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Informer: Let's try to keep the peace, shall we

Premier Daniel Andrews.
Premier Daniel Andrews.

Last I checked we lived in Australia - the land of a 'fair go' and 'no worries'.

Not the kind of place where people publicly threatened our serving politicians, and their families, with violence.

In recent weeks we've read about Kyle Rittenhouse's trial for the alleged murder of protesters in the US and the stabbing death of British MP David Amess.

But it was today's news that Victorian police had charged a man who allegedly encouraged protestors to bring firearms to a rally to attack the state's Premier that hit closest to home.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters today that intimidation had "no place" in public debate.

"We're a civil, peaceful society. Where we have disagreements, we don't handle them with violence. There can be no tolerance for that," he said.

The PM also acknowledged that people were frustrated after two years of lockdowns and restrictions.

Sure, frustration is a completely normal reaction, but using a makeshift noose and a doll of Victorian Premier Dan Andrews to attempt a mock-execution to demonstrate that frustration crosses a line.

Andrews said yesterday that his wife and children had also been threatened and called the "appalling" behaviour "potentially criminal".

We've all been through the wringer over the past two years and it's fair to say that some have had it worse than others - especially in Melbourne, the world's most locked down city.

But freedom is already in sight.

Well, for the nearly 90 per cent of Victorians who are fully vaccinated anyways.

Andrews announced sweeping changes to the state's COVID restrictions this afternoon.

Nearly all restrictions will be lifted across the state from 11.59pm tonight for those who have received both jabs.

Victoria recorded more than 1000 new COVID cases today but Andrews said the state would reach its 90 per cent jab goal this weekend.

Up in NSW COVID cases have risen again for the third day in a row, but numbers have managed to stay under the 300 mark.

However, all eyes in NSW are firmly planted on the William Tyrrell investigation.

Police revealed that ground penetrating radar would be used on the concrete slab of the garage at the northern NSW home were William disappeared back in 2014.

Another item found at another search location yesterday has also been sent away for forensic analysis.

However, the former leader of the investigation, Gary Jubelin, told 2GB radio he was "frustrated" by claims made this week by the Police Commissioner that time had been wasted on the case.

He said all possible scenarios around what might have happened to the three-year-old boy were considered.

Jubelin also warned the public not to make assumptions about the case.

So now we continue to wait and hope for a resolution.

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