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Green.Dot 9th Sep 2020 04:45


Originally Posted by Xeptu (Post 10881208)
You did and there in lies your answer, perhaps that's the real problem with the world.

Ha ha, you have to be taking the p!ss.

Xeptu says “it’s not me, it’s the world”


Xeptu 9th Sep 2020 05:05

Well there's a counter argument for everything. I only want to know one thing. If your state falls, there are 2 options, lock down or let it rip. Which way will you vote.

jrfsp 9th Sep 2020 07:48

Of fairly significant news today, is BHP permanently axing interstate FIFO roles instead opting for WA based staff. I can see the other big resource companies following suit. This will have significant demand impacts in my view

Turnleft080 9th Sep 2020 08:39


Originally Posted by jrfsp (Post 10881264)
Of fairly significant news today, is BHP permanently axing interstate FIFO roles instead opting for WA based staff. I can see the other big resource companies following suit. This will have significant demand impacts in my view

Was that an executive order from Dan was it. We can't have any Victorians making money. That is just not on. Not on my watch.
Send them back to the leper colony.

Maggie Island 9th Sep 2020 08:44


Originally Posted by Turnleft080 (Post 10881292)
Was that an executive order from Dan was it. We can't have any Victorians making money. That is just not on. Not on my watch.
Send them back to the leper colony.

Melbourne?

Ragnor 9th Sep 2020 08:56

This will be interesting to see how it pans out, they couldn't fill those mining potions pre covid by WA residents obviously otherwise they wouldn't need eastern state workers to begin with.

goodonyamate 9th Sep 2020 08:56


Originally Posted by Xeptu (Post 10881214)
Well there's a counter argument for everything. I only want to know one thing. If your state falls, there are 2 options, lock down or let it rip. Which way will you vote.


let it rip. We can’t go on like this forever. The screaming will get louder when other people are affected by the end of jobkeeper.

dr dre 9th Sep 2020 08:57


Originally Posted by jrfsp (Post 10881264)
Of fairly significant news today, is BHP permanently axing interstate FIFO roles instead opting for WA based staff. I can see the other big resource companies following suit. This will have significant demand impacts in my view

Obviously BHP isn't going to be getting FIFO workers from out of state into WA for the short term, so any new positions would obviously be staffed with WA locals. It would also save these companies money as I'm told the costs of moving out of state workers temporarily to WA are quite expensive. However, after the borders have come down, I would expect these requirements to be dropped, as there wouldn't need to be any need for them. Interstate FIFO is only a small proportion of overall FIFO anyway. You'd find mostly the companies would only pay for a ticket to/from Perth, and those who chose to live interstate then would buy their own ticket to their state of residence anyway. Once they're off their shift the mining company cannot control their movement.

I don't think a long term imposition of one state only residence would be constitutional anyway. Section 117 of the Constitution resident in any State, shall not be subject in any other State to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other state. So whilst it could be imposed whilst borders are closed once borders are open they wouldn't be able to get away with it.

KRviator 9th Sep 2020 09:05


Originally Posted by jrfsp (Post 10881264)
Of fairly significant news today, is BHP permanently axing interstate FIFO roles instead opting for WA based staff. I can see the other big resource companies following suit. This will have significant demand impacts in my view

Not really.. It's only for new positions. If enough WA residents wanted to actually do the bloody job in the first palce, there wouldn't be any need for interstate FIFO. The simple fact is, not enough of them want to do it, or are reliable enough (by that I mean actually taking the job and staying in it) to do the work. As recently as last month there were jobs going for loco driver's to do FIFO into Port Hedland with flights paid for to any capital city, not just Perth. When BHP find they can't get enough locals to do the job, we'll be right back where they were.


Originally Posted by WA Today
BHP to axe interstate FIFO work as mining industry conforms to WA's 'hard borders'
By Nathan Hondros and Hamish HastieSeptember 8, 2020 — 10.11pm

BHP will shift much of its interstate FIFO workforce to Western Australia in the face of the state's border restrictions, requiring new operational employees to live in the state or be willing to move there. The move is in response to pressure from the state government, which has urged WA's resources sector to relocate its 7000-strong interstate workforce to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering the state.

Before the pandemic interstate mine workers, a majority living in Queensland, supplemented WA's workforce. But BHP will now give preference to West Australian job applicants for operational jobs in its iron ore, nickel and petroleum operations, with some exceptions for maintenance and project based jobs. All job advertisements will stipulate the requirement that candidates must live in or be willing to move to WA for the duration of their employment.

The company has offered financial assistance for interstate employees to temporarily relocate to WA, which has resulted in over 800 employees moving to the state. The resources giant also offered incentives for employees already on the books willing to move to WA permanently.

Premier Mark McGowan has been on record urging resources companies to do more to move workers to WA or to employ WA workers first.

He said BHP had set a new benchmark for the rest of the industry, and encouraged other mining companies to follow. Mr McGowan said the move would have a positive impact across the state's economy, with more income generated from mining staying in WA.

"It means more West Australians will be employed in our resources industry," he said. "I look forward to more people making WA their home, just like I did when I was in the Navy and relocated to WA. "We don’t believe flying in workers from over east is sustainable any longer."

After the state closed its borders in April, the industry was forced to negotiate travel exemptions and strict quarantines for its interstate workers."This is the time for the resources industry to rethink the way it employs workers in WA and move interstate workers here," Mr McGowan said.

"WA workers should be first in line for WA jobs. There are many West Australians that can perform the roles needed in the sector." Mr McGowan has asked the federal government to assist in helping it fill jobs in regional areas while the WA border is closed, calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to allow West Australians to keep their JobKeeper payments if they take up employment outside of major population centres. Source


neville_nobody 9th Sep 2020 09:31


WA workers should be first in line for WA jobs. There are many West Australians that can perform the roles needed in the sector." Mr McGowan has asked the federal government to assist in helping it fill jobs in regional areas while the WA border is closed, calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to allow West Australians to keep their JobKeeper payments if they take up employment outside of major population centre
So they want the Federal Government to pay for their decision to keep their borders closed again?

LapSap 9th Sep 2020 09:44


Originally Posted by Xeptu (Post 10881180)
IMHO to appease the fact gatherers. It makes no difference if the borders are open, there still won't be too many passengers travelling anywhere, for what purpose, why do you think we are all going to rush to the airports and travel somewhere. Are you suggesting that alone will restore the economy.

Well you better ask the pax on the couple of thousand flights that I could see around me on my long range surveillance system at work in SE Asia this morning.....
Domestic traffic looking pretty lively in Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia to name a few.
Sure, cross border traffic is still slow til countries start trusting each other.
But gee, I guess they reckon its worth getting on with their lives! Hard as it may seem for you to imagine. Or you just think they're being reckless.

exfocx 9th Sep 2020 09:52

interstate FIFO
 
Plenty of these present interstate based FIFO started when there was a massive demand that couldn't be filled from here, however thats not been the case for a while, unfortunately for the companies you just can't sack workers because you've found a closer replacement. So those who are flying in at the expense of their employer are safe.

exfocx 9th Sep 2020 10:00


Originally Posted by LapSap (Post 10881342)
Well you better ask the pax on the couple of thousand flights that I could see around me on my long range surveillance system at work in SE Asia this morning.....
Domestic traffic looking pretty lively in Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia to name a few.
Sure, cross border traffic is still slow til countries start trusting each other.
But gee, I guess they reckon its worth getting on with their lives! Hard as it may seem for you to imagine. Or you just think they're being reckless.


Does your long range surveillance system also give you the load factor? Have a rellie in the US with Delta, lots of flights back up but loads way down.

Don't know if you read much, but lots of the data shows that where they have taken a lackadaisical approach to control the economy has taken a BIGGER hit than where they haven't. Now, maybe it's just my perverted view, but I'd have thought that if that's the case you expect that would flow through to people flying as well.

Turnleft080 9th Sep 2020 11:49


Originally Posted by Maggie Island (Post 10881296)
Melbourne?

Hey Maggie thanks for pointing out Melbourne is the capital of the leper colony.
Our health officer Mr Sutton actually threw Dan under the bus today.
Mr Sutton through all this wonderful modelling advised us today that the curfew was not calculated
when the road map was constructed. "Quite frankly not to sure where that came from".
This 8pm to 5am curfew looks like a mandated Danism he may of picked up when the Chinese brainwashed him
while walking along the Great China Wall. The one that keeps the rabbits out. Consulted only with the constabulary
which was given the powers to arrest grandmas sitting on park benches and pregnant women. The supercomputer never spat that out.
Dan gave it a good old bang like a B&W tv set still no joy on curfew. Stuff it it's now implicated.
Labor backbenches now starting to sweat. I wonder why? Interesting road map. Can't see any bitumen yet, all
gravel, pot holes, wet boggy patches.


Green.Dot 9th Sep 2020 11:58


Originally Posted by Turnleft080 (Post 10881436)
Our health officer Mr Sutton actually threw Dan under the bus today.
Mr Sutton through all this wonderful modelling advised us today that the curfew was not calculated
when the road map was constructed. "Quite frankly not to sure where that came from"

Well I hope Sutton doesn’t get the sack and locked up for challenging his leader. Dictator Dan will have him moved on in no time if he questions his decision making.

Xeptu 9th Sep 2020 12:29


Originally Posted by goodonyamate (Post 10881305)
let it rip. We can’t go on like this forever. The screaming will get louder when other people are affected by the end of jobkeeper.

Well at least you have the balls to stand up and be counted, I respect that, well done you. it appears the rest of the soft cock whingers on here choose to quietly merge with the popular opinion when the time comes. what a surprise, not.

thisishardtochoose 9th Sep 2020 12:30


Originally Posted by Turnleft080 (Post 10881436)
Hey Maggie thanks for pointing out Melbourne is the capital of the leper colony.
Our health officer Mr Sutton actually threw Dan under the bus today.
Mr Sutton through all this wonderful modelling advised us today that the curfew was not calculated
when the road map was constructed. "Quite frankly not to sure where that came from".
This 8pm to 5am curfew looks like a mandated Danism he may of picked up when the Chinese brainwashed him
while walking along the Great China Wall. The one that keeps the rabbits out. Consulted only with the constabulary
which was given the powers to arrest grandmas sitting on park benches and pregnant women. The supercomputer never spat that out.
Dan gave it a good old bang like a B&W tv set still no joy on curfew. Stuff it it's now implicated.
Labor backbenches now starting to sweat. I wonder why? Interesting road map. Can't see any bitumen yet, all
gravel, pot holes, wet boggy patches.

Came from the Victorian Police Commissioner.

Turnleft, You and I don't agree to much, but take this advice. Get some rest for the next couple of days and let go of the technology and media

Turnleft080 9th Sep 2020 12:36


Originally Posted by Green.Dot (Post 10881446)
Well I hope Sutton doesn’t get the sack and locked up for challenging his leader. Dictator Dan will have him moved on in no time if he questions his decision making.

I don't think it will come to that, if it did that will indicate to all vics they have hit the panic button. It feels like though they have already hit the panic button.
To put it aeronautically Dan has lost situational awareness. The stall warning is blaring, wing buffet occurred, AoA exceeded 16, nose & wing dropped and now he is in a spin.
Question is will he recover, does he know how to recover.

Roger thisishardtochoose. switching off have a good evening.

Xeptu 9th Sep 2020 12:48


Originally Posted by Turnleft080 (Post 10881476)
Roger thisishardtochoose. switching off have a good evening.

Seat Belt sign off

Ragnor 9th Sep 2020 13:28


Originally Posted by Xeptu (Post 10881472)
Well at least you have the balls to stand up and be counted, I respect that, well done you. it appears the rest of the soft cock whingers on here choose to quietly merge with the popular opinion when the time comes. what a surprise, not.

that’s two for let it rip, cancel Jobkeeper tomorrow also expose the real unemployment and zombie business

Xeptu 9th Sep 2020 13:36


Originally Posted by Ragnor (Post 10881505)
that’s two for let it rip, cancel Jobkeeper tomorrow also expose the real unemployment and zombie business

Not sure what you mean with reveal zombie business, The real unemployment is 13.7% and expected to rise nearer 20% by end of year.
That's dependant on what happens in NSW, if it falls then GDP will fall to minus 10% as well.

vne165 9th Sep 2020 13:36

Xeptu,
keep at it mate.

https://www.coviddoctorsnetwork.com/

currawong 9th Sep 2020 14:18

Why we are not "letting it rip", from an epidemiologist. Old news, btw.

"allowing it to just rip through the community does not get rid of it. What happens is, you have cycling epidemics" - Professor Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, FRACP, FAFPHM, M App Epid, PhD) is NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity.


thisishardtochoose 9th Sep 2020 14:41


Originally Posted by vne165 (Post 10881513)
Xeptu,
keep at it mate.

https://www.coviddoctorsnetwork.com/

And not one of them is an Epidemiologist. I wouldn't be surprised these Doctors are only speaking up because it's actually hurting their own pockets and are being egged on by the Victorian Libs

vne165 9th Sep 2020 14:49


Originally Posted by thisishardtochoose (Post 10881556)
And not one of them is an Epidemiologist. I wouldn't be surprised these Doctors are only speaking up because it's actually hurting their own pockets and are being egged on by the Victorian Libs

No, perhaps not Epidemiologists.
But they are learned.
That counts.

thisishardtochoose 9th Sep 2020 14:52


Originally Posted by vne165 (Post 10881562)
No, perhaps not Epidemiologists.
But they are learned.
That counts.

You don't send a Heart surgeon to conduct brain surgeries or vice versa.

So no it does not count.

dr dre 9th Sep 2020 15:34


Originally Posted by thisishardtochoose (Post 10881556)
And not one of them is an Epidemiologist. I wouldn't be surprised these Doctors are only speaking up because it's actually hurting their own pockets and are being egged on by the Victorian Libs

Well the 13 signatories have increased to 18 but still far short of the 500 they are claiming. Who are the other 482 senior doctors as they say who have put their names to this letter but haven’t been named on their website?

As far as the named signers go, there’s quite a few of them who have some far out political views, and who actively run political campaigns on them. Fundamentalist Christians and a lot of anti gay views too. Leading me to believe it’s a small group of fundamentalist doctors with a political motive not a health one.




Buster Hyman 9th Sep 2020 16:24


Originally Posted by Turnleft080 (Post 10881436)
Interesting road map. Can't see any bitumen yet, all gravel, pot holes, wet boggy patches.

Don't worry, we have a Belt & Road plan for that.

Sad to see the country revert to party lines & State Parochialism that hasn't existed for roughly 120 years now.

Telfer86 9th Sep 2020 19:51

It will be interesting to see the latest BIRE data when it is released , think for month of June 19 as compared to June 20 went from
5 million to 400k. I think August 20 will be much worse , maybe around 200 k of RPT

So lifting about 4% of total load, domestic is effectively closed

To a large degree what is occurring OS just isn't relevant to the decision making here , our guys/gals(State/Territory leaders) are on their own path, genuinely believe they know
more & are the smartest going around. & that you Joe Average citizen is stupid & ignorant - that is why they talk to you with bubsy babytalk

Only states that are open to each other are SA, Qld, NT ; Tas ? - impossible to tell from online information what they are doing

WA closed to everyone & QLD stating they will remain closed to Vic/NSW until 28 days of zero new cases (hasn't been achieved anywhere)

Everywhere (aside from NT , but 14 days quarantine) closed to NSW & Vic , NSW closed to Vic , Vic open to all Aussies (as is NSW , aside from Vic ?)

It's difficult to get your head around how complex it is in Australia atm. What is ACT doing ?

It is looking fairly certain domestic will remain as it is now (effectively closed) over the summer holiday period , likely what the State & Territory leaders
want

Domestic to "maybe" start proper beginning of 2021 , assuming Vic gets Covid under control & no third wave & no significant outbreak elsewhere in Australia & no imported
cases if one of our illustrious State Leaders does a dash for cash by allowing large numbers of OS students back early 2021 & then mucking up hotel quarantine. How could that happen with the team of living legends we have running our states & territories - they are the best of the best

You can throw all the data & expert medical & science opinions to our State & Territory leaders , they won't listen. All just loving the attention & limelight right now
running their own little fiefdoms

Great if people are organising petitions, I just think it you got all the medicos/scientists who aren't on the Govt payroll these characters will just raise
both middle fingers , give you an arrogant put down & then ignore you

The only concern of the Vict Govt is re-election, the fact that many people have passed as a direct result of how they handled many aspects
of Covid is of absolutely no consideration. It is firstly about your own personal political survival and then party re-election & hopefully a greater majority, the number of bodies in the ground - that doesn't come into it

Not good numbers domestic at 4% ,international (meaning QF/VA/JQ) at 0% , 7.5 months in

highflyer40 9th Sep 2020 21:14


Originally Posted by Maggie Island (Post 10881087)
Any party that’s happy to front the next election with a ~1000% tobacco tax will definitely get my vote!

To start with I’m a non smoker and hate the smell. The big BUT here is would you also vote in that same party with a 1000% tax on alcohol? It’s a bit hypocritical to jump on the things you don’t like and deprive a fellow citizen but not feel the same about your own vices.

Maggie Island 9th Sep 2020 21:17


Originally Posted by highflyer40 (Post 10881834)
To start with I’m a non smoker and hate the smell. The big BUT here is would you also vote in that same party with a 1000% tax on alcohol? It’s a bit hypocritical to jump on the things you don’t like and deprive a fellow citizen but not feel the same about your own vices.

Look, I dare say I would (after hoarding my favourite drops) but it also would be political suicide so a little academic.

Sunfish 9th Sep 2020 21:35

My advice from the police was that everybody has an excuse why they were out all the time. The only way to stop the BS was quarantine. It also helped the police in other ways. The only illegal drivers were crooks. There have been some magnificent car chases as a result - with no bystanders to get injured. One was so long that a police chopper actually stopped to refuel.

Turnleft080 9th Sep 2020 22:07


Originally Posted by Sunfish (Post 10881851)
My advice from the police was that everybody has an excuse why they were out all the time. The only way to stop the BS was quarantine. It also helped the police in other ways. The only illegal drivers were crooks. There have been some magnificent car chases as a result - with no bystanders to get injured. One was so long that a police chopper actually stopped to refuel.

The attack of the phone snatches have reaped in $165,000 bucks a night after 8pm.

601 10th Sep 2020 01:00


And not one of them is an Epidemiologist.

As far as the named signers go, there’s quite a few of them who have some far out political views, and who actively run political campaigns on them. Fundamentalist Christians and a lot of anti gay views too. Leading me to believe it’s a small group of fundamentalist doctors with a political motive not a health one.
These views sound very similar to comments when debating CC.

dr dre 10th Sep 2020 04:24


Originally Posted by 601 (Post 10881967)
These views sound very similar to comments when debating CC.

You’re exactly right, just replace “climate scientist” with “epidemiologist”....:

who cares what those biased “scientists” with their “PhDs” and their “decades of experience” in climatology who work for laughable groups like NASA or the CSIRO think, I’ve watched a couple of YouTube clips of Alan Jones and read some Andrew Bolt columns, so I know infinitely more about this topic than the “so called experts”.....”

Ragnor 10th Sep 2020 05:07

Looks like the border closures are creating some issues, how long will Queen P hold her ground!

Coronavirus: Bereaved daughter Sarah Caisip allowed to view dad’s body but not to attend funeral

https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/...bca5?width=650Sarah Caisip (left) with her father Bernard Prendergast and younger sister Isobel Prendergast, 11Bereaved young Canberra woman Sarah Caisip, in quarantine in Queensland, has been granted a last minute exemption to view her father’s body after an outcry over the state government’s treatment of her.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young granted the exemption early Thursday afternoon. However the 26-year-old will not be able to attend the funeral in Brisbane on Thursday afternoon, despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison ringing Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk about the case this morning.

Ms Caisip is stuck in hotel quarantine after fighting to enter Queensland, from COVID-free-Canberra, to see her father before he lost his battle with cancer.

Unable to say goodbye to her dad, Ms Caisip was devastated to be refused permission to attend his funeral,

The Australian understands Ms Caisip will now be allowed to attend a private viewing after the funeral. It is not clear whether she will be able to see her grieving mother and 11-year-old sister.

In a letter tabled in parliament by the LNP Opposition, Ms Caisip pleaded to be allowed out of quarantine. She said her father died on September 2, but she had been denied an exemption to attend his funeral.

“Dear Premier, my dad is dead and you made me fight to see him, but it was too late, and now you won’t let me go to his funeral, or see my devastated 11 year old sister,” Ms Caisip’s letter reads.

“The fact that I’m being denied my basic human rights to care for my grief-stricken mother and little 11-year-old sister enrages, disgusts and devastates me at the same time.”

Mr Morrison earlier on Thursday made an impassioned plea to Ms Palaszczuk to allow Ms Caisip to attend the funeral.

The Prime Minister, who struggled to talk at times when reflecting on his own father’s death earlier this year, said he had spoken with Ms Palaszczuk this morning to appeal for an exemption for Sarah.

“I appealed to overrule the decision that would allow Sarah to go to the funeral today and to be honest, it’s not about borders. It’s not about Federation, it’s not about politicians, it’s not about elections,” he told 2GB.

“The only thing that matters today is that Sarah can be with her 11-year-old sister, Isabel, and her mother Myrna to mourn the passing of their father and husband.”.

Mr Morrison said it was heartbreaking Ms Caisip had missed the opportunity to say farewell to her dad because she was in quarantine.

“All of us who have been through that process know how important a day like today is,” Mr Morrison said, his voice breaking. “It’s still fresh in my mind.”

“This isn’t about the Premier of Queensland and me or anyone else – it’s just about that. Surely, in the midst of all of this, in COVID, and everything that everyone’s going through. Surely just this once. This can be done. It can be done,” he said. “There’s been no COVID cases in the ACT for more than 60 days.”

“I just hope they don’t change their mind.”

Health Minister Greg Hunt called on the Premier to “show compassion” and change her mind to allow Ms Caisip to attend her father’s funeral.

Mr Hunt said the Commonwealth had worked quietly behind-the-scenes on many cases, which had resulted in a positive outcome for those involved.

“I know that the Prime Minister and myself and so many others are urging the Queensland Government to show compassion,” he said.

“This is a very difficult situation and somebody facing the loss, the agony that Sarah has faced, as we all do at different times in our journeys, I think is deserving of compassion and we have quietly worked behind-the-scenes on many cases with many states and had very strong compassionate outcomes and I would gently, but clearly, urge the Queensland Government to show compassion in this case.”

Asked specifically about the Queensland government’s decision to allow Ms Caisip to have a private viewing of her father’s body, but not attend today’s funeral, Mr Hunt said there needed to be a transparent system where people could appeal decisions.

“We would like to see a very transparent system,” he said. “So there is a capacity to appeal for exemptions or compassionate or other grounds... and there is a transparent process to make that appeal.”

Mr Hunt said he thought the most sensible and compassionate thing to do with regard to Ms Caisip’s case is if she were able to attend the full funeral in a “COVID-Safe way”.

“I think that would be the most humane, compassionate thing to do.”

Earlier, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton attacked Ms Palaszczuk, saying people were suffering because of her “pig headed” border policies.

“This young lady, tragically, will be scarred for life. She’s missed her father’s dying moments, she’s going to miss the funeral and these are obviously moments you can’t get back,” he told 2GB.

“This is Australia in the 21st century. There can be border restrictions put in place if there are good health reasons for it but there’s no health reason, there’s no argument from the doctors here in Queensland for the borders to be shut.

“It’s all for political reasons and unfortunately a lot of people are suffering and feel the consequences of this action.”

Mr Dutton urged the bureaucrats involved in the case to use discretion, saying it was unnecessary to prohibit someone from Canberra – where there have been no new coronavirus cases for more than 60 days – from entering Queensland.

“It’s really upsetting and heartbreaking,” he said.

“I just can’t understand why the government would put someone through that extra grief.”

On Thursday morning Ms Palaszczuk defended the decision.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington asked Ms Palaszczuk to order a review into “Sarah’s case,” but Ms Palaszczuk said it was “disgusting” that the LNP would raise a personal case in parliament, even though the LNP said it had been asked to by Ms Caisip.

“Everything we do in this house is about saving people’s lives from a pandemic no one asked for,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

She said the bullying and intimidation she had faced over the border closures were the worst she’d seen, to which Opposition MPs interjected: “the Premier is not the victim”.

Ms Palaszczuk said Ms Caisip’s case was “absolutely tragic” but she did not make decisions about exemptions, the Ms Young did.

Opposition health spokesman Chris Bowen refused to say Ms Palaszczuk was wrong to deny MS Caisip access to her father’s funeral, but encouraged “everybody to take as compassionate approach as possible” based on health advice.

“In every case exemptions that are put in place for various reasons, they will be and should be worked through as cooperatively and carefully and compassionately as possible,” Mr Bowen said.

“We have to say we’re all in it together, we have to mean it. While the border restrictions are very important, and we continue to support all premiers regardless of partisanship in those decisions they’ve taken based on health advice, of course there will need to be exemptions made and exemptions are made.”

Sarah Elks

Queensland Political Reporter

Green.Dot 10th Sep 2020 05:15

C’mon Ragnor, let’s not be too critical of Premier Pinochet! It’s all in the interests of public health ;)

MrPeabody 10th Sep 2020 05:35


Originally Posted by dr dre (Post 10882002)
You’re exactly right, just replace “climate scientist” with “epidemiologist”....:

who cares what those biased “scientists” with their “PhDs” and their “decades of experience” in climatology who work for laughable groups like NASA or the CSIRO think, I’ve watched a couple of YouTube clips of Alan Jones and read some Andrew Bolt columns, so I know infinitely more about this topic than the “so called experts”.....”

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....b3e93f0d37.png
A good read on the scientific experts of today!
https://www.euroscientist.com/a-refl...ious-features/

Turnleft080 10th Sep 2020 06:29

A question to Dr dre
In the mid 80s we had a disease called AIDS. Did the WHO advise all governments
to shut down the economies and tell all pollies to close all borders. Did the premiers at the time
give out curfews. All they said is go via the chemist to practice your horizontal recreation.
The grim reaper adds were like the population is doomed as we know it.
We didn't have the premier coming to the mic, day in day out, saying we have so many deaths in their age groups.....
It would of been John Cain at the time. He wouldn't be carrying on like this drongo we got at the moment.
AIDS & Covid. Two diseases that will put you in a box though going about it very differently.
Use a condom for one and use a face mask, sanitiser, and whatever social distance for the other.
Doesn't make sense does it. I know stupid isn't it. Can't wait for the mixed answers on this one.

rcoight 10th Sep 2020 06:29

So, if we should ignore the opinions of any doctor who isn’t an epidemiologist, it follows that I’m right to ignore the likes of Tim Flannery, as he’s not a climate scientist.
Got it.


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