So little, so late


Yesterday, the Premier said Victorians can now travel beyond the 5km radius limit, a restriction that has been in place for about 3 months now. It felt a little liberating at first but pretty quickly, it started to feel like being fed crumbs by a regime that has locked us up for the better part of the last 4 months. It is they – the Premier and his people – who stuffed up, but we who continue to pay the price for their mistakes.

The grand final will be on this Saturday. It will however, be in Brisbane, at the Gabba, and it will be a night game. All firsts. It had always been at the MCG, arvo game, on the last Saturday of September. And you can watch it in a pub or with friends over a barbie. Not this year. This year, one watches a night game grand final, at home, alone. A game played up north in Queensland, the heartland of rugby league. It is they – the Premier and his people – who stuffed up and we who continue to pay the price for their mistakes.

Soon after the announcements yesterday arvo, a local restaurant put up a face book message to say they would be making arrangements to take bookings, in a couple of days. It felt a little liberating at first, but pretty quickly, it started to feel like being fed crumbs by a regime that has locked up businesses for the better part of the last 4 months. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs – they’ve all been bleeding and suffering. Their owners, families, employees, suppliers and customers have had their lives turned upside down, and pushed off a cliff, into a downward spiral towards a hopeless stupor. It is they – the Premier and his people – who stuffed up but we who continue to pay the price for their mistakes.

Moral hazard much?