Launch of “Political Covid: How Australia’s Leadership Played the Pandemic” by Dr Andrew Laming

Andrew Laming was an outside insider in the politics of COVID – arguing for a science-based approach, but then butting heads with the politics. This is his story.

As he says:

“In this new world of Covid prohibitions, there was little appetite for a measured approach. The political risk of criticism for an inadequate response was simply too great. My view was that the precautionary approach justified going hard early, but once the science was available, we had to start being guided by it, rather than by fear or political self-preservation. State Governments as service providers didn’t have a dog in the fight. It was the Commonwealth writing the cheques that did.”

And as one of his readers says:

“Laming’s wit and sculpted prose along with his willingness to tell hard truths even where he disagrees with his own actions creates a must-read. It reminds us of a career ripped away by a jihad based on falsehoods, and leaves readers begging the question why this man isn’t still in Parliament.” – Vikki Campion

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Entry includes finger food and drink and there is plenty of off-street parking at our offices in Woolloongabba.

When: Wednesday April 19, 2023 at 6:00 for 6:30 pm
Where: Compono, Level 3, 32 Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley.
(includes finger
food and drink):
General: $10
(Entry fee entitles you to a $10 discount on the price of the book if you are an AIP member).
Booking: To book click here