Posted: Jul 17, 2020 9:27 pm
by OlivierK
Hi Penny, good to see you.

We're similar in our part of Australia - moved from Sydney to a rural area that votes about 65% for what passes for Republicans in Oz. Our town, however, is heavily tilted in a more progressive direction. Those from neighbouring towns call it "The People's Republic" :roll:

We've largely avoided politicisation of COVID here, though. Premiers (Governors) have worked together across party lines on the health response, and our right wing national government has had a Damascene conversion on the merits of strong safety nets and borrowing for stimulus spending. We have our idiots, to be sure, but on COVID there's something approaching unity of purpose here, and it's largely working.