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Today, readers comment on amending pandemic legislation, the Liberal Right and Your views.

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Commenting on the story: SA COVID cases to soar as Labor reveals elective surgery ban

I hope he (Premier Peter Malinauskas) is not talking about more permanent powers to remove the need for an emergency declaration. That would be a terrible outcome and certainly not something that the people of South Australia were aware of when electing this government. – Andrew Macdonald 

Commenting on the story: Right demand ‘root and branch” Lib rebuild

So the right think that voters supported Labor because the Liberals were too far left? – John Iriving

What self-serving nonsense by the Right faction.

Let’s say for argument’s sake that Marshall could have been better at including factional enemies. However, that’s about the egos of politicians not about voter sentiment. If last Saturday’s election was a reaction to moderate Liberal wokeness, then why didn’t the One Nation and Family First vote go through the roof?

And as Anthony Green noted on election night, much of the difference between 2022 and 2018 was the absence of Nick Xenophon in 2022. A big slice of the 2018 SA Best/Centre Alliance vote – whom are Centrist voters – seems to have shifted to the ALP in 2022. In any case, how could the Marshall government survive after the numerous defections/scandals involving MPs?

If there is a long-term issue the SA Libs need to address, it is that due to demography, geography and economic change the state has been an ALP state post-Playford. That probably has little to do with wokeness or conservatism per se. Antic and his mob need a reality check. – Eduardo de la Fuente

So Alex Antic says “We were right’  and that ’traditional liberal voters’  rejected “the egregious social policy agenda that our party facilitated” which resulted in  a massive Liberal rout in  the SA on Saturday.

Does this man live in a parallel universe? My understanding is that the Voluntary Euthanasia bill was supported by over 70% of the population. So surely if these traditional Liberal voters wanted to register their dissatisfaction, the Family First vote would have skyrocketed. Instead, the Labor vote did. – Helen Chadwick 

Commenting on Your views: on an election rout

A tale of two letters. Geoff Prest may do well to examine Deane Crabb’s letter in yesterday’s very same edition to understand more about why the previous Government was voted out.

While I can understand his position (and would be advocating the same, if in it), there is an abundance of commentary that points to the public’s unhappiness at early opening of borders (ironically to in-part support the hospitality industry), as being one of the main reasons for the election result. There are bigger societal issues at play than individual interests, as legitimate as these may be. – Andrew Lambert

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