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As the emergency recedes, the animal spirits of the Morrison government reemerge.  In the past few days one has made a couple of bold statements of intent and it’s the rollout of the COVIDSafe app that seems to have caused the outbreak of explicit moralising.

First it spoke through the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who has been a model of ecumenical dispassion through most of the crisis. 

He was sorely provoked, however, by a form of popular resistance to the app.