Tronson du Coudray’s art work for the Tuesday 9 March Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce breakfast ‘business card drawer’ was titled ‘State-Borders’ Business’.
This art image is a reflection of numerous lorries lining up at any State Border one might wish to name when borders are slammed shut whenever one or two Covid 19 is announced.
Bang – Shut – Business can go ….. No matter how much damage a State might do to its own business community let alone national commerce – shut they are.
The consequences are meaningless. The people are told they are at risk. That one Covid 19 case will decimate their family, their community, their livelihoods – yet the case in Melbourne saw the entire State closed including Bairnsdale in the north east and Mildura on the western NSW border. Uproar was the outcome.
Queensland borders were closed for 6 weeks over the school holidays from 11 December through to 1 February. This severely (seriously) affected the domestic tourism to Mackay, Bowen, Whitsundays, Townsville, Ayr, Cairns and the Islands, Cooktown, Cape York and the Atherton Tablelands.
It’s a round circle – the politician says it’s the chief health officer – the health personnel say they cannot make a political decision. No one is to blame. They learnt this trick from Victoria over the 800 deaths. No one could remember. We all suffer as business, in effect, falls apart and many businesses close down.
News casts are pleading for Australians to visit North Queensland yet shaking their heads that people are unwilling to travel into Queensland or inter-state due to instant border closures leaving them with lockdowns and ‘up in the air’ …. whereas the NSW model where only specific suburbs get lockdown is now recognised.
2nd in a series
This is the second such art work Tronson du Coudray has done for Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce business card draw. The first art work was titled ‘Qld Borders’ for the February breakfast.
Tweed Heads on the Qld border straddles Coolangatta – one side of the street in one State - the other side of the street - in the other State. Borders have closed three times now. When they do, the highway is backed up for 20kls. The main street (Wharf) for 5 klms to Boyd’s Bay Bridge.
It is not only business that is affected, it is charities and missions for which I can testify.
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children