Victorian health official cleared over tweet comparing Captain Cook to COVID-19

5/05/2020 12:14:00 PM

Victoria's deputy chief health officer has faced backlash for likening COVID-19 to Captain Cook's arrival.

Victoria's deputy chief health officer did not breach the department's code of conduct when she likened COVID-19 to Captain Cook's arrival in Australia.

Victoria's deputy chief health officer has faced backlash for likening COVID-19 to Captain Cook's arrival.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen faced calls to resign last week, following her controversial tweet posted on the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's landing.April 29, 2020It found Dr van Diemen did not breach the Department of Health's code of conduct in posting in the tweet.

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auspol Are we getting closer to elections? Witch hunt has already begun to blame someone aborigines, immigrants, jobless, minorities, the sky above and the land beneath except scomo and Dutton who can do nothing wrong. Aussies still in DENIAL about INVASION. Living and loving the lie. Let's not forget the Syphillis virus passed on to Indigenous girls who were raped.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn. Sack her Leave her alone, why not question the Andrews government over its handling of the virus and unemployment and police harassing homeless people. God it’s insane that this even had to be discussed. Let the people talk. Fine. Now let's focus on this life-threatening health emergency, shall we?

We already knew that. Basic common sense, but who was screaching about it? Liberal Party free speech lobbyists? Quite right too. I bet the rednecks leap out of their holes to complain bitterly about the accuracy of her analogy. She did here though

Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer cleared over tweet comparing Captain Cook to coronavirus - ABC NewsVictoria's health department counsels Annaliese van Diemen over her tweet comparing the impact of COVID-19 with Captain Cook's arrival in Australia, but clears her of breaching the Victorian public sector code of conduct. Nothing is shameful in Dan's victoria Gee what a surprise. Ok, wow....🙄

Absolutely disgraceful treatment of this eminent person bybthe usual satyrs. BloggerMe3 How could she have? What idiot asked the question? Ha! 🤮🤮🤮 She has a point. Can't really argue with that. Can only be outrage! But it was a fair comparison. 🤔 Rubbish. It’s very very clear. FYI everyone this is how most of your health complaints are handled and determined. “Nothing to see here everything was within policy and a code of Conduct’ The code of Conduct is on the Vic Public Service website. Read it.

brain dead the lot of them Let’s look at the breaching of lives that Dutton is ultimately reponsible for rubyprincess Well duh How ironic that her surname is 'van Diemen'. A descendent of Anthony van Diemen, Dutch East India imperialist who explored the Aust coast in the 17th C? Let the pot call the kettle black! Madam, please tell us, are you stupid, or crass, or closed minded or all of these.

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'Cleared'. What, was there some kind of criminal trial? Whats wrong with that, they were both unwanted intruders Poor old captain cook.hes been blamed for a lot of things not bad for a guy who was only in Australia for about a week Well of course ... it's called 'Free Speech & The Truth' ... If you don't like it, GET OUT!!! OF AUSTRALIA!!!

RandaltsRandal When our PM is a SpaceInvader we put up with this shit. Only a few failed people actually asked the question. Surely their code of conduct includes racism? A mistake and very unprofessional, but no need to step down on a misguided opinion - we have current govt ministers who have clearly committed crimes and are still getting away with it ffs.

I see so she can put personal opinions under the mantra of her health position So they have no code of conduct or they have an agenda. I want these lefturds confronted with their agenda & I want them removed from any position of authority. Is anybody listening?🤢🤮

COVID-19 NRL updates: RLPA agrees to new NRL pay dealThe RLPlayers has agreed to a pay deal with the NRL and players will return to training on Wednesday. Details - RLPlayers I thought the pay deal was not what they were waiting on... It's all about personal protocol, Health & Safety, and travel restrictions... You know for all those meatheads that can't think for themselves. Guess it was about the pay. RLPlayers Hey NRL! You are about to be the only legit sport being played globally... Ditch Channel 9 and go global (ESPN)! The US market will be desperate for a real sport in 3...2...1... footyindustryAU RLPlayers Tad confused here. NRL has yet to secure financial agreement on 2020 broadcast with Ch9 and Fox, yet pay deal with players done. I appreciate the good faith position, and that players want guarantees before returning to training. But it would have been ideal to know TV $ first.

Wouldn't have expected any different outcome from the Public Service Commission ! Libs so desperate. Get rid of the pathetic politicised cow ! you're the invader step down

COVID-19 in graphs: Compare each country's coronavirus curveAustralia and New Zealand have dramatically reduced their newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. The below interactive shows how other countries with more than 50 reported cases are managing the pandemic. Telling half the story. How does Lithuania have MINUS 4 cases a day? Every responsible journalist should be asking govt now, if restrictions are lifted and school returns, -What is the level of spike (because we know it will come) that will trigger another shut down? - What level of deaths are we prepared to tolerate? Ask those questions now

Malaysia's migrant workers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests as restrictions ease despite spike in cases - ABC NewsMalaysia is easing restrictions on its citizens even as coronavirus cases spike, but it has asked millions of foreign workers to undergo compulsory tests. Does that make them racist or is that only a white person slur? This fake plan-demic is causing many countries around the world to behave like communist governments under the false pretext of covid19. Disgraceful. The good thing is Malaysia easing restrictions.

Coronavirus update: Boris Johnson says his potential death was discussed, Spaniards head back outside - ABC NewsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he was in such a bad state when suffering from COVID-19 that doctors were discussing his fate and that contingency plans were made in case he died while in hospital. He is still out there, babbling around- He should rather be thankful. The UK is in big strife with their situation and a mini trump as leader.covid19 CovidUK covid19australia Prepared for a false alarm expectedly.....use of fear to justify lockdown and economic destruction. Extremely sinister.

she likened COVID-19 to Captain Cook's arrival in Australia .criticism from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who called the tweet "very disappointing" .Coronavirus live updates: Qantas to extend flight cancellations; Australia on brink of ending working from home; Coles to extend opening hours According to a statement from Angiclare, the man had no immediate family.agreed to a pay deal with the NRL and players will return to training on Wednesday.

But she has since been spoken to about the potential for social media use to undermine community trust in the public service and has deleted Twitter from her work phone. Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen faced calls to resign last week, following her controversial tweet posted on the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's landing. The state's acting public sector commissioner, Julia Griffith, cleared Dr van Diemen following a formal complaint from Brighton MP James Newbury. Sudden arrival of an invader from another land, decimating populations, creating terror. "Human nature is of course you're going to go and pick up a resident who has fallen on the ground even it means touching thiem of or your mask dislodges in that process. Forces the population to make enormous sacrifices & completely change how they live in order to survive. Loading "Annaliese plays a key role in the department as a public health physician. COVID19 or Cook 1770? — Dr Annaliese van Diemen (@annaliesevd) April 29, 2020 "Sudden arrival of an invader from another land, decimating populations, creating terror. "Rugby league is part of the social fabric of so many communities.

Forces the population to make enormous sacrifices & completely change how they live in order to survive. "We have discussed the sensitive nature of any public communication and provided her with more communications support. A "detective" style investigation into how the deadly cluster at a Sydney aged-care home first began is continuing. COVID-19 or Cook 1770?" she tweeted. Liberal backbencher James Newbury referred the tweet to the state's public service watchdog, who released its investigation into the matter on Tuesday." Dr van Diemen posted the tweet on a day off. It found Dr van Diemen did not breach the Department of Health's code of conduct in posting in the tweet. Continue reading. Department of Health secretary Kym Peake said Dr van Diemen was spoken to about the risks of social media use when working in the public sector. Despite allegations that the tweet had undermined confidence, the investigation found this was not the case. Melbourne remain hopeful of training at Greenfield Park, but are also exploring options to move to another venue if need be.

"The risks of private use of social media when working in the public sector, and in particular when occupying a role that involves high profile public communication, have been discussed with Dr van Diemen," said the letter from the Victorian Public Service Commission. READ MORE "In addition, Ms Peake has advised the commission that Dr van Diemen recognises the risk of diverting attention from the critical public health messages to the community and has subsequently removed her Twitter account from her phone. "Further there are no reports of any change to levels of community or business cooperation in the management of outbreaks." In a statement, the Department of Health said it will not be taking any formal disciplinary action. "The department supports Dr van Diemen and the incredible role she has played and will continue to play, in fighting this virus," a spokeswoman said. "This behaviour does not pass the pub test,'' he said. The incident, however, has prompted a review of the department's social media guidelines. White was asked on Tuesday whether he would be putting his hand up for the job.

READ MORE 100 days of coronavirus in Australia: How an unexpected pandemic changed the world forever Treasurer Tim Pallas said Dr van Diemen was doing an"exceptional job" in responding to the pandemic." Premier Daniel Andrews and his Government have stood by Dr van Diemen. "I don't think that it's a matter worthy of any great comment or scrutiny and certainly not criticism from the government," he told reporters on Tuesday. Mr Newbury said Dr van Diemen should apologise or delete the tweet. What you need to know about coronavirus:. "A real sign of remorse would be to delete it," he told 3AW. "Victorians shouldn't be paying public servants to be left-wing political activists, it's really that easy. It's not something that demands a CV into someone's in-tray," White replied.

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