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Old 11th Dec 2021, 11:28
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Originally Posted by dr dre
Well that’s your opinion, free to stay in Sydney or Melbourne where it costs both arms and legs to buy a house, and to sit in a traffic jam all day long. Net interstate migration showed a net gain for WA and a larger net loss for NSW and Vic over the last year so the “free market” is deciding where they’d rather live.



Well that will be made imminently. We can see if it’s a firm date or a “stringing along”.
You obviously do not understand what you’re on about by that comment.
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 12:50
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As more and more domestic flights will now get cancelled in the lead up to Christmas, just remember that Mark McGowan and his WA Government have been the saviour of aviation in this country! I’m pretty sure I saw his nose lengthen as he said it!
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 19:11
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Well … I’m not sure just what the plan is for WA to open up. But as of now, it’s goodbye QLD, you are now locked out of WA from Monday.
love the language..‘locked out’ as if that ****hole is somewhere people would want to go. It’s you that’s locked in, welcome to south west china….you’re all just too blind to see it. Stockholm syndrome alive and well in WA. You can bet the moment McGoose is shown to be the failure he is, he’ll be all over the ‘news’ there blaming the nasty eastern states or the feds because he didn’t spend on the WA health system. He barely gets any airtime outside of WA anymore. Treasonous fool he is.

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Old 11th Dec 2021, 20:39
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How is that announcement coming along! The only announcement made was the border was tightened last night but no mention of opening. WA is in an indefinite lockdown.
What is the plan MM!
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 21:51
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People wishing to go to WA for Xmas from Qld are well and truly stuffed like the turkey they were going to have there!
WA's pathetically slow vaccination rate is the root cause of this latest border restrictions and that's largely due to that Political Drongo not encouraging his lemmings to go and get vaccinated asap.
The other States and territories Leaders have done so but not this clown!, well not lately and it's too late to do much good now anyway.
You have well and truly played the role of " Grinch " Mr. Premier and you so called advisors.
We all have to learn to live with Covid and all of it's variants as can't stop it , just live with it like the flu.
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Old 12th Dec 2021, 00:50
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"RodH , 12th Dec 2021 05:51
People wishing to go to WA for Xmas from Qld are well and truly stuffed like the turkey they were going to have there!
WA's pathetically slow vaccination rate is the root cause of this latest border restrictions and that's largely due to that Political Drongo not encouraging his lemmings to go and get vaccinated asap.
The other States and territories Leaders have done so but not this clown!, well not lately and it's too late to do much good now anyway.
You have well and truly played the role of " Grinch " Mr. Premier and you so called advisors.
We all have to learn to live with Covid and all of it's variants as can't stop it , just live with it like the flu."


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Old 12th Dec 2021, 02:15
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Originally Posted by RodH
People wishing to go to WA for Xmas from Qld are well and truly stuffed like the turkey they were going to have there!
WA's pathetically slow vaccination rate is the root cause of this latest border restrictions and that's largely due to that Political Drongo not encouraging his lemmings to go and get vaccinated asap.
The other States and territories Leaders have done so but not this clown!, well not lately and it's too late to do much good now anyway.
You have well and truly played the role of " Grinch " Mr. Premier and you so called advisors.
We all have to learn to live with Covid and all of it's variants as can't stop it , just live with it like the flu.
Encouraging? They tried that for months but no-one listened, at least as long as NSW and VIC. Now it’s mandated for pretty much every major sector in the state because they realised without community COVID transmission there are enough muppets here to stop the coverage reaching 80-90%. No-one in WA other than the lunatic fringe of the liberal party is going to support opening borders to deliberately allow 1000+ people to die earlier than they need to, so the borders will remain closed. When I meet people who refuse to get vaccinated and try to explain the consequence of their actions, they are “cool with that”.
Try to bear in mind that the vast majority of West Australians are vaccinated and they also want to see the border restrictions lifted but in a way that does not disrupt the lack transmission suppression measures, ie wait for high vaccination rates.
Short of physically dragging people off the street, I’m not sure how much more “encouragement” politicians can provide. They are taking away people’s livelihoods for not getting vaccinated, something that the Murdoch press and Nine would be decrying as totalitarianism if they hadn’t already used that with their anti-border restriction by-lines.

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Old 12th Dec 2021, 03:21
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No-one in WA other than the lunatic fringe of the liberal party is going to support opening borders to deliberately allow 1000+ people to die earlier than they need to, so the borders will remain closed.
So you believe that if MM opened the borders from say Dec 20th to allow Christmas travel then 1000+ people will die in WA?

How did you come to that conclusion? Of the total deaths in Australia of 2072 in the last 22 months, 1390 were in Victoria.




These are FACTS. This is why it is so hard to have a sensible discussion about COVID rules. So much catastrophising.

If MM did open up the border, there is nothing stopping vulnerable people from self isolating at home is there?
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Old 12th Dec 2021, 07:59
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So you believe that if MM opened the borders from say Dec 20th to allow Christmas travel then 1000+ people will die in WA?

How did you come to that conclusion? Of the total deaths in Australia of 2072 in the last 22 months, 1390 were in Victoria.




These are FACTS. This is why it is so hard to have a sensible discussion about COVID rules. So much catastrophising.

If MM did open up the border, there is nothing stopping vulnerable people from self isolating at home is there?
you’re correct, I was engaging in hyperbole, I apologise.

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Old 12th Dec 2021, 08:59
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The short of it is that population density is the prime driver of this thing and then how communities interact, which in the case of QLD and WA it's really not a big threat. Vic has a more European style of interaction and dense population that converges around the city center, then throw in the communities that have large extended families and large community gatherings for whatever and you have the perfect spreading ground. I would hazard a guess that Melbourne also has a very high amount of older population concentrated in retirement homes which adds to the death rate. I doubt WA would get a massive outbreak even if they did let it rip, but I don't really care what they do, its their turf, their rules. Something for the voters of WA to sort out when the time comes.
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Old 14th Dec 2021, 11:59
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Hold the press. If your positive and decide to spread your germs on one of our flights entering this state, then the hold planeload is off into Quarantine for the next fortnight, courtesy of our Anna.

Four flights today have now fallen over. Edit. Now that’s 5. Goodbye Christmas for these poor people.

Domestic confidence is never going to improve. Cannot believe I am still reading Airports being marked as exposure sites requiring quarantine. Every flight and airport is a exposure site now, forever and ever and ever!

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Old 14th Dec 2021, 22:09
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But I thought everyone was in need of a PCR negative result 72 hrs before travel?
Something is not correct?
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Old 14th Dec 2021, 22:39
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Sounds like a reaction to the cases in Newcastle.

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Old 15th Dec 2021, 02:53
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They’ve changed their minds, after businesses basically told them they will ruin everything if everyone who’s on a flight has to quarantine every time someone has covid.

Now only a couple of rows either side, which I think is still ridiculous, but better than the entire aeroplane I guess.
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Old 15th Dec 2021, 14:34
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Sounds like a reaction to the cases in Newcastle.

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Old 16th Dec 2021, 04:56
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Poor Pat Cummins got caught out. Looks like eating indoors and shaking hands of other restaurant guests are high risk activities still.
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Old 16th Dec 2021, 05:01
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Poor Pat Cummins got caught out. Looks like eating indoors and shaking hands of other restaurant guests are high risk activities still.
Ummmm. I think we all know that....well maybe not all.

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Old 21st Dec 2021, 02:15
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Scotty from Marketing says: "There will be no more lockdowns."

Who knew that Scotty decided whether States or parts of States would lock down? I thought lockdowns were not his responsibility...
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Old 21st Dec 2021, 04:56
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon
Scotty from Marketing says: "There will be no more lockdowns."

Who knew that Scotty decided whether States or parts of States would lock down? I thought lockdowns were not his responsibility...
Always a creep, doubly so when campaigning for re-election.
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Old 21st Dec 2021, 05:08
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Might not be lockdowns but travelers appear spooked at the moment, Tasmania are isolating entire plane loads, not one or two rows.

Seen a pretty significant drop off in pax numbers across the last fortnight, more noticeable this week. The commentary around 20-30k cases a day next month won’t help much either.
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