Govt 'emotionally blackmailing' Australians to download CovidSafe app | Sky News Australia

4/05/2020 4:53:00 PM

Many Australians have not taken kindly to the government's 'disgusting and demeaning' messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.

Many Australians have not taken kindly to the government's 'disgusting and demeaning' messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.

Many Australians have not taken kindly to the government's 'disgusting and demeaning' messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.\n\nUsing Bluetooth, the app traces prolonged contact of other users within range for 21 days allowing health authorities to quickly contact people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.\n\nThe government argues this process will streamline the process of finding contacts who have been exposed to the coronavirus, reducing the time the disease has to spread throughout the community.\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has previously suggested the app needs at least 40 per cent community buy-in for it to be effective and has ruled out making the service mandatory.\n\nHowever, the government has been increasingly linking the lifting of stringent COVID-19 restrictions to the number of Australians who download the app, with Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeting last week: 'Want to go to the footy? Download the app.'\n\nMs Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to 'emotionally blackmail' Australians.\n\n'Australians are being emotionally blackmailed into allowing the government to trace their contacts, which is a massive deal ... on pain on being effective house arrest,' she said.\n\n'I would actually respect the government more if they bit the bullet and made it mandatory, then at least they would be honest in their intentions.'\n\nImage: Getty

Govt 'emotionally blackmailing' Australians to download CovidSafe app 04/05/2020 | 7min Many Australians have not taken kindly to the government's "disgusting and demeaning" messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens..Larger text size Very large text size As a privacy professional, I would normally be among the first to join the barricades opposing the new COVIDSafe app, which helps alert people who have come into contact with a COVID-19 case.Emma Larouche 06:41 Passengers at Canberra Airport can now have their temperature taken by a cameras as part of a new COVID-19 measures.

Using Bluetooth, the app traces prolonged contact of other users within range for 21 days allowing health authorities to quickly contact people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.The government argues this process will streamline the process of finding contacts who have been exposed to the coronavirus, reducing the time the disease has to spread throughout the community.National Cabinet has set three tests Australia would need to pass in order to ease restrictions, which have included the closure of gyms, entertainment facilities and dining in at cafes and restaurants.Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously suggested the app needs at least 40 per cent community buy-in for it to be effective and has ruled out making the service mandatory.The PM says the government's contact tracing app is crucial to creating a 'COVID-safe economy'.However, the government has been increasingly linking the lifting of stringent COVID-19 restrictions to the number of Australians who download the app, with Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeting last week: 'Want to go to the footy? Download the app.Find out more Leaders are happy Australia has expanded testing and bolstered the healthcare sector in recent weeks but have some concerns about contact tracing." Ms Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to "emotionally blackmail" Australians.8C will go through a second check with a nurse, who will carry out a temperature check with an ear thermometer.

"Australians are being emotionally blackmailed into allowing the government to trace their contacts, which is a massive deal."The more people that download the app, the more confidence the National Cabinet will have about that one aspect of our preparedness that we're still a little bit anxious about — the capacity to really get on top of contacts as soon as possible," Professor Murphy said.Critics claim the very idea of the app is unproven and its software not properly tested...This chart uses a logarithmic scale to highlight coronavirus growth rates.on pain on being effective house arrest," she said.But it saddens me to see respected privacy advocates rehashing entrenched positions at a time like this."I would actually respect the government more if they bit the bullet and made it mandatory, then at least they would be honest in their intentions.The Chief Medical Officer said while there was a likely easing of some restrictions this week, Australia would have to contend with long-term changes even after the pandemic ends."The vast majority of people who travel on airlines are interested in their safety and the safety of others," CEO of the Australian Medical Association ACT branch, Dr Antonio Di Dio said.

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No tnx 😉 Maybe she doesn't value her health and the welfare of others, but I do. It should be mandatory. Download the bloody app. FB has got all your info anyway Experts in mobile technology say keeping Bluetooth switched on goes against the eSafety recommendations. The COVIDSafe app relies upon Bluetooth to work, and (that) app is not the only app (people) have on their phones.

I mean the fkn thing doesn't even do what they're claiming it does 🤡🤣🤡🤡🤣🤡 Cannot enter pubs and cafes when they open unless you have the app on your phone!!! Now that's blackmail!!!!! I wouldn't use the word disgusting but I agree with demeaning. Selling this app to the public has been appalling and arrogant. They are concerned it will end up like John Howard's terrorism fridge magnets.

Daisy nails it The left only care about scoring political points...not people Di Stefano should face criminal charges and a lawsuit should be filed against Wickham I’ve also had text messages from vodaphone telling meto download the app! Thank goodness for that, I was losing all hope for this country’s citizens.

By ‘Australians’ do you mean the journos at Sky on deadline struggling for a storyline? I don't know how the hell you get disgusting or demeaning out of the app message. That's putting words into the mouths of Australians. Find a safe space if that's the reaction.

Chief Medical Officer expects staged easing of coronavirus restrictions but wants physical distancing maintained - ABC NewsChief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy wants a greater uptake of a coronavirus tracing app in a bid to abate lingering concerns about the containing the virus and allow leaders to ease more restrictions. It doesn’t work though! More from the LNP blackmailer auspol COVID19Aus covidsafe not 😂Please go away with this bullshit

What’s everyone got to hide? You think the government doesn’t know everything about everyone already? I will download the app if it shows me who has corona virus so I can stay away from them or area. Maybe it can also track some friends of mine that I want not to see. That would be a useful app. Or maybe put 1000$ credit tap and pay on it guaranteed everyone would have it

Apps Here in Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and other Countries.... It's very useful and reduces the possibility of having contacts with positive asymptomatic. What’s Daisy? They are pushing us into a Chinese style technocracy. This was always the aim If governments want citizens to download apps for their benefit, they should supply the extra cel phone .

OMFG 🤣”Ms Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to 'emotionally blackmail' Australians.” Funniest left wing joke of the day. Emotional blackmail 🤣🤣🤣😂😂 Other nations are getting the app, so it is a global requirement possibly. No point having all this technology if govts cannot use it as required. When domestic aviation restarts, we may find it a case of 'no app - no fly'.

They sent me a text begging this afternoon. Demanding nonces 😂 Daisy Cousens is a true SKY fruit loop.

I'm a privacy expert - and I've downloaded COVIDSafeI would normally be among the first to join the barricades opposing the new COVIDSafe app, but all norms are out the window. 🥴🤪😊 Yeah, I'm a privacy expert as well...... And..... no. How much is the Government paying you for this piece?

We won’t be blackmailed! It’s your right to say no. They have similar app in India and its useful to track corona cases near you.

Coronavirus live updates: Fines of $63,000, five years jail for COVIDSafe breaches; Latrell Mitchell tested for COVID-19; Newmarch death toll climbs; New Zealand records no new casesAustralians are being urged to download the COVIDSafe app as coronavirus cases decline, in order for the government to relax restrictions. 9News Government n media working hand in hand once again ...'do this or the restrictions will stay....'you want to go to the pub or enjoy footy again then download this!' pass I have downloaded covidsafe. I don't really trust the government but moving towards easing restrictions is the way we must head The UK, Sweden, US and soon India use a 'Symptom Tracker' rather than a 'People Tracker' App which seems more privacy friendly.

Bec Judd shuts down COVIDSafe app sceptics on InstagramRebecca Judd has a very strong message for Australians who haven’t downloaded the app that could get the country out of lockdown. A wag is absolutely no endorsement! Jesus on a bicycle I’am so over this woman... I,for one, do not do anything until an Instagram influencer says it’s ok

One third of Australian workforce propped up by govt subsidies | Sky News AustraliaMore than one-third of the Australian workforce is currently receiving government wage subsidies, Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says. \n\nTreasurer Josh Frydenberg is set to address the National Press Club on Tuesday, where he will outline the impact the policy has on more than 4.4 million workers. \n\nMr Clennell said the Treasurer will use the address to stress the temporary nature of the program. \n\n“It is expected he will stress that the measure is for six months and six months only,” Mr Clennell said. \n\n'Overall there have been 749,000 applications, of which 40 per cent are from sole traders and 39 per cent are from companies. \n\n'Perhaps surprisingly, 14 per cent of workers covered are from construction, 15 per cent are from professional scientific and technical services and 14 per cent, as you would expect, are from retail and accommodation and food services.”\n\nIt's on top of the 800,000 people who have applied for the JobSeeker payment since the lockdowns were put in place. \n aclennell Winners & Losers {US data} aclennell Incorrect as business owners have paid employees on JobKeeper for 5 weeks out of their own funds. Money that is still yet to be paid to the employers. No subsidy has so far been repaid to employers. Nice try though. aclennell Don't believe mass media statistics.

NRL players won't be forced to vaccinate, download tracing app.NRL players will not be forced to download the federal government’s COVIDSafe app or get the flu vaccine to play, although the latter group will be asked to sign a waiver form. NRL This isn’t news NRL What the hell does the Flu vaccine have to do with covid? NRL No of course they won't... they don't have time between Circle Jerks!