So now we care about the elderly. Now, we are prepared to take whatever drastic action is required to prevent a virus that is primarily killing older Australians.

Despite some on the right complaining, most people support the fact we are willing to pay such a high price to protect the vulnerable at the end of their lives.

It took a pandemic -- and putting the economy into a coma -- to get there, but it’s not like we didn’t have chances to look after their welfare before this.