Self-made millionaire and the founder of Jim’s Mowing has released a scathing attack on Daniel Andrew’s handling of the coronavirus crises, getting in touch with the Victorian premier to resign.
In a stinging open letter, Jim Penman accused the premier of ‘thrusting the knife into the economy’ of Victoria and sending the state into ‘a deep spiral of misery’.
His letter followed a week of rising stress over whether his franchisees were allowed to keep working under Phase 4 restrictions in Melbourne
‘ You, even more than any other Australian, are personally responsible for this COVID disaster,’ he composed.
‘ You mishandled the hotel quarantine. You allowed countless demonstrators to fill the streets of Melbourne.
‘ You allow individuals to decline tests and leave house even when infected.
Jim Penman (visualized) posted an open letter to his Twitter account on Thursday requiring Premier Daniel Andrews to step aside
Premier Andrews (pictured on Friday) closed down the concept of garden enthusiasts operating in lockdowns stating: ‘They are not allowed employees unless they were offering emergency situation work’
‘ You are weak when you ought to be strong. And now, with your careless words and senseless actions, you have actually thrust another knife into the economy of our terrific state.’
He had actually previously argued there was ‘nothing more safe than going out and trimming lawns’ and claimed standards from the Department of Health and Person Services enabled this.
After a press conference on Wednesday, Mr Andrews closed down the idea stating: ‘They are not permitted employees unless, obviously, they were supplying emergency work.’
‘ For example, if a tree fell, then they may be able to go and do that work. I’m scared lawns are not getting trimmed, people are not getting hairstyles,’ the premier said.
This triggered Mr Penman to appear on a tv interview saying the premier was ‘judgment like an autocrat’ but however wrote to his employees saying they ought to down tools.
In the scathing letter, the magnate challenged the premier ‘or anybody else’ to find an example of where a worker in this kind of situation had contracted or handed down the infection.
The cutting tycoon is one of many magnate who have criticised Dan Andrews’ Stage 4 lockdown (imagined, cops patrolling Melbourne on Saturday)
Mr Penman (visualized) formerly argued there was ‘absolutely nothing more safe than heading out and cutting yards’ and declared standards from health officials allowed this
He accused Mr Andrews of ‘casually’ shutting down the entire cleaning and gardening markets, stating he was stopping ‘mum and dad companies’ from making earnings.
‘ I believe you made a real error in not understanding your federal government’s policies, however rather of having the guts and integrity to admit it, you selected to throw tens of thousands of decent, hardworking people out of work,’ he wrote.
‘ You permitted thousands of demonstrators to fill the streets of Melbourne. You allow people to decline tests and leave home even when infected.
‘ Mr Premier, reveal some empathy for the people you have actually so unnecessarily harmed.’
He called for the premier to make a ‘simple modification’ to improve the Victorian economy by enabling individuals to work alone on a site.
Melburnians were put under rigorous Stage 4 lockdowns on Thursday leaving the city mainly deserted (visualized on Friday)
Authorities are seen monitoring authorizations in front of Flinders Street Station Saturday (envisioned) as Dan Andrews faced further criticism over the extreme lockdown
‘ If you can not enable such a basic change to breathe life into our stopping working economy and offer individuals with the capability to return to work and put food on their tables, then step aside, and let somebody else take over,’ he said.
‘ More than ever, our state of Victoria requires strong leadership. We need someone with the ability and resolve to manage the crisis while likewise maintaining a practical and thoughtful course forward.’
He stated Mr Andrew’s actions had actually planted confusion with a lot of his franchisee telling him they had actually invested hours on the phone with federal government agents attempting to get clear direction.
‘ Does this contribute to our health and wellness? Does it support the small company sector which is the heart beat of our economy? Does it unify the population behind clear guidelines? It does not.’
The normally packed streets of Melbourne were sporadic on Thursday (envisioned) following implementation of Phase 4 restrictions
Melbourne was plunged into Stage 4 lockdown on August 2, with another 466 cases on Saturday and 12 deaths (envisioned, cops patrolling the city on Saturday)
‘ What makes it even worse is the total inconsistency, that council workers in groups can do the exact same jobs, that solo organisation operators can not.’
He went on to state he ‘applauds’ the leadership of the other premiers, chief ministers, and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern but might not bring himself to praise Mr Andrews.
Melbourne was plunged into Phase 4 lockdown on August 2, with another 466 cases on Saturday and 12 deaths.
On Wednesday night, the rest of Victoria went into Stage 3 lockdown, with individuals just enabled to leave for important reasons, such as grocery shopping or medical visits.
Melburnians are now required to bring permits to go to work, and need to bring a piece of paper signed by their company when outside of their homes.
From midnight on Wednesday, a string of non-essential businesses were required to close with the retail sector being the hardest hit.
WHAT MELBOURNE’S PHASE FOUR LOCKDOWN MEANS FOR YOU
State of disaster: Increased cops powers to impose the lockdown. Cautions will no longer be provided, only $1,652 fines or court summons
Curfew: Nobody enabled outdoors 8pm to 5am except for work, medical, caregiving – no shopping or exercising
Distance limitation: Shopping and exercise can only be done 5km from house
Workout: All leisure activity is prohibited and you can just work out, with another individual, for one hour a day
Partners: You can go to a boyfriend or sweetheart who does not live with you, even if they live more than 5km away
Shopping: Only one individual can go shopping per family per day
Cafes and restaurants stay open for takeaway, as do grocery stores, etc
Schools: All trainees gaining from home from Wednesday unless they are vulnerable or moms and dads are important employees. Kindy and child care close on Thursday (same exceptions use)
Funeral Services: No change to funeral limitations, however only 10 mourners can leave Melbourne to regional Victoria for one
Weddings: Completely banned
Public transport: Slashed after 8pm and cancelled late at night
Community sport: All neighborhood sport across Victoria is now prohibited. Only exercise is allowed within the permitted public gathering limitations of 2 people.