Bill Gates (Image: Wikimedia)

At a time of national crisis we should all be hoping for the success of our leaders. Their success is our success. And it is too early to know whether Scott Morrison’s incremental rather than decisive approach to handling the COVID-19 crisis will turn out to be the right one.

But it is an appropriate time to discuss the role of “experts” in advising on the handling of the crisis.

Who are we listening to?

In a global crisis, when many other countries are facing precisely the same issues, surely we should be learning from experts in other countries -- not just those in Australia.