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Bureaucracy: the bane of our existence

31 May 2022

4:00 AM

31 May 2022

4:00 AM

Behind every bad decision is a bureaucrat.

This has been true for a long time, but the response to Covid has shone a massive spotlight on reality. Responsibilities that belong to elected politicians have been offloaded onto the so-called ‘faceless men’ behind the curtain of democracy. 

Be it Chief Health Officers, other public servants, bureaucrats, or even foreign entities, we are all subjected to rules and decisions made by people unworthy of power. When any attempt is made to hold them accountable for their actions, they pass the buck onto someone else in the near-infinite bureaucratic chain.

Over the last year in particular, I have attempted to contact several politicians, including the Premier of NSW Dominic Perrottet and the NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, in regard to mandates and restrictions that remain in place across the state. Every time I have tried to get a response out of them, I end up face-to-face with typical bureaucratic nonsense.

My concerns expressed to the Premier are passed on to another department determined by the Premier’s Parliamentary Secretary. As for the Minister of Education, she always has someone reply on her behalf with a standard response full of meaningless government talking points that ignore the issue of active discrimination authorised by her department. 

These people are elected by us to serve us. They are supposed to be accountable to us. We pay their salaries, and we should be entitled to an answer.

But the sinister nature of bureaucracy goes further.

Throughout the time of Covid, bureaucrats have called many of the controversial shots. Foreign bureaucracy at the World Health Organisation, and domestic bureaucracies within each country’s medical and regulatory bodies, have leaned on Chief Health Officers. Bureaucracy – not democracy – has been at the centre of the Covid decision-making process.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Covid vaccines under unusual circumstances that overlooked normal long-term safety data. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) made ‘recommendations’ with regard to vaccines – who should take them, and how many doses should be taken. These recommendations became mandates at the behest of health advice put out by state governments. Advice that was largely not shared with the public. In one case, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison had legislation changed specifically to keep that advice secret.


The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in conjunction with the Medical Board of Australia, issued a directive warning members they would risk facing disciplinary action if they provided ‘false or deceptive’ advice or any information that could undermine the vaccine. The directive was supported by several national health professional boards. These included the medical, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy, dental, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, paramedicine, and osteopathy boards of Australia. It stated:

Any promotion of anti-vaccination statements or health advice which contradicts the best available scientific evidence or seeks to actively undermine the national immunisation campaign (Including via social media) is not supported by National Boards and may be in breach of the codes of conduct and subject to investigation and possible regulatory action.’

In other words, doctors with a professional dissenting, doubting, or questioning position risked punishment if they did their due diligence and informed patients of their honest medical opinion. This is not how Australia normally practices medicine.

Where bureaucracy is involved, the truth often gets lost in the paperwork.

This is made poignant when you consider bureaucrats have been working to professionally undermine those who spoke out against the vaccine. Pfizer’s documents confirmed that their vaccine is roughly 12 per cent effective for under a month, at best. Australia would not know this if it was not for a United States judge demanding that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release tens of thousands of pages of documents they used to determine the approval of the Pfizer vaccine. It was a rare case of justice vanquishing the bureaucrats.

But that has not stopped the bureaucracy from moving forward with their plans.

As I sit here writing this in a t-shirt that reads ‘I need new conspiracy theories. My old ones became fact’, I think about how many of these alarming theories have, in one way or another, come to fruition. The ‘conspiracy theorists’ were right about Fauci and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. We were right about the erasure of rights and civil liberties. We were right about the vaccines and the mandates. We were right about the World Economic Forum. I could go on…

Now, one of our worst conspiracies is coming to pass.

As you likely read in The Spectator Australia recently, in what was one of the most important pieces of our time, foreign bureaucrats in the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, and the World Economic Forum, have come up with a treaty they have called the Geneva Global Pandemic Treaty. In short, this treaty would grant the WHO control over domestic measures enacted during a pandemic – a pandemic they have power to declare without evidence. Each country that is a signatory to the treaty would be subject to the measures set out by the WHO.

For this to work, governments around the world need to implement the digital identity project (launched at an earlier Davos conference). Australia has already done this. The point is to link global health passes (vaccine passports) to a person’s digital identity – permanently cementing additional power over the movement of citizens.

Remember when people were ridiculed for joking about a globalist dictatorship?

When new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, was asked if he would sign the WHO treaty, he said that it was important to strengthen the WHO. Given that a Labor government remains likely to impose mandates across the country, this support is no surprise.

If our government signs this treaty, they will be forwarding on the power and responsibility to a bunch of foreign bureaucrats who will never face a public election. There is no mechanism to hold them to account.

Bureaucracy has already taken so much from us – our freedoms, jobs, livelihoods, health, happiness, and, tragically for some, their lives. We must stop it from expanding its powers.

Hilariously, the central figure of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, has complained about so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ circling his Davos conference. Both he and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla – Schwab claimed – have been the targets of ‘anti-vaxxers’ and ‘conspiracy theorists’.

By which we can only assume Schwab means ‘people who have been consistently right over the last two years’.

Australians will need to decide whether to support the heavy Big State bureaucracy, or a slimmed-down government that values the rights and liberties of its people.

We can never be truly free until we are free of the bureaucracy that tars this world. 

 Joel Agius is an independent writer. If you would like to read more of his work, you can do so at JJ’s Outlook or check out his new podcast The Agius Hour.

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