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The Australian ‘police state’ is nothing new

Recent lockdowns have not signalled that Australia is a police state, though other civil rights abuses raise such questions, writes Dechlan Brennan.

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OF ALL the surprising elements that have afflicted Australian society since the pandemic started, there is a refreshing consistency to the right’s hypocrisy that has stayed ever-present during this crisis.

The apparent realisation that Australia is a “police state” has come on thick and fast to many conservatives in the last 18 months, without once realising the nation has never really not been one.

The sad but entirely unsurprising aspect of their claims is that it is so narrow in focus, preferring only to…

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