No Sham Inquiry: Demand a Real COVID Royal Commission!
There's something fishy about the COVID-19 inquiry announced by the Australian Government. It's not what it seems.
It was supposed to be a moment of truth, a chance for every Australian to finally get some answers.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised a full inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, what have we got instead? A sham inquiry, that's what!
The inquiry announced by the Prime Minister won't even consider actions taken by state and territory governments.
That's right, all those lockdowns, curfews, mask mandates, and vaccine passports... they're off the table.
Just think about it.
The very decisions that cost so many of us our jobs, our businesses, our freedoms; they're not "in scope" for this inquiry.
It's a slap in the face for every single one of us who had to endure a whole host of heavy-handed measures in the name of protecting us from a virus with a 99.972% survival rate.
Time is of the essence.
Labor's sham inquiry was announced in late September and already it's facing heavy criticism from all corners.
We need to add our voices to that chorus of criticism, and demand a real, thorough investigation before it's too late.
So, what are we asking for?
A Royal Commission; an independent, comprehensive investigation with the power to demand documents, compel witnesses, and examine every single decision made by our government during the pandemic.
We need transparency.
We need accountability.
We need to know if our livelihoods were tossed aside in favor of an overly cautious approach.
Did they trample on our freedoms, all for a false sense of security?
Some of us know the answers to these questions already, but if we don't get a Royal Commission, there may never be accountability, and justice.
If we manage to get the Prime Minster to jettison this sham inquiry in favour of a real inquiry, we could prevent a whitewashed report that commends the government for stripping away our liberties.
Instead, we could have a Royal Commission that scrutinises every action, every decision, and every consequence of the government's response to the pandemic.
But, we can only do this with your help, so please sign our petition demanding a COVID-19 Royal Commission.