I am apolitical regarding the virus. In fact, until a month or so ago, I preferred Berejiklian to Palaszczuk as a leader less distracted by Olympic Games sideshows and less inclined to engage in pointless snide comments etc. In my humble opinion Palaszczuk is up herself.
Lately though, I fear that Berejiklian has lost the plot. She let politics get in the way of sound decision making. I suspect that she has ignored the advice of her health advisors along the way and she is now starting to implode. To state this morning that the buck stops with her, and that it is up to her to make the big announcements, then send her minions in to make the statewide lockdown announcement this afternoon shows nothing but cowardice.
There was abundant evidence from other states on how to react to outbreaks of the virus. How can the leader of Australia's most populous state expect to contain the virus at the edge of the state when it would have been far easier to contain it at the edge of the metropolis, weeks ago?