"There’s plenty of evidence about what actually works to build trust. Seeing yourself in the media and politics. Properly engaging ethnic media and community leaders. Research has also shown that using humour to find light in dark places can drive home a message.
Much sense in this article.
I don't wanna flex too shamelessly, but I've been a hot girl for years.
NOT A FARMER!?
So very well said. Thanks for the toil and risk that you undertake in these trying times.
@snorks Many of the infectious are asympomatic, at least initially. I'm generally holding myself back here, because I can't see even an attempt at empathy from you on this. I also see this failure in protesters, an inability or disinterest to envision the circumstances different to theirs, that make the curtailing of COVID an imperative. I think this is what fuels the anger of most onlookers to this protest.
Business owners are struggling, the elderly, those wishing to protect the vulnerable, the ill, the lonely - all these groups, and more, are sacrificing and doing it tough to get their community and economy through as unscathed as possible. Then, we watch the blithe unconcern of these protesting muppets risking all that sacrifice, and people's lives, for what the vast majority consider a misguided, mistaken and self-centred point of view, their actions likely to extend the very thing that they're protesting.
200K? Well, that's a Trumpian figure, if I've ever seen it. Your definition of 'freedom' comes from the privilege and self-centeredness allowed you by the very free society that Australia offers. What you're in opposition to is actually just a little bit of self-sacrifice, not genuine threats to genuine freedom.
@cat Last I looked, Jones still has his column in The Australian and his show on Sky News? Has that changed?
@snorks Freedom to visit a parent as the deliverer of their death? Snorks, that's a moronic proposition from the perspective of someone in the situation, mate. Needs to be said that bluntly.
Jesus, I hope they got a pool.
These numpties will bring us undone. So privileged to live in a society like Australia, they dont know what actually represents a real threat to important rights.
@dangerk I don't think anyone's looking to America for any sort of instruction on dealing with the virus. America, under Trump, was the anti-example 5he what NOT to do. I applaud the cause, but felt very critical of the protests.
@cat Agreed, but I think that the LNP will be the party that needs to execute on climate change. If they don't do it, their leaders will be unable to resist the temptation to weaponise it against Labor. The LNP can bring the sceptics across without galvanising them. It's pleasing that the LNP's options to get out of significant and concrete action are becoming exceedingly narrow.