Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer’s tweet condemned

Likening COVID-19 to the heroic and historic arrival of Captain Cook in 1770 by Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer has been dismissed as ill-informed, ill-timed and terribly ill-advised by Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz.

“The Deputy Chief Health Officer might do well to learn from the relevant experts in the field like Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC before she foolishly wallows into disciplines of which she clearly has no understanding,” Senator Abetz said.

“I’m sure her medical expertise is exceptional. Her attempt in the discipline of history would be hysterical if she didn’t expect to be treated seriously. This tortured, non-relevant attempted analogy may enhance her “wokeness” credentials amongst the few but will leave the vast majority of Australians demanding a focus by her on the urgent task at hand,” he continued.

“She should delete the tweet and stick to the task at hand,” Senator Abetz concluded.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

Read more


136 Davey Street
Hobart  TAS  7001

(03) 6224 3707