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Old 20th Jun 2021, 01:44
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Originally Posted by Green.Dot View Post
Well more pain for airlines over the school holidays with cases popping up everywhere but on the positive side this will do wonders for vaccination uptake across the country. (Hopefully).

Iíd agree except there are no vaccines.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 01:45
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Originally Posted by Green.Dot View Post
Well more pain for airlines over the school holidays with cases popping up everywhere but on the positive side this will do wonders for vaccination uptake across the country. (Hopefully).
It will nothing for vaccine uptake for the next few months as Australia simply doesnít have enough doses of the only vaccine currently approved for under 60s (Pfizer) and wonít have for some time.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 02:37
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It will nothing for vaccine uptake for the next few months as Australia simply doesnít have enough doses of the only vaccine currently approved for under 60s (Pfizer) and wonít have for some time.
As a 30yo I booked a vaccine slot at the start of the month with less than a weeks notice at a major vaccination center with the second jab locked in prior to the end of the month. Took me all of two minutes.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 02:42
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From an Age article a few days ago:”Vaccination walk-ins were halted on Monday with people told to wait until the end of the week as the state government cut the number of Victorians able to get the Pfizer jab as part of the state’s vaccine rollout.

Almost three weeks after the state’s rollout of the Pfizer vaccine was extended to 40 to 49-year-olds, supply caps meant people were unable to make phone bookings for their first dose and those who walked up to mass vaccination hubs were turned away.”
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 04:17
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Originally Posted by Fonz121 View Post
Iíd agree except there are no vaccines.

Someone doesn't know what a vaccine is....
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 08:30
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Originally Posted by Maggie Island View Post
As a 30yo I booked a vaccine slot at the start of the month with less than a weeks notice at a major vaccination center with the second jab locked in prior to the end of the month. Took me all of two minutes.
Yep - wife booked her first Pfizer today for this coming Thursday - first available slot was in 2 days time.
The website could be better, but it took about 5mins all up.

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Old 20th Jun 2021, 10:06
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Melbourne rolling out of lockdown, fuel hits $1.75. A quick look at most other state capitols, it's around $1.30-$1.40. Never waste an opportunity eh!
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 10:55
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Originally Posted by Buster Hyman View Post
Melbourne rolling out of lockdown, fuel hits $1.75. A quick look at most other state capitols, it's around $1.30-$1.40. Never waste an opportunity eh!
Enjoy all that liveability
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 11:46
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Originally Posted by minigundiplomat View Post
Enjoy all that liveability
Don't worry, Chairman Dan (he of the "creeping assumption" that creepingly led to 800+ deaths) apparently on the return to fix all our woes - we are so, so blessed and fortunate....not.

Last edited by galdian; 20th Jun 2021 at 11:50. Reason: forgot C D's most famous uttering.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 21:36
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Originally Posted by Buster Hyman View Post
Melbourne rolling out of lockdown, fuel hits $1.75. A quick look at most other state capitols, it's around $1.30-$1.40. Never waste an opportunity eh!
This is oil company manipulation of the market,nothing to do with ANY government.
Send them a message by just buying what u need at the time as in $10 worth,not the usual fill up.
Competition will drive the price back down very quickly,just like airfares.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 23:25
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Originally Posted by Buster Hyman View Post
Melbourne rolling out of lockdown, fuel hits $1.75. A quick look at most other state capitols, it's around $1.30-$1.40. Never waste an opportunity eh!
well you only need one tank to make it out of the socialist utopia of Victoria then you get cheap petrol and no more Chairman Dan the lockdown man.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 00:09
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All capital cities have different fuel cycles you cant compare on a single day.

A quick glance shows Brisbane had the most expensive fuel over the last 45 days.

https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/pe...l-price-cycles.

Back to borders....i wouldn't be surprised to see NZ pause the bubble - surprised they haven't already actually!
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 01:51
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You know I have in a few places around the world and Australia is the only place I know of with this fuel "discounting" cycle.

I beleive the discount price is actually supposed to be the real price and what you pay on Friday is the jacked up price. Is the Govt seriously trying to say that all the major fuel retailers changing their prices up and down within minutes of each other isn't some form of market manipulation?
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 05:03
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Originally Posted by galdian View Post
Don't worry, Chairman Dan (he of the "creeping assumption" that creepingly led to 800+ deaths) apparently on the return to fix all our woes - we are so, so blessed and fortunate....not.
655 of the 801 deaths during the second wave were from federally run aged care facilities. The same facilities making news only a few weeks ago for being under-vaccinated, mixing staff and convincing isolating staff to come to work.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 05:20
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Is the Govt seriously trying to say that all the major fuel retailers changing their prices up and down within minutes of each other isn't some form of market manipulation?
ACCC...................
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 06:32
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Originally Posted by Maggie Island View Post
As a 30yo I booked a vaccine slot at the start of the month with less than a weeks notice at a major vaccination center with the second jab locked in prior to the end of the month. Took me all of two minutes.
My partner and I are both in our 40s, living in Melbourne.

Last week, my partner was able to walk in off the street to get the Pfizer vaccine. I wasnít able to attend with her.

This week, walk ins are no longer being accepted for Pfizer, nor are initial bookings being taken as the supply of Pfizer vaccine is not assured.

With the 50-60 bracket now being steered towards the Pfizer jab, the wait for those in younger age groups will be much longer than anticipated.

Crux of the issue is federal vaccine procurement and distribution amongst the states.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 06:38
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Originally Posted by Stickshift3000 View Post
My partner and I are both in our 40s, living in Melbourne.

Last week, my partner was able to walk in off the street to get the Pfizer vaccine. I wasnít able to attend with her.

This week, walk ins are no longer being accepted for Pfizer, nor are initial bookings being taken as the supply of Pfizer vaccine is not assured.

With the 50-60 bracket now being steered towards the Pfizer jab, the wait for those in younger age groups will be much longer than anticipated.

Crux of the issue is federal vaccine procurement and distribution amongst the states.
Indeed, i think its also only a matter of time before the decision is made to vaccinate older children (12+) as is being done in the USA and Canada.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 07:59
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Knew the ĎI stand with Daní crowd would be scurrying out to blame all their ills on the feds. Canít move up here in the North for Victorians escaping the COVID gulag.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 08:08
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Originally Posted by Ladloy View Post
655 of the 801 deaths during the second wave were from federally run aged care facilities. The same facilities making news only a few weeks ago for being under-vaccinated, mixing staff and convincing isolating staff to come to work.
I knew somebody would chime in to defend Capt Flogbag. I quite like Merlino in comparison. Leadership spill please.
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Old 21st Jun 2021, 08:45
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I knew somebody would chime in to defend Capt Flogbag. I quite like Merlino in comparison. Leadership spill please.
Next two will probably be female. The next one most certainly will be.

Merlino is about third in line. He will need to battle it out with comeback queen Jill in the long term.

Jacinta will be next in line. The brains behind Public Transport Victoria. God help us all.
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