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Mash-Up Of WA Premier’s Press Conferences Roasts His ‘Evil’ Plans For The State

Mash-Up Of WA Premier’s Press Conferences Roasts His ‘Evil’ Plans For The State

"We will be the biggest super power in the world."

Vivienne Kelly

Vivienne Kelly

A mega-mix of clips from the press conferences of the Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan, paints a pretty terrifying picture of the state's future.

The clips were compiled by Remix Matrix and create a world in which McGowan proclaims himself King and Eternal Leader.

The spliced clips also see McGowan saying his government will be in power for 'thousands and thousands and thousands' of years, creating 'the biggest superpower in the world'.

McGowan's COVID-19 policies, particularly its hard border, have been facing increased scrutiny and criticism in recent weeks and months.

The hard WA border was meant to be opened this month, but on January 20, the State Government revealed this timeline had been delayed 'as part of [an] updated transition plan'.

The WA Government said the delay would give the state's population more time to get a third vaccine dose to protect them against Covid-19 and allow the state more time to 'respond to serious concerns around the impacts of the Omicron variant'.

Exemptions to enter the state can potentially be granted to returning Western Australians who have 'strong recent connections or direct legitimate family connections' in the state, compassionate grounds (funerals, palliative care or terminally ill visitation), and those who need to enter for national and state security purposes.

Mark McGowan/ Instagram

Even approved visitors with exemptions or returning residents must be triple vaccinated (or double vaccinated if not eligible for a third shot), return a negative pre-departure rapid antigen test (RAT) and undertake 14 days of self-quarantine.

PCR tests are also required within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine.

In quotes which can actually be attributed to McGowan in full - rather than an edited mega-mix - the Premier said the world had changed, with Omicron resetting the required standard.

"It would be irresponsible and reckless for the State Government to ignore the facts and ignore the reality of the situation playing out on the east coast," he said announcing the harsher rules in January.

"Allowing a wave of Omicron cases to fly straight into Perth from February 5, with no testing, no quarantine and no public health measures would cause a flood of the disease across our State."

Featured Image Credit: Mark McGowan/ Instagram

Topics: News, Australia