Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (Image: EPA/Valerie Blum)

Greta Thunberg (maybe) gets COVID-19. Scott Morrison continues to confuse people. And can we fight the virus without throwing away what’s left of our civil liberties?

ScoMo leaves it late... again

At another late-night (by Australian standards, at least) press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a raft of new restrictions that indicates Australia is inching its way toward a full-scale lockdown.

Overseas travel is now banned (it was previously just advised against). Weddings are limited to five people, funerals to 10. Shopping centres and bottleshops remain open, although people are advised to stay home where possible.