks. The bureaucraps have fake laws to back their destructive agenda onto society.

  • Gary 17/09/2020, 7:22 am

    Mr Sabhlok. You possess a quality our politicians do not. It’s called truth!

  • Penguinite 17/09/2020, 8:04 am

    Meanwhile, Dan’s “Ring of Steel” surrounds Melbourne restricting any movement from metro to country. Andrews will continue to spruik questionable death and mayhem data in order to keep melburnians repressed and confused. The Natives will revolt!

    • Penguinite 17/09/2020, 8:12 am

      That 1981 movie “Escape from New York” doesn’t seem so much science fiction now!

  • Lorraine 17/09/2020, 10:31 am

    I am totally ashamed of some Victorians that are still supporting Daniel Andrews, rusted on Labor I get that, rose glasses I get that, Destruction of peoples business’s I know most are not Union members I get that. The Lies repeated and repeated and the stupids still ” Stand by Dan” that to me is dumber than dumb. The man is a monster and he came out crying about his dead Dad and the shed, his Dad was a farmer which I did not know, was his Dad a communist also.

  • Pedro 17/09/2020, 11:07 am

    “Don’t you know who my son is ” he yelled in the face to a woman I know !!!

    What’s the idea of having a funeral in a shed anyway, wasn’t there a Church available for the Andrews family, Catholics aren’t they ?

  • Ozman 17/09/2020, 11:50 am

    “Freedom Slipping Away”
    https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/09/17/freedom-slipping-away/comment-page-1/#comment-3587915

    Great protest song against danger man turning Victoria into a dunny can and the palace chook

  • DT 17/09/2020, 1:14 pm

    What does the performances of the Premiers Dannastacia tell astute voters about their Union Labor and Green colleagues who ignore the excesses of the governments they are participating in and ignoring their election as representatives of the people who elected them?

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