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Old 28th Mar 2021, 12:19
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Hang on, everyone keeps saying NSW is the only Cool State.

All the other states are led by morons, true?

Is NSW not Cool anymore?
All states are not cool now. Lucky we have such good leadership at the federal level to set a good example and get them all on the right track

Like how today Health Minister Hunt announced 500,000 vaccinations have been completed. Great achievement guys, only a shame about this little prediction:

Four million Australians to be vaccinated for coronavirus by end of March - Morrison (January 7th)

The only way this is ending is with an appropriate level of immunisation. The longer that takes the longer this goes on.....



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Old 28th Mar 2021, 12:26
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Originally Posted by Derfred View Post
Hang on, everyone keeps saying NSW is the only Cool State.

All the other states are led by morons, true?

Is NSW not Cool anymore?
Well anyone who thinks for a moment that anyone (or any one state) gets everything right every single time is a moron who's lived an incredibly sheltered and unobservant life.

Compared with "hide under the bedclothes" McGowan, "I saved you so you must vote for me" queen P and "lets kill some 800+ people whilst looking after our mates" Chairman Dan NSW has been pretty well balanced in their approach IMHO.

Not perfect - but little is - however miles ahead of the other clowns.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 13:23
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Thanks for the spelling correction Troo. You should see how bad I am with numbers. Like when I wrote 25 instead of 5 last week at work.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 23:42
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QLD lockdown for three days. Schools closed. 4 cases. Anna just recommended other states declare Brisbane a hotspot.

Ridiculous.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 00:04
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Queenslanders voted in a clown, and they’re surprised their getting a circus?

Very ‘convenient’ too, coming the day after JobKeeper ends.

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Old 29th Mar 2021, 00:05
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Originally Posted by brokenagain View Post
Queenslanders voted in a clown, and they’re surprised their getting a circus?
Not all Queenslanders voted for her!
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 00:20
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Originally Posted by ScepticalOptomist View Post
Not all Queenslanders voted for her!
Well enough did so she has an absolute majority to do absolutely anything and to continue her magnificent leadership absolutely.

For another 3.5 years.

Be intersting to see what state the State is in when she's finished with it.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 00:28
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Originally Posted by Fonz121 View Post
QLD lockdown for three days. Schools closed. 4 cases. Anna just recommended other states declare Brisbane a hotspot.

Ridiculous.
Just 'Greater Brisbane' in lockdown. Not the whole of Qld.

Most other states (bar) NSW have some form of border restrictions on 'Greater brisbane' already, expect some of those states to step that up to 'mandatory hotel quarantine' at own expense shorty.

Edit: Also masks mandatory at public indoor venues across the whole of Qld.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 00:30
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Originally Posted by Fonz121 View Post
QLD lockdown for three days. Schools closed. 4 cases. Anna just recommended other states declare Brisbane a hotspot.

Ridiculous.
The problem they've got now:

- Four new community cases today, two are currently unlinked to the previous positive individuals.
- The brother of the first positive last week was unknowingly infectious in the community for up to two weeks.
- Two of today's positives travelled to Byron while infectious.
- One of today's positives travelled to Gladstone while infectious.

QLD health KNEW last Friday that they had unknown community transmission going on. It was later confirmed genomically that it was linked to the cluster from two weeks prior, meaning it had potentially been going on for that period. This was always a far riskier situation than a single positive cleaner being out in the community, which led to the previous lockdown. God only knows why, when the risk was clearly higher, there was no lockdown last week and masks weren't mandated until today.

It’s also amazing how we’ve gone from being ‘very comfortable’ on the weekend to the now standard ‘this is highly transmissable, tricky virus etc.’.

You’d also have to question the timing of the lockdown. Done by Thursday, all set for the Easter weekend. Sorry Anastasia. The damage is done to QLD tourism for these holidays - again.

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Old 29th Mar 2021, 01:07
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Originally Posted by DirectAnywhere View Post
The problem they've got now:

- Four new community cases today, two are currently unlinked to the previous positive individuals.
- The brother of the first positive last week was unknowingly infectious in the community for up to two weeks.
- Two of today's positives travelled to Byron while infectious.
- One of today's positives travelled to Gladstone while infectious.

QLD health KNEW last Friday that they had unknown community transmission going on. It was confirmed genomically that it was linked to the cluster from two weeks prior, meaning it had potentially been going on for that period. This was always a far riskier situation than a single positive cleaner being out in the community, which led to the previous lockdown. God only knows, when the risk was clearly higher, that there was no lockdown last week and masks weren't mandated until today.

It’s also amazing how we’ve gone from being ‘very comfortable’ on the weekend to the now standard ‘this is highly transmissable, tricky virus etc.’.

You’d also have to question the timing of the lockdown. Done by Thursday, all set for the Easter weekend. Sorry Anastasia. The damage is done to QLD tourism for these holidays - again.
If they had called it on friday when indeed they had many of the facts they have today we may well not be in this mess.
They have blatantly let it get a head start on them whilst once again screwing tourism,wonder if she is still keeping queenslanders safe!
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 02:20
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I suspect that come Thursday Anastasia will get a tough lesson in leadership.

It’s easy to ‘slam the borders closed’ and say that ‘Queensland hospitals are for Queenslanders’ when all you’re doing is keeping those nasty Southerners out. It’s going to be a lot harder to tell people that Easter won’t be happening and to look your tourism operators in the eye when it’s your own government’s failure.

It’s also fascinating to note the change of language. When things are going well it’s always first person singular, ‘I’m very comfortable.’ When things are going badly, third person singular, ‘ooohhh....it’s a tricky virus.’ In short, I’ve done a great job vs. it’s not my fault.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 02:25
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If there is any community transmission in Byron, then that will be another state and another prime easter holiday spot that will cop it
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 02:32
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Queen P thinks Queensland ends at Tin Can Bay anyway - more flights SYD-CNS, MEL-CNS, ADL-CNS for Easter and the small part of the state she gives a sh1t about can cop it.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 03:36
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Queen P thinks Queensland ends at Tin Can Bay anyway - more flights SYD-CNS, MEL-CNS, ADL-CNS for Easter and the small part of the state she gives a sh1t about can cop it.
Maybe SYD-CNS, but no-one from other states will have confidence to cross the border...just now SA has closed to the whole of QLD, more will follow suit
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 03:45
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Cairns needs to be kept in its own bubble as such. Isolate it from the rest of the state. The tourism from Sydney and Melbourne is huge for the next 3 weeks. Keep the confidence going in this region.

I don’t think 3 days will be 3 days.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 03:55
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Originally Posted by DanV2 View Post
Just 'Greater Brisbane' in lockdown. Not the whole of Qld.

Most other states (bar) NSW have some form of border restrictions on 'Greater brisbane' already, expect some of those states to step that up to 'mandatory hotel quarantine' at own expense shorty.

Edit: Also masks mandatory at public indoor venues across the whole of Qld.
Except this ‘lockdown’ like the previous one is just bloody stupid. It doesn’t come into effect until 5 this afternoon. So what do you think people are doing from the time in was announced until 5... yep leaving Brisbane for the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, for NSW. Potentially spreading it far and wide.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 04:04
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This is where the airlines need to have flexibility in their bookings, QF for example, free date changes only, if there was free change to destination, people from SYD / MEL might change their holiday to Byron, Darwin, somewhere other than QLD. With a free date change, people will just put it off for a 6 months or cancel and stay at home or do a road trip instead.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 05:29
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WA has just closed the border to QLD. No 14 day Q. Unless exempt ( and it’s a very short list), people from QLD can no longer enter WA.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 05:42
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WA has just closed the border to QLD. No 14 day Q. Unless exempt ( and it’s a very short list), people from QLD can no longer enter WA.
so presumably, or more correctly, obviously anyone from WA who was planning to visit Qld anytime soon will not be. But then I imagine that is the same for anyone.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 06:05
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Its a real sh1t show in Cairns - masks on, masks off, masks on, masks off..... wheel of fortune seems to have stopped on masks on.


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