Dean Laidley

Former AFL player and coach Dean Laidley was arrested and his photo leaked by the Victoria Police. He was in a dress and makeup and apparently asked to be called Daniella.

There are protocols against police leaking that kind of information.

Police have interviewed a male Senior Constable over the leaking over the photos. He has since been suspended with pay. (That’ll teach him!)

He will be charged on summons and could face up to two years in jail and/or $40,000 in fines. Separately he will face disciplinary action from Victoria Police which may include being stood down.

Remind us again about the COVIDSAFE safeguards.

Kristina Kenneally gets nothing right

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It might come as a shock to regular listeners but The Breakdown doesn’t carry water for Kristina Kenneally.

No, no, it’s true.

She is possibly the most vicious and manipulative politician in the vipers’ nest that is the federal Parliament.

If you trust a word that comes out of her face hole you are making a mistake. She is as cynical as they come.

Take her op-ed over the weekend about immigration which the media got all excited about because she wanted to cut immigration.

What’s remarkable is that not one person in the media seems to have read it. She only wants to cut skilled migration which is a sop to the union movement.

She doesn’t want to cut any immigration scheme that Labor loves.

Funny about that. And yet she accuses ScoMo of being cynical.

You see, if she really wanted to make a difference, she should start with family reunions. In 2016:

The Productivity Commission has emphatically backed immigration as a mainstay of Australia’s economic wellbeing, but urged the government to double the $55,000 fee for parent reunion visas to help offset the massive cost to taxpayers of what are mostly older, unskilled and non-English-speaking arrivals.

The commission estimates the ee for so-called “contributory visas” covers only a fraction of the budget cost of the more than 7200 people who arrive here every year. Because they require more government services and welfare, and pay relatively little tax –compared with working-age migrants – they will ultimately cost the community $335,000 to $410,000 each.

One of the people KK kwotes to support her case is Koukoulas. He doesn’t get a lot right, poor Kooky.

No one knows nothing

The longer this pandemic lasts, the more obvious it is that we know nothing.

Take this statement from the ACT Government which compels more questions than it answers:

ACT Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Vanessa Johnston said this most recent case developed COVID-19 while overseas some time ago.

“We are confident there has been no risk to the broader ACT community,” Dr Johnston said.

“This individual was symptomatic while overseas and then spent 14-days in self-quarantine after returning home. They were not tested during their self-quarantine period because their symptoms had resolved prior to their return to Australia.

“Recently this individual presented for testing after developing new cold-like symptoms and returned a low positive result. Further testing has also confirmed the presence of a common respiratory virus.

“Our investigation identified that this person has not been infectious since before finishing their self-quarantine.”

Dr Johnson reminded Canberrans to continue practising physical distancing and excellent hygiene, and to get tested if they have any symptoms.

“While we are in a very good position here in the ACT this is a good reminder that we will continue to see more cases,” Dr Johnston said.

“That’s why it’s important that we all act cautiously even as restrictions start to be eased. That means keeping a good distance between yourselves and others while you are out and about, and also making sure you wash your hands regularly.

“I also want to encourage anybody with symptoms to go and get tested. The more people that get tested the better chance we have of identifying any undetected cases that might be in our community.”

What did you say?

“This individual was symptomatic while overseas and then spent 14-days in self-quarantine after returning home. They were not tested during their self-quarantine period because their symptoms had resolved prior to their return to Australia.

Seems like a stupid thing to do, now, doesn’t it?