I can see your POV but have to say that I’m in the opposite camp. This second lockdown has been way better, even if it’s just because there’s plenty of footy and other televised sport to occupy the many nights spent in rather than out of the house.As a Victorian, I can easily say that I much preferred the first wave than the second wave.
Why? Because at least in March and April, every Australian was locked down as opposed to just Victorians in the second wave.
I'm annoyed that only Victorians have to suffer through this why the rest of Australia can enjoy relative or full freedom.
Just to be clear though, I do acknowledge that we in regional Victoria are experiencing a very different second wave to those in urban Melbourne. We have very few restrictions - can go for endless walks, play golf, go for surfs etc, so I’m definitely not playing down your plight.
In fact the biggest issue for many of us in regional Victoria comes not from within but from without. Having NSW and SA close their borders to us has been painful, forcing a 14-day quarantine for Victorians, and even then there needs to be a satisfactory reason to cross.getting my daughter back into NSW for uni was a long and painstaking process.
Living in many parts of regional Victoria is not too much different to living in NSW or Queensland at the moment, if you don’t mind whacking on a mask for shopping, and actually dining inside pubs and restaurants is not your thing.