Hard to ignore this fiasco. Even though it isn’t strictly speaking a Victoria issue it certainly affects us. In his usual way Stirling is trying to concoct some conspiracy theory to explain the obvious. It’s just wokery, which started with removing the Old Town exhibit (easily the most popular gallery in the museum.)
Governments got so used to a compliant public in the pandemic they probably thought this would be meekly accepted too. Instead, the blowback has been loud and widespread. Looks like it’s approaching fast ferries dimensions, only sooner.
I suspect Horgan knew this was a bad idea but let his ministers, especially Mark, run with it. He hasn’t looked well since his cancer therapy. Maybe that had something to do with it. In any case, the timing was sensationally bad, the rollout bungled and the alleged explanation flimsy and preposterous. He’s painted himself into a very small and uncomfortable corner now.