Saturday. The city's public transport system shuts down to thwart lockdown protestors.
Earlier in the week the drawbridge comes up on Ballarat, population 100,000, when a covid-19 case is detected. Maybe two. Maybe four. The Australian Capital Territory, where Autralia's bureaucracy lives, is given a further four weeks detention (prefixed - as always - 'at least') in the face of a few dozen infections.
Back to Melbourne: photographs of several ultra-orthodox residents of the Balaclava/East St Klda area are repeatedy - meaning across many days - published in newspapers and social media following reports of 'illegal' religious meetings.
When the truly insane ban on children playing in playgrounds is reversed the obeisant press prints pictures of smiling adults and children jumping for joy at playgrounds - as if gifted with a privilege - instead of being white-hot angry at the sheer stupidity, cruelty and utter pointlessness of the ban.
Today: s man flies into Darwin and tests positive to covid-19. The Northern Territory health minister holds a long press conference to explain the war-gamed 'precautional' (sic) manoeuvres involved in bussing the man to a detention centre. The health minister explains her department's actions have 'saved' NT from being exposed to the 'tragic' numbers along the east coast of Australia.
Melbourne, Victoria is in home detention until at least October 26. Sunday: one person dies in Victoria from, or with, Covid-19, establishing a seven-day rolling average of one.