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Australia’s COVID response could be undermining democracy. Why is civil society staying silent?

I have actively avoided most things COVID in my recent articles for Pro Bono News, however one of the most impactful articles I’ve read of late was by Tim Soutphommasane and Marc Stears on ABC entitled

I would really encourage everyone in civil society to read it. In short, it talks to the temporary becoming permanent, and what started as proportionate becoming repressive.

It talks about Melbourne, now officially the most locked-down city in the world, and the military-like presence of police on our streets.

Plus, curfews and refused permissions to leave the country, added to the mix.

The key concern raised by Soutphommasane and…

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