A Victorian government employee has won the coveted Victorian “Snitch of the Year” award for 2020, for his outstanding work shutting down businesses failing to comply with QR code check-ins.
David Goldberg, an employee with the Victorian DHHS, was celebrated for shutting down over 105 businesses during 2020 lockdowns that failed to enforce the controversial QR code check-in.
“It was hard striking a balance between letting the corporate chains get away with everything, so we focused on crushing the small businesses who don’t have the resources to fight this creeping surveillance legally. It proved to be a very fruitful campaign,” Goldberg said.
Acting Premier James Merlino praised Goldberg for his outstanding efforts.
“He really went above and beyond to keep the public safe and keep small businesses with tiny margins in a constant state of fear,” Merlino said.
“We haven’t openly stated that QR codes are a precursor to social credit scores and increased surveillance, but EZFKA units can’t think more than one step ahead so we’re not concerned. Expect more of it – if you flout the rules then it’s Centrelink for you.”
The Institute of Public Affairs said this was “horrendous government overreach” but stated that private corporations should be allowed to do what they want, especially including corporate-government collusion to put smaller competition out of business.