Sky News host Peta Credlin says Victoria increasingly “resembles a failed state” and its regime has “made secrecy an art form”.
“If Victoria’s latest lockdown mess was a movie, you would end up turning it off and declaring the plot just isn’t plausible,” she said.
“Last week you will recall, the so-called experts here were trying to blame it all on NSW, given one of the families involved, took ill while holidaying on the NSW South Coast. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard was quick to push back.
“But still, officials in Melbourne did everything they could to avoid fessing up with the truth. Until today, when there was no way to get around the reality that lockdown four was driven by yet another stuff-up from a quarantine management system that’s as porous as swiss cheese, and a testing regime that’s let Victorians down, yet again.”
Ms Credlin said it was worth reminding Victorians the state’s hotel quarantine system cost taxpayers “over $1 million a day to run, and still, no one running it seems to be able to learn from their mistakes”.
“Living through lockdown number four, there’s hardly a Victorian in the state, that believes that anymore,” she said.
“Fed a constant diet of lies and the blatant refusal of government to make public the so-called expert health advice from Brett Sutton or the damning report into the self-harm and suicide impact of these lockdowns on Victorians young people, this is a regime that’s made secrecy an artform.
“If only there were recall powers for the people of this state to demand an early election and send this government packing. Send them packing before lockdowns five, six, seven, and eight. Before they destroy what little economy we have left, and the morale that isn’t already shot to pieces.”