I’m almost speechless with disappointment at how the Business Council of Australia is disappointed that Victoria is entering a five day lockdown, not because of simply COVID-19, but the more dangerous UK variant.
I feel like I say this until I’m blue in the face, business is putting profit over people’s lives. Not just people… THEIR CUSTOMERS!
I understand their is a financial and employment factor to the situation we find ourselves in. But none of that means a hill of beans, if there’s a large chunk of the community that is sick or worse. What happens to the precious economy if sections of society disappear?
What is humanity so arrogant in thinking we can control the pandemic to a degree whereby coronavirus and normality can co-exist?
We’re screwing the planet when it comes to our habitual abuse of our world when it comes to climate. We take what we want and ignore others and future generations.
Like government, business should lead by example. Enough with the divisive media releases about a “circuit breaker” short lockdown being selfish and not thinking of the impact on business. No society. No need for business.
Stop pulling on the economic heart strings.
Australian businesses want our custom, to shop local, to buy Australian. The least… the very least Australian’s should expect from business is they put their customers lives and general health ahead of their bottom line.
Must be too much to expect from some businesses in this country.
Here’s the news story from ABC News Australia.
Business lobby says even a short lockdown in Victoria will have “monumental social and economic costs” and call for a national plan to manage COVID-19 outbreaks.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-12/business-dismay-at-snap-coronavirus-lockdown-in-victoria/13149898