Day one of the ridiculous mandatory outdoor mask law in New South Wales.
An equally unscientific poll whilst driving around the local area suggests two thirds of the population don’t know about the new law or know about it and are ignoring it for the petty authoritarianism it is.
Mick Fuller and Gladys Berejiklian, it’s your move.
There must be nothing quite as terrifying for a State Premier and a Chief of Police than going through the process of creating a new law, publicising it and then trying to police it only to be met with the collective middle fingers of two thirds of the citizens.
What would you do at that point? A blitz of fines? Apologise and repeal it?
On balance, I think I’d try for a face-saving approach; “The medical advice has changed and we’re always following der science, innit”.