-Australia was hailed in the early stages of COVID-19 for containing its infections
-Some states have continued to keep their borders closed to outside residents
-Victoria has some of the harshest restrictions in the world including a curfew
-A Ballarat woman was handcuffed in her home for organising an online protest
-Two elderly Melbourne women were threatened with arrest for not providing ID
-Four Sydney children aged under 13 can't visit their dying father in Queensland
There's a scene in the classic 1986 Australian film Crocodile Dundee when the title character's wide-eyed American love interest asks if a reptile with a knife stuck in its skull is dead.
'Well, if it isn't it'll be a helluva job skinning the bastard,' Paul Hogan's laconic Mick Dundee says.
It will be a hell of a job convincing the rest of the world Australia is still the home of the larrikin spirit embodied by Hogan as they watch how parts of the country are dealing with COVID-19.
Victoria has some of the harshest COVID-19 restrictions in world. A woman is pictured being approached by police outside public housing towers in Melbourne's Flemington during the coronavirus lockdowns. There is no suggestion she has done anything wrong