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A call out to small businesses to stand up to what is destroying Australia's backbone

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

This week Melbourne Law Firm Advocate Me launched a National Class Action in relation to the continuing Declaration of a State of Emergency across Australia and the Declaration of a State of Disaster in Victoria, that is destroying small business.

The very legislation designed to protect us, is destroying us because it is not being followed and inconsistencies in directives are clearly favouring government and big business over SMEs, with devastating consequences.

Since May I have been working closely with Human Rights Lawyer Serene Teffaha studying the areas where our governments have failed to follow their own procedures at a time when we need it the most.

"There is no doubt that the collateral damage caused by these restrictions will be felt for generations to come".

As restrictions were rolled out and businesses temporarily closed, I knew from experience how this was going to hurt the millions of honest, hard-working small business owners. Often, our personal property and assets are weaved into our businesses in such a way that business failure can have dire consequences to our immediate family and home life. There is no doubt that the collateral damage caused by these restrictions will be felt for generations to come. Yet even more concerning is that these restrictions are ongoing when there is now clear evidence that they are disproportionate to the real threat.

As a small business owner for more than 20 years, I know all too well the challenges we face every day as we compete in a fiercely competitive world and rapidly evolving marketplace, with continuous pressure from increased regulation pressing upon us, stealing away our precious time and draining our energy. I understand how in a small business you must become an expert at everything from marketing, sales, customer service, IT, compliance, staffing, and taxation burdens. But 2020 is unprecedented in the history of business worldwide.

Our forensic research of the science surrounding COVID-19 encompassed seeking expert opinions and building a very strong case to challenge the government lockdowns, directives, and restrictions throughout Australia. When I discovered that the inventor of the test used to diagnose the sars-cov-2, the virus which is said to cause COVID-19, actually said it should never be used to diagnose infectious disease, I started meticulously researching on the topic.

"suspend any disbelief you might have and look at the facts with us"

I discovered:

  • Flawed modelling and testing

  • Unscientific policies around codifying statistics

  • Huge conflicts of interest where a single organisation involved in the lucrative vaccine trade, also advocates to Chief Health officers on public safety policy

  • Dubious financial incentives given to report coronavirus

  • Our politicians failing to follow their own laws at a time when Australians required it the most

  • The fatality rate is dramatically lower than what the modelling used to shut businesses down first suggested

  • Asymptomatic transmission rates at less than 1%, putting continuation of these restrictions way out of proportion to the risk.

  • The healthy are assumed infectious until proven otherwise.

We have a chance to stop this nonsense before the backbone of Australia is broken completely and to stop a recurrence of this overreach of power.

"there has never been a more critical juncture than this"

I urge you to suspend any disbelief you might have and look at the facts with us. This is THE time for us to come together and have our voices heard collectively. There has never been a more critical juncture than this in generations. Power in numbers. To join this Class Action, please go to:

For all enquiries, please contact Sandy Barrett at

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