With various shutdowns of various degrees now being employed in most Western countries around the world to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the intention on those restrictions on daily life is to flatten the curve or slow the spread of the virus. In Australia, there are early signs the curve may be flattening after the federal and state government introduced strong restrictions which essentially limit people’s activity to staying at home and only going out where it is essential. Steve and Ben discuss the flattening of the curve and how living under effective stage 3 lockdowns has become the new norm, as well as a line of commentary beginning to emerge that there is a danger our civil liberties could be violated if these restrictions are not completely wound back when the current crisis is over.

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