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Old 31st Jan 2021, 03:03
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Dannyboy, with all due respect you have no clue what the sentiment on the ground is here. We have no desire for foreign tourists, similarly WA doesn’t care about east coast tourists.

And insofar as you mention the almighty tourist dollar, our economy loses significantly more money from aussies going overseas than we gain from foreign visitors. The money being spent on big ticket purchases locally right now is eye watering and more than covers whatever contribution the Barmy Army might bring.

There is no chance whatsoever that borders will be open to foreign tourists in 2021.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 03:09
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Border restrictions cost, outbreaks cost more. Lots more.

Handy interactive map showing where all the jobkeeper payments are going.

https://taylorfry.com.au/articles/wh...obkeeper-live/
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 03:20
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They voted for her, and it was not a little margin either. Sco Mo better not send a cent to them tourist operators. Queen P kept them safe we all knew it wouldn’t be cheap.
Dont think you can blame the tourism operators,many of them have put their whole life into making their business successful.
If Scomo does assist,it needs to be a 1 on 1 deal directly with those operators & completely by passing queen P & her ongoing meddling & lies.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 03:40
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Dannyboy, with all due respect you have no clue what the sentiment on the ground is here. We have no desire for foreign tourists, similarly WA doesn’t care about east coast tourists.

And insofar as you mention the almighty tourist dollar, our economy loses significantly more money from aussies going overseas than we gain from foreign visitors. The money being spent on big ticket purchases locally right now is eye watering and more than covers whatever contribution the Barmy Army might bring.

There is no chance whatsoever that borders will be open to foreign tourists in 2021.
OMG.....................The arrogance is breathtaking. Could you be any more insular?

The stupidity of your comments will come back to bite.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 03:55
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Originally Posted by blubak
Dont think you can blame the tourism operators,many of them have put their whole life into making their business successful.
If Scomo does assist,it needs to be a 1 on 1 deal directly with those operators & completely by passing queen P & her ongoing meddling & lies.
Why not fix the problem at its source?

Quarantine escapes (regardless of state) without which there would be no justification for further restrictions.

If the first line of defense works, the second line should not be needed.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 04:00
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Perth into a 5 day lockdown. McGowan has asked other states to prevent inbound travel to WA.

Hotel quarantine failure, yet again.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 04:20
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Queen P can fix that mess she made with QLD money, they have given 200million for VA they can give QLD tourism operators some cash. I have zero sympathy here for this they overwhelmingly voted for her knowing the out come just like Western Australian residents they fell for the politics. QLD are just suffering now for it.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 04:31
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News.com just reporting Perth going into a 5 day lock down from 6pm Perth time.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 04:51
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Perth into a 5 day lockdown. McGowan has asked other states to prevent inbound travel to WA.

Hotel quarantine failure, yet again.
Its his border he wants to close but it’s getting too close to election time for McClown to have the goulies to do that. P*** weak.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 04:52
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Not just Perth but the south-west as well. So from being the great commentator of the West to being scared as a rabbit down a hole for the sake of 1 case in the community! Unbelievable.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 04:54
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Can you give us a source for that "quote"?
I think we can see what he meant.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 05:12
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Originally Posted by Lookleft
Not just Perth but the south-west as well. So from being the great commentator of the West to being scared as a rabbit down a hole for the sake of 1 case in the community! Unbelievable.

And they did it all on their own. No help from leper colonies in the east required.

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Old 31st Jan 2021, 05:18
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I mean WAs reaction was always going to happen.

However, how many further escapes from HQ will we have this year??? How much do these lockdowns costs? Where is Socmo?

100 years ago we had to sense to have purpose built quarantine facilities away from major centres .now we stick them in the major capitals. This wont be the last epidemic...
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:02
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Originally Posted by hoss58
News.com just reporting Perth going into a 5 day lock down from 6pm Perth time.
and medical workers are being trained in the new test regime.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=4vkx_1612017960

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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:06
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WA are so unprepared for this its hilarious.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:07
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Everybody except Western Australians.


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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:35
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Originally Posted by Lookleft
Not just Perth but the south-west as well. So from being the great commentator of the West to being scared as a rabbit down a hole for the sake of 1 case in the community! Unbelievable.
Just looking at the list of places nominated as possible exposure sites,1 of them is a servo with a date of 13 jan whereas the rest of them are 28 & 29 jan.
Could be this hotel quarantine worker had been working more than 1 job,isnt that a big no no.
See what the clown has to say about that.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:36
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Originally Posted by patty50
Dannyboy, with all due respect you have no clue what the sentiment on the ground is here. We have no desire for foreign tourists, similarly WA doesn’t care about east coast tourists.

And insofar as you mention the almighty tourist dollar, our economy loses significantly more money from aussies going overseas than we gain from foreign visitors. The money being spent on big ticket purchases locally right now is eye watering and more than covers whatever contribution the Barmy Army might bring.

There is no chance whatsoever that borders will be open to foreign tourists in 2021.
Of course in-migration is a vote winner everywhere... not! Especially in a place like Australia! As I say, by October everyone in both countries should have protection. And then at that point, what is the problem?
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:41
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Re WA, as much as I too want to say f@&k you mcgoose, It was always going to happen, my hope now is that the lockdown contains it, and we can all get back to work soon.

maybe now you won’t be such a smug prick.

best of luck to those in WA
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 06:56
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Originally Posted by Dannyboy39
Of course in-migration is a vote winner everywhere... not! Especially in a place like Australia! As I say, by October everyone in both countries should have protection. And then at that point, what is the problem?
Many people might have protection but unless community spread stops there is no chance of our international border being open without a guarantee that the people being allowed in either have a test with a negative result or go into quarantine at their own expense.
Nobody knows what it going to happen as 2021 progresses but 1 thing for sure is that the aus govt are not going to risk covid being brought here.
That is not saying we will not get cases(perth has 1 now) but as far as uncontrolled international borders go i think its very wise you having refundable hotel accomodation & from what i have been reading BA have suspended services to oz for many months.
Overseas residents may think the oz government are crazy imposing restrictions such as those in place now but i think you will find a majority of people here support what is in place & for those of us in victoria we are very aware of what a large outbreak does to our everyday freedom & on that point i have no issue with stating our govt run hotel quarantine caused it but it is us(the residents) who have buckled down to get where we are now & in all honesty overseas visitors are not high on our priority list.
We appreciate you wanting to come here & spend money however in 2021 that may not happen..
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