I am deeply shocked and disappointed at the disparity imposed on people of faith in Victoria today.
The Premier’s announcements on the further easing of restrictions completely ignores the mental and spiritual wellbeing of many, with public health officials stubbornly silent on the reason why. From tomorrow, restaurants and cafes in regional Victoria can have up to 70 people outdoors and up to 40 people indoors. Libraries can open for up to 20 people indoors.
And yet, places of worship will remain closed and outdoor religious gatherings are capped at 20 people plus one faith leader. Where is the parity?
The rest of Australia is doing it right. Why not us? Life, family and faith matter.
+ October 18, 2020.