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Old 13th Oct 2020, 21:47
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Labor or Liberal diehards- who gives a fcvk right now? Let’s deal with COVID and pick the best leaders for the job.

If you could clone Gladys or Dan to run all the other states I know which one I would chose.
Couldnt agree more,what colour you wear or what political agenda you support has nothing to do with the best man for the job.
Surely you mean best woman.......
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 07:27
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Originally Posted by minigundiplomat View Post
Surely you mean best woman.......
Best man or woman,dont care what they are or what colour they represent,a good job is just that.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 11:55
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McCoward’s house of cards is looking shakier by the day:

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/...14-p56549.html
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 13:24
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Agreed, the mistake of assuming broad support for hard borders will soon be revealed.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 20:01
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It backs up what many of us have suggested for a long time saying all states except Vic and NSW should have unrestricted travel between them. From the article...

“Premier Mark McGowan has been “caught out on his political decision” to keep WA’s border closed after his Chief Health Officer told a parliamentary inquiry the state could open to five of the other seven Australian jurisdictions.”



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Old 14th Oct 2020, 20:21
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The WA legislation sounds different to QLD...

Regarding the QLD border -

"The powers granted to the Chief Health Officer in a public health emergency are extensive."

"Although the final decision is made by the Chief Health Officer, the Premier is able to contribute information that the State Government considers relevant."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-...harge/12753776


So in the QLD context at least, measures taken are unlikely to change regardless of the government of the day.

Given the calibre of our politicians, probably not a bad idea.




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Old 20th Oct 2020, 01:52
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So, yeah. You can now fly from UnZud to New South Wales, the Territory or South Australia, either direct, or via Sydney - and not have to undergo quarantine. Yet you cannot fly from anywhere in Australia to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Westralia without being forced to undergo 2 weeks mandatory - but completely voluntary remember! - detention at your own cost...

Yep, we're certainly living up to that concept of Federation alright!
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 02:16
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TAS will open to NSW 2nd November. As proven NSW has the best contact tracing team in the country if not the world its been proven with their quick actions on potential breakouts that’s undeniable.

QLD and WA will find it harder to keep their borders closed past November without having to answer for it now. November will certainty be an interesting month for those two states. Hopefully QLD people have woken up to Queen P and that idiot SM who has demonstrated he is actually a child and should not be in the job.

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 03:14
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So apparently now, any Qlders can drive as far south as feral Byron Bay without restriction(not sure why anyone would want to, except to get drugs) & apparently now anyone from NSW including SYD can drive to Byron Bay without restriction, so Qlders & those from SYD can mix at Byron, but they can't fly SYD/BNE/SYD or BNE/SYD/BNE without restrictions/quarantine.

Is this nuts ?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 04:31
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Is this nuts ?
Whilst I think it’s funny you started this thread under a different username and here you are again acting all sneaky sneaky with a new flash username, you do raise a very good point. It doesn’t really pass the pub test. It’s hard to see it as anything but political grandstanding.

With growing discontent in Queensland around the border closure, could we see a last minute pre election border announcement from Queen P as a cynical way to try win some more votes?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 09:23
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Originally Posted by brokenagain View Post

With growing discontent in Queensland around the border closure, could we see a last minute pre election border announcement from Queen P as a cynical way to try win some more votes?
This is exactly what she and that child idiot SM will do. They have the speech prepared already as to why the 28 days is no longer needed, it will involve ML doing so well so being close is no longer a greater threat as to what last week was blah blah blah.
To be honest I don’t want QLD ppl here, our testing is 3 times higher than theirs our contact tracing is ten fold Better than theirs and covid is running rampart in their sewage so one has to ask. Is QLD actually doing as good as they make out?

The even scarier thing is that QLD ppl will vote Queen P and Idiot SM back in which well.....I’ll stop there....
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 19:48
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Today is the day, lets see if Queen P and that idiot SM side kick of hers make a rational, science based announcement.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 20:27
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Originally Posted by Ragnor View Post
Today is the day, lets see if Queen P and that idiot SM side kick of hers make a rational, science based announcement.
That side kick actually makes her look good(if thats possible),like u say comes out with all these useless statements that have no relevance to the issue hes attempting to get across.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 08:25
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Originally Posted by Ragnor View Post
Today is the day, lets see if Queen P and that idiot SM side kick of hers make a rational, science based announcement.
Before the Qld election? Just won't happen...
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 08:28
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No excuses gladys! Don't be a hypocrite
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 09:13
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Interestingly this afternoon the online Courier Mail had an online article stating that a decision on the border full opening would be made on the Friday prior to Saturdays vote.

Within a very short time frame the article disappeared.

Lets see what happens.

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Old 26th Oct 2020, 13:27
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One of the best presentations you will ever see.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 14:04
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One of the best presentations you will ever see.
How could've there have been a hysteria about lockdowns in his country which never really locked down to begin with and has let the virus run rampant?

I don't think we need to listen to this guy (a history writer btw) or his moronic countrymen across the Pacific for medical advice, how about follow the lead of our neighbours to the near north who've controlled the situation far more successfully.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 19:37
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This inept QLD are rally something. They are going to release a "road map" for border opening on Friday not sure why a road map is needed just open in damn thing, it shouldn't be closed anyway. In the mean time they let their resident hang out in Byron Bay without realizing over 1000 supposed highly infections and contagious Sydney and NSW people go.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 21:09
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Ragnor

The NSW border is still closed to people in Victoria.

Even NSW residents, who have only been in regional Victoria, have to spend two weeks quarantine in Sydney to get home.

And NSW still doesn’t have a roadmap or timeline for opening their border.

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