Scott Morrison Coalition parliament
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Well, if you're a doctor or a nurse, you're expected to keep rolling up to the coronavirus front line, with inadequate equipment, exhaustion lowering your immune system and the infection roulette of multiple exposures.

Shelf stackers, warehouse order fulfillers, agricultural workers are expected to carry on as if nothing is happening so professionals and the knowledge class can do their mostly bullshit work from home. Whole groups of people are suddenly essential workers, it seems.

Except federal MPs.