Morrison in one breath says he trusts all Australians to be responsible but not with any Government Welfare programs like Jobseeker or NDIS. Unless of course, we need to bring JobKeeper back when he will once again show how he trusts business. Morrison has walked back on his announcement and withdrawn the RATs he promised to provide for us to “pay for” unlike the US and UK. He keeps saying they are available even now but refuses to say where ,how or why they aren’t universally free. Simply showing he doesn’t trust us.
Persons”. Like me, you might have been labouring under the misapprehension that the purpose of R.A.T.s is social, in the sense of individuals taking responsibility for the larger society in which we live. We use R.A.T.s (or would, if we could get them) to ensure we aren’t infected with COVID-19 before we go out and about, mingling with family, friends and strangers. They are the cornerstone (or would be, if we could get them) of personal responsibility, that moral virtue urged upon us by a government itself so bereft of moral virtue and responsibility, personal and collective, that one can only howl with bitter mirth when they speak these words out loud.