The sorts of measures that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted everyday lives and the conducting of business.
It was very evident that state governments were prepared to wield an axe particularly at state borders - where the level of any contamination was non-existent, or at an extremely low-risk level.
However, for the community good, these measures were largely taken on the chin.
But did they signify a trend where state governments are prepared to throw their weight around, all in the name of political expediency?
Does the future now include massive interference when the way ahead should be complimentary regulation between states?
Businesses on the border have long complained about the added regulation costs to the bottom line.
Into the fray we now have overzealous local councils that have, in some cases, declared a climate emergency. To what end?
Surely the issue should be front and centre of actions by the federal government, not state governments.
And certainly not hard cash-strapped local councils that battle, in some shires, to maintain their roads.
Perhaps local governments should take on board a survey of Victorian country roads that showed poorly maintained roads contributed to major accidents and even fatalities.
Surely deaths from climate change would currently be miniscule compared to vehicle accidents.
It may give a warm fuzzy feeling to local councillors to hoist differing flags at the shire offices as the community ball bounces in the opposite direction.
The hue and cry over the actions of Chinese-owned dairy farming operation in Tasmania could even be heard on the mainland.
In the sights of a Tasmanian Greens senator and others were the failings of the extensive Van Dairy farming operation.
They called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to intervene, when any federal intervention could lay with the treasurer and maybe the agricultural minister.
In reality, the issues raised were solely the province of the Tasmanian government.
Chinese businessman Xianfeng Lu, owner of VDG (formerly Moon Lake Investments), bought the dairy business for $280 million in 2016 after a bidding war against Australian interests.
At the time of purchase, the dairy business employed 150 people and milked about 18,000 cows over a massive 7062 hectares.
It is believed the operation now milks 30,000 cows.
This has stressed effluent disposal systems, causing massive environmental problems.
There has been a complete break in management and a serious lack of capital being provided for maintenance and herd health.
Tasmanian government authorities were well aware of the problems, which are gradually being resolved.
It is reported that a swag of farms could soon be bought by local investors.
From The Modern Farmer in the US comes a report that if the cat and dog population of the world had their own country, the meat they collectively eat would rank fifth.
In order to create more ecofriendly alternatives, pet food companies are looking to make cat and dog chow using lab-grown meat.
There isn't any cell-cultured meat available for pets, but these companies expect to start releasing their products over the next couple of years.
This will be relief to vegetarian and vegan pet owners.