Graham Young

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Graham Young is the Executive Director of the Australian Institute for Progress, an Australian think tank based in Brisbane. He is the founder and editor of On Line Opinion, Australia's first online-only journal of politics and public affairs. He is a pioneer of online polling and a contributor to various publications including The Australian, the Australian Financial Review, the Courier Mail, the Spectator, and the Epoch Times.

Graham Young is interviewed by Victor Dalziel, and together they discuss failing upwards, COVID amnesties, foxes and hedgehogs, the Nuremburg Code, and how to maintain the rage in a productive and positive frame.
We appear to be reaching a tipping point on Covid governance as high-profile advocate after high-profile advocate of masks, mandates and mRNA breaks ranks with the official line. The latest Australian defector is Kerryn Phelps, and she joins a line of internationals including Aseem Malhotra, Silje Schevig, and John Campbell.
It’s far past time that people stop playing politics with Covid, as former ALP Old Guard enforcer Robert Schwarten did last week in Queensland. This is undoubtedly part of a strategy by the state government which allowed the unvaccinated free range before the state reached 85 per cent vaccination rates,
Vaccine mandates are everywhere. Now, they are infecting the Christian churches even though they are illogical, ineffective, and un-Christian. If the churches are to play a useful role in social policy, they should be resisting vaccines mandates – not enabling them.
Scott Morrison has condemned Queensland’s proposed vaccine mandates, suggesting that Queenslanders, vaxxed or not, should be able to go out and have a cup of coffee. Pauline Hanson is calling his bluff. As are two of his senators. There is a variety of vaccine mandates on the east coast of
Mandating or coercing COVID vaccination is one of the most important civil liberties issues of my lifetime. It’s a fundamental breach of human rights allegedly guaranteed by a number of international conventions and Australian law, as well as our long tradition of liberal democracy.

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